Nadine Angerer Named Goalkeeper Coach for Portland

Nadine Angerer
Nadine Angerer before the match against France on October 25, 2014, in Offenbach, Germany.

Two-time World Cup winner and former Portland Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has been named the club’s goalkeeper coach for the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season the team announced on Wednesday. Angerer retired in 2015, playing her final two club season with Portland.

“I’m very happy to be coming back to Portland. Over the past two years, Portland has become my second home,” said Angerer. “I am very thankful that the Thorns have given me the chance to share my knowledge with our goalkeepers — it’s a dream come true. Mark [Parsons] and I are working very closely together and I have a positive feeling about the upcoming season.”

Angerer represented Germany 146 times, most recently at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2013, she was named the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year. Angerer won the 2003 and 2007 World Cups with Germany. In the 2007 World Cup, she did not concede a goal in the tournament. She has three Olympic bronze medals (2000, 2004, 2008).

At the club level, Angerer played for several teams including FC Bayern Munich, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, and 1. FFC Frankfurt in Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga. In 2004, Angerer won the UEFA Women’s Cup (now UEFA Champions League) with Potsdam.