|Is|| Athlete |
Association football player
|Birth||27 March 1991, Lindau|
Valeria Kleiner (born 27 March 1991) is a German football player who plays as defender for Bayer Leverkusen in the Women Bundesliga and for the Germany Women’s National U-20.
Valeria Kleiner began playing football at TSV Oberreitnau in 1998. Later on she played for FC Wangen and VfB Friedrichshafen.
In 2007 she joined SC Freiburg and she made her first appearance in the match against FC Saarbrücken becoming the youngest player to play for SC Freiburg in Bundesliga.
She joined 1. FFC Frankfurt in 2010/11 and 2011/12 football season.
On 9 August 2013, she signed a contract with Bayern Munich.
In October 2008, Kleiner won her first call up to the Germany Women’s National Under-17. In May 2008 she began the captain of the team and Germany won the Uefa Women’s Under-17 Championship in Nyon. In the same tournament she was named in the UEFA top 11 team.
In November 2008, she was part of the Germany Women’s National Under-19 that reached the third place in the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. In 2010, after the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship, UEFA named her in the top 10 players list.
In June 2010, Kleiner was named in the Germany Women’s National U-20 Team by the trainer Maren Meinert to take part in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany.
- National team
- FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Winner 2010
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Third Place 2008
- UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship Winner 2008
- DFB-Pokal: Winner 2011
- Bronze Fritz-Walter Medal 2008