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Laura Benkarth

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Laura Benkarth

Personal

Date signed
01/07/2018
Height
1.76 m
Weight
73 kg
Right or left-footed?
Right
Date of birth
14/10/1992
Place of birth
Freiburg im Breisgau
Nationality
German
SC Freiburg (2009-18)
FC Wolfenweiler Schallstadt (2005-08)
SV Biengen (1997-2005)
What I’d do if I hadn’t become a professional footballer
As a child I wanted to be a vet. Otherwise, I’d probably still be involved in sport because I was always sporty even beyond football.
Sports I like outside of football
Generally any sport with a ball, like table tennis (I used to play it for the club as well), tennis, badminton, squash, beach volleyball, but also skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking. I usually do them in the summer or winter breaks.
My favourite place to travel
I don’t have just one place. I think it’s always nice to go to new places and get to know new countries.
My favourite food
I like Asian food, sushi or a Thai curry. I also like baking sour dough bread at home.
My favourite book and why I’d recommend it
“Zurück zu mir” by Laura Malina Seiler because it’s just a nice story about life where the main character meets her old 80-year-old self.
Strangest moment in football
We were playing in the Ruhr and on our way to the game on the bus. And as we drove around the bend, the hatch opened and bags fell out of the bus. The coaches then ran out and collected the bags.
Best memory at Bayern
Of course, winning the Bundesliga. We were all in each other's arms after the final whistle and you felt how everything fell away and you were just happy to have achieved that common goal.
How I calm back down after getting annoyed in a game
What helps me the most is to talk about it with other players or with family and friends. For example, 99% of the time after a game, I call my dad first and talk to him about the game. Apart from that, it also helps to distract myself and keep busy with other things like football.
Most exciting football match
It was at my first tournament with the senior national team, the 2013 European Championship in Sweden. After the group stage, we won every game by a minimalist 1-0, which meant all the games were exciting. But the final topped it. When Nadine Angerer saved two penalties, the score was still 0-0, then we made it 1-0, then there was another penalty for Norway and she saved it again. That was pretty crazy.
My pre-match ritual
I have routines rather than rituals, so I just always have similar procedures before the game, whether it's eating or warming up.

Bundesliga 2021

Olympic gold 2016

European Championship 2013

U20 World Cup 2010

Details
Date signed
01/07/2018
Height
1.76 m
Weight
73 kg
Right or left-footed?
Right
Date of birth
14/10/1992
Place of birth
Freiburg im Breisgau
Nationality
German
SC Freiburg (2009-18)
FC Wolfenweiler Schallstadt (2005-08)
SV Biengen (1997-2005)
What I’d do if I hadn’t become a professional footballer
As a child I wanted to be a vet. Otherwise, I’d probably still be involved in sport because I was always sporty even beyond football.
Sports I like outside of football
Generally any sport with a ball, like table tennis (I used to play it for the club as well), tennis, badminton, squash, beach volleyball, but also skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking. I usually do them in the summer or winter breaks.
My favourite place to travel
I don’t have just one place. I think it’s always nice to go to new places and get to know new countries.
My favourite food
I like Asian food, sushi or a Thai curry. I also like baking sour dough bread at home.
My favourite book and why I’d recommend it
“Zurück zu mir” by Laura Malina Seiler because it’s just a nice story about life where the main character meets her old 80-year-old self.
Strangest moment in football
We were playing in the Ruhr and on our way to the game on the bus. And as we drove around the bend, the hatch opened and bags fell out of the bus. The coaches then ran out and collected the bags.
Best memory at Bayern
Of course, winning the Bundesliga. We were all in each other's arms after the final whistle and you felt how everything fell away and you were just happy to have achieved that common goal.
How I calm back down after getting annoyed in a game
What helps me the most is to talk about it with other players or with family and friends. For example, 99% of the time after a game, I call my dad first and talk to him about the game. Apart from that, it also helps to distract myself and keep busy with other things like football.
Most exciting football match
It was at my first tournament with the senior national team, the 2013 European Championship in Sweden. After the group stage, we won every game by a minimalist 1-0, which meant all the games were exciting. But the final topped it. When Nadine Angerer saved two penalties, the score was still 0-0, then we made it 1-0, then there was another penalty for Norway and she saved it again. That was pretty crazy.
My pre-match ritual
I have routines rather than rituals, so I just always have similar procedures before the game, whether it's eating or warming up.
Honours

Bundesliga 2021

Olympic gold 2016

European Championship 2013

U20 World Cup 2010