Verena Schweers is a German footballer who plays as a defender for Bayern Munich and the German national team. The incredible footballer turns 30 today.
Verena started her career with SC Kappel in 2000. She stayed there for four years and then moved on to SC Freiburg. During the 2006/07 season, Verena joined Freiburg’s Bundesliga squad and stuck around for seven years.
She transferred to VFL Wolfsburg in 2010-11. During the 2012/13 season with Wolfsburg, Verena helped the club win the German League, German Cup, and the Champions League. In 2014, she won the German League and the Champions League again and in 2015 the German Cup.
There is a huge wage gap between male and female football players. Moreover, these players generally don’t get the same fame as their male counterparts. Generally, female footballers have to switch to a normal job after retiring from the sport. While playing with Wolfsburg, Verena trained as an office clerk.
Schweers transferred to Bayern Munich in the 2016/17 season. Ever since joining the club, Verena has been privately working as a nanny since she aspires to later get a job that deals with children. She quickly realized that she needed to study for that so she is currently studying in social work.
At the junior level, Schweers represented Germany at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, reaching third-place. She made her debut for the German senior national team in October 2010 in a friendly match against Australia. Verena was called up for Germany’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad. She has played over 40 international matches for Germany. Now, she is gearing up to play for German national team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Happy Birthday, Verena Schweers!