Célia Okoyino da Mbabi was born on the 27th of June 1988 she is a German football player and plays as a midfielder /striker for SC 07 Bad Neuenahr and the German Women’s national team.
1993 to 2000 TuS Germania Hersel
2000 to 2001 SC Widdig
2002 to 2003 TuS Pützchen 05
2003 to 2004 FC St. Augustin
Senior career so far:
SC 07 Bad Neuenahr
2004 to (Today) SC 07 Bad Neuenahr played 97 games and scored 76 goals.
German Women’s National team
2005 to (Today) Germany played 68 games and scored 31 goals.
Football Career to date:
Célia Okoyino da Mbabi began her career at the young age of just five with TuS Germania Hersel. After playing for several clubs at junior level, Okoyino da Mbabi joined the German Bundesliga side SC 07 Bad Neuenahr in 2004. She quickly became a regular starter and is an important player for the club. In 2005 she received the Fritz Walter medal in bronze as the year’s third best female junior player. In March 2007 Célia suffered a fractured tibia in a league match against FC Bayern Munich, which ended her 2007 season. She was at the time before her injury the division leading goal scorer.
Okoyino da Mbabi holds French citizenship through her mother. After the German Football Association had approached her. Celia became a German citizen in 2004, Later that year she was part of the German winning squad at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship, scoring three goals in the group stages.
In January 2005, Okoyino da Mbabi made her debut for German women’s senior national team with a game against Australia. She scored her first goal in a friendly game against Canada in September 2006. A tibia fracture stopped her from playing in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She was part of Germany’s squad claiming the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and winning the title at the 2009 European Championship, where she scored in the semi-final match against Norway. At both tournaments she was a reserve player with limited playing time. Célia Okoyino da Mbabi was called-up for the German 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad.
She is the only player in the German Women’s Bundesliga with just her first name on her jersey, but in the German national team her full family name is displayed.
In 2007, Célia graduated with an Abitur diploma at the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium in Bonn, her majors were Sports and French.
Célia Okoyino da Mbabi Honours so far:
UEFA European Championship: Winner in 2009
Olympic bronze medal: in 2008
U-19 Women’s World Championship: Winner in 2004
Fritz Walter Individual medal: Bronze 2005
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