Kim KULIG (GER)
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Tina on Kim: Regardless of the quality of the opposition, Kim is a commanding midfield general with outstanding technique and positional sense. She’s two-footed, strong in the air and covers every blade of grass. She knows a trick or two, delivers a good final ball and scores goals. She’s also a strong character with a passionate, professional and positive attitude on and off the field. A classy team player.

Tina’s tip: A year-round, carefully rationed (reactive) power training programme between matches, to boost her chances of a call-up for 2011. And then neutralise Formiga, Marta and Abby Wambach in the battle for midfield supremacy.

At club level, assist Hamburg in continuing to narrow the gap with the elite teams thanks to her lightning-quick tactical decisions, and plenty of guile on the ball. Continue to seize the initiative with your full-blooded, intelligent, spirited and down-to-earth approach. And don’t neglect your A-levels.


Date of birth: 9 April 1990

Place of birth: Herrenberg (Baden-Wurttemberg)

Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)

Weight: 74 kg (163 lb)

Club: Hamburg

Previous clubs: VfL Sindelfingen, SV Unterjesingen, SV Poltringen

Position: Midfield

Senior international caps: -

Senior international goals: -

U-20 appearances: 8

U-20 goals: 2

Hobbies: Basketball, chilling out, PC, sleep, shopping, music

Favourite food: Tortellini alla panna

Favourite music: Everything - especially House

Who would you most like to swap lives with for 24 hours? A Bundesliga coach

What talent would you most like to have? Singing, or the ability to learn in school just by listening

Where would you most like to go on holiday?: Australia

Who’s your footballing idol?: Luis Figo

If there’s no training session, you’ll find me: Out on the pitch anyway

How did you start out in football?
Playing with class-mates at primary school, kicking a ball around in the playground. I joined in with the boys to start with.

What's the greatest moment of your career to date?
There were two moments at the U-20 World Cup in Chile: when the crowd in Temuco joined in with the national anthem before the match against Brazil, and then my two goals against Congo.

What are your sporting goals?
To take a step forward every day, and finish in the top five of the Bundesliga with Hamburg. Apart from that, I'll take it as it comes.

What are your hopes for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™?
I'm hoping the stadiums will be full. It would be brilliant if the Women's World Cup set off a wave of passion throughout Germany.