Former goalkeeper who established herself as one of the position's best players during her career. She's best known for her time with Germany's national team, which includes 146 caps and six consecutive shutouts in the 2007 Women's World Cup.
She played her youth soccer with ESV Gemünden and ASV Hofstetten, starting out as a forward before discovering her talent for goalkeeping.
She became the first goaltender, male or female, to win the FIFA World Player of the Year when she did so in 2014. She's worked as a coach for the Portland Thorns since her retirement.
She was born to Petra and Norbert Angerer in Lohr am Main, West Germany.
Her 2007 World Cup dominance was punctuated in the final when, while holding onto a 1-0 lead, she saved a penalty from Brazilian superstar Marta, preserving the shutout and ultimately the win.