With a promising career unfortunately cut short due to injury, Germany's Kim Kulig is choosing to stay focused on the positives of her 'second career', part of which is helping women and girls around the world with the opportunity to play football.
Once a rising starlet in the Germany set-up, Kulig took third at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008, before making her debut for the senior team a couple of months later. The central midfielder would later lift the U-20 Women's World Cup trophy on home soil, earning the adidas Bronze Ball along the way. However, a knee injury suffered during the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011™ set her career back, and Kulig ultimately chose to hang up her boots in 2015 after unsuccessful rehabilitation during her time with 1. FFC Frankfurt.
However, Kulig's retirement does not mean she will be far away from the game she loves. In fact, in addition to her budding career as a television presenter, Kulig is also serving as a Live Your Goals ambassador, where she is helping advance FIFA’s mission to provide girls and women around the world with the opportunity to play football at all levels.
"It is not easy for me to draw a definitive line under my playing career," Kulig said. "But I am looking forward to interesting and challenging projects ahead."