As the national coach of the women’s national football team, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg took the reins from 2018 to 2023. The exceptional footballer has achieved many achievements in her career, but how does she live privately?
Written by news.de editor Claudia Loy
November 4, 2023 at 12:54 pm
For five years, everything danced to her tune on the training ground of the German women’s national football team: between 2018 and 2023, the fate of the DFB women’s national team’s selection was in the hands of Martina Voss-Tecklenburg as national coach. There is no doubt that Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has the necessary knowledge: the former midfielder became the German champion six times, won the German Cup four times, and became the European champion four times – and these are just the successes she achieved during her active time as a player. How does the women’s national team coach live his privacy?
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg was obsessed with soccer even when she was a little girl
Born Martina Voss-Tecklenburg in Duisburg in December 1967 and raised with four siblings, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg was unable to resist the charm of round leather even at a young age. In an interview with “Niederrhein Edition”, the current national coach spoke about how she secretly ran away from home with her twin brother at the age of five to play football. Although her parents would have preferred little Martina to be content with table tennis, handball or athletics, football was supposed to have the upper hand.
This is how Martina Vos worked as a professional footballer
At the age of 15, Martina Voss came to KBC Duisburg in 1921 after her first experience with DJK Lösort Meiderich and was able to lift the German Women’s Football Cup just one year later. In 1985, Duisburg became German champions with Martina Voss – the first of six German championship titles for the midfielder, who also felt at home in attack. For her achievements, Martina Vos, who also played for TSV Siegen and FDC Duisburg, was named Germany’s first female footballer of the year. Martina Voss ended her active career after the 2003 German Cup Final – at this point she could look back on 125 caps and 27 goals for the women’s national team.
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has been coaching the women’s national team of the German Football Association since 2018
Martina Vos then began her coaching career and was not only responsible for the women’s teams of SV Straelen, FCR 2001 Duisburg, and FFUS Jena, but was also appointed national coach of the Swiss women’s football team in 2012. On 26 April 2018 Martina Voss-Tecklenburg inherited women’s national coach Horst Hrubesch, and has remained in charge since she was officially appointed as DFB women’s national coach in November 2018. The DFB women immediately won their first international match under Martina Voss- Tecklenburg, but the German national team ended up reaching the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup 2019. However, the qualifiers for the UEFA Women’s European Championship 2022 went great: the German national team players conceded only one goal in the qualifying stage. The tournament, which started on July 6, 2022, in England.
The 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championship was a test for former national coach Martina Vos-Tecklenburg
For Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, the European Championship is the second major tournament in which she has taken on the responsibility of selecting the German national football team – and she had to make it happen. Despite the pressure, the 125-time national team player and former Swiss national team coach wanted to enjoy the tournament in England. “In my opinion, this European Championship will be great,” Vos-Tecklenburg said before the start of the European Championships. “I hope that many people will want to celebrate this festival.” She eventually reached the final with the national team, which she lost to England. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s contract with the German Football Association runs until the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has not officially been a national coach since 4 November 2023: the German Football Association announced that the contract with the 55-year-old, who was recently on hiatus, has been terminated.
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg in private: After her separation from Inka Grings, she found happiness with her husband Hermann
Away from the football field, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg draws strength from her family. Martina Vos and her national team teammate Inka Grings once lived a life of love, but before the 2000 Olympics, a falling out between them broke off their relationship and ended Martina Vos’s career as a national athlete. Then she said in an interview with “Spiegel”: “Today I know that I will never live with a woman again. I love men.”
Martina Vos-Tecklenburg has had proof of that in her name since 2009: the women’s national football coach has since married her husband, Hermann Tecklenburg. The football legend himself proposed to his girlfriend, who was 20 years his senior, as Hermann Tecklenburg once revealed in the newspaper “Bunte”: “Martina is refreshingly uninhibited. She is not so old-fashioned as to wait for an offer to arrive.” From the man.” Today, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, who gave birth to her daughter Dina at the age of 25 and has been the proud grandmother of her grandson since March 2022, lives with her husband in Stralen on the Lower Rhine. Today, the national coach is also a member of the board of directors of Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and her husband Hermann renew their wedding vows ahead of the 2023 World Cup
Ahead of the German national team’s first match at the World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, it was announced that Voss-Tecklenburg and her husband Hermann Tecklenburg had renewed their wedding vows in their hometown of Stralen. RTL first reported about it. Hermann Tecklenburg explained to “Bild” (Friday): “The priest and Martina surprised me a week before the celebration by saying that they would say ‘yes’ again. Until that moment we were still missing the blessing of the church.” “We were all happy and congratulated,” Svenja Huth, deputy captain, said at a press conference at the German Football Association on Friday, July 21, 2023. “The focus is of course on football, so we left the congratulations for now.”
Former Germany national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg in profile
- family name: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, née Voss
- Birthday and place: December 22, 1967 in Duisburg
- Zodiac sign: Capricorn
- measuring: 1.68 m
- eye color: blue
- family: In a relationship with Inka Frings until 2000; He has been married to Hermann Tecklenburg since 2009, and has a daughter named Dina from a previous relationship
- hobbies: TV crime novels, cinema, reading, cycling, going to restaurants
- Signature address: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, via the German Football Association (DFB), Otto-Fleck-Schneise 6, 60528 Frankfurt/Main (Don’t forget the stamped, addressed return envelope!)
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