Louise Hansen

For the Danish badminton player, see Louise Hansen (badminton). For the Danish cyclist, see Louise Hansen (cyclist).

Louise Hansen (born May 4, 1975 in Hørsholm) is a Danish retired association football player. She is considered the most successful Danish woman footballer ever.[1]

She played for Hillerød GI and Rødovre BK in Denmark.[2] In 1995, she started playing for German club TSV Siegen, transferring to rival team 1. FFC Frankfurt in the summer 2001.[3] With Frankfurt she won six German Bundesliga championships, four German Cup trophies, and three UEFA Women's Cups. She ended her footballing career in the summer 2008 after increasing injury problems,[1] in order to concentrate on a career in marketing.[4]

She played 98 games for the Denmark women's national football team from February 1995 to August 2007,[2] and participated in the 1995 and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cups and the 1997 and 2005 UEFA Women's European Championships.[5]

Since the 2006 World Cup Hansen, she has led and managed "Girls Wanted", an initiative aimed at attracting girls to football, in cooperation with 1. FFC Frankfurt and the Frankfurt Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft.[6]



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