Alexandra Popp is a professional football player and Olympic gold medalist who plays as a striker for VfL Wolfsburg and the Germany national team. Popp scored twice in Germany’s Women’s World Cup win over Morocco on Monday, July 24, 2023. Popp’s goal celebration, which involved mimicking the alien from the movie E.T., also caught the eye of many fans and media outlets.
Alexandra was born in Witten, Germany, on 6th April 1991. Andreas and Iris Popp are her parents and she has a brother Daniel with whom she spent her childhood. FC Silschede is the team she started her career with and she played in mixed-gender squads up.
Before joining FCR 2001 Duisburg in the 2008 season, FFC Recklinghausen competed for three years in the Bundesliga. Olympique Lyonnais, the reigning French champions, had also contacted her at the time, but she decided on Duisburg.
Alexandra Popp Career
Alexandra Popp made her Bundesliga debut in September 2008 against Herforder SV and scored her first two goals three weeks later in an 8–0 win over TSV Crailsheim. Popp won the 2009 UEFA Women’s Cup and the 2009 German Cup in her first season at Duisburg. She was the second-best female junior player in 2009 and received the silver Fritz Walter prize.
She won the German Cup once more the following year and finished second with Duisburg in the 2009–10 Bundesliga season. Popp played the bulk of Duisburg’s games at left back in the 2010–11 campaign due to significant injury concerns. She relocated to VfL Wolfsburg for the 2012–13 campaign along with club teammate Luisa Wensing.
Rise to Fame
In her first season, she won three Frauen-Bundesliga titles, the DFB Pokal Frauen, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League. A year later, Wolfsburg successfully defended their championship by winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Their hopes of winning the Bundesliga hinged on a decisive win over FFC Frankfurt, who had lost until then. Wolfsburg emerged victorious thanks to Pope’s 89th-minute goal, giving them their second DFB Pokal victory
Pope started at youth level for Germany, winning the 2008 UEFA U-17 Women’s Championship and the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, winning the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot as the winner and top scorer in competition in the 19th century.
Against Finland in March 2010, Pope scored her first goal in her senior debut against North Korea in February 2010. She was a member of the German team that took home gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and finished fourth at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup being held in Canada.
In both the 2011 and 2019 World Cups, Popp represented Germany, which both times advanced to the quarterfinals. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, the head coach, appointed her as the team’s captain in February 2019.
Alexandra Popp Biography
|Real Name||Alexandra Popp-Höppe|
|Birth Date||April 6, 1991|
|Age (as of 2023)||32 Years|
|Birth Place||Witten, Germany|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 174 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 66 kg – in Pounds – 145 lbs|
|Who is her husband?||Daniel Höppe|
Popp is married to Daniel Höppe, a former footballer who played for Rot-Weiss Essen and Wuppertaler SV. They tied the knot in June 2020 after dating for several years. The couple has no children and is probably enjoying the best moments of their life happily.
Alexandra Popp is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, and Twitter. Popp often posts pictures and videos of her training sessions, matches, travels, family, and friends. Popp also uses her platforms to promote causes such as gender equality, animal welfare, and environmental awareness.
Alexandra Popp Net Worth
Popp’s net worth is around $2 million as of July 2023. She earns as well as her endorsements from brands such as Adidas, Coca-Cola, and Volkswagen. She also earns money from appearances and bonuses from playing for Germany.