Jennifer Ruth Greti Oehrli (born 13 January 1989) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for, and previously played for BSC YB Frauen in the Nationalliga A. She is also a member of the Switzerland women's national football team. She is equally skilled with both feet.
Jennifer Oehrli in Basel April 2013
|Full name||Jennifer Ruth Greti Oehrli|
|Date of birth||13 January 1989|
|Place of birth||Bern, Switzerland|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|2006–2009||FFC Zuchwil 05|
|2014–2019||BSC YB Frauen|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 August 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:54, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Her father's name was Rolf, her mother is Ruth, Jennifer grew up with her younger sister Svenja in Zollbrück/Rüderswil in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Her Godparents are from Cyprus, therefore she often spends her holidays there. She visited the Graduate School of Business in Neuveville and successfully concluded her Professional Maturity of Commerce. In Basel she played football semi-professionally and worked as receptionist in the FC Basel administrative offices. Her intention for the future is to study either sport psychology or food science.
Oehrli started her children's football as seven-year-old, playing in the same boys team as her cousin. She played as striker in the youth teams of FC Zollbrück and was soon called up to play for the U-14 regional selection team Bern/Jura. Because there were not enough Goalkeepers in the selection team she played in goal and at the club she played as striker. Even at this early age she was equally skilled with both feet. After seven years playing in Zollbrück she received an offer from the women's football club SC Worb to play as Goalkeeper in their U-18 youth team. Just one year later, as Worb's first team achieved promotion to the Swiss National League B (NLB), she was asked to join the Ladies team. At just sixteen years of age she played the entire season in the NLB.
A year later Oehrli signed for FFC Zuchwil 05 in the Nationalliga A. While at Zuchwil, she obtained international experience, playing in the Women's Champions League 2006–07 and 2007–08. In the 2006-2007 season Oehrli won the Swiss Championship and the Liga-Cup with her new club and they were Championship runners-up the following year.
After three years playing for Zuchwil she moved to FC Thun Frauen and one year later to FC Basel Frauen. She scored her first goal in the Swiss National League A (NLA) with a Penalty kick in the 10-0 home win against GC Zürich Frauen in the last game of the 2010-2011 season on 22 May 2011. At the end of the 2012-13 season Basel were Championship runners-up and Cup finalists.
Oehrli played her international debut for the Swiss national team in the 0-4 defeat against the Netherlands in an international Tournament on 3 March 2010. After Marisa Brunner retired from international football, Oehrli was nominated as the new number 1 in the Swiss team. She played her first game as number 1 during the 0-2 defeat against France on 5 May 2010.
Titles and HonoursEdit
- Nationalliga A champion: 2006–07
- Nationalliga A runner-up: 2007–08
- Liga-Cup winner: 2006–07
- Player in the UEFA Women's Cup: 2006–07 and 2007–08
- Nationalliga A runner-up: 2012–13
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- "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- Jennifer Oehrli llega para reforzar la portería del Atlético Femenino. Marca.
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