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Monika Staab

Monika Staab Monika Staab Monika Staab, born in Dietzenbach/ Frankfurt, Germany in 1959, is a former German football player and manager. She has the UEFA coaching pro-licence.

After playing for German clubs such as SG Rosenhöhe Offenbach, Offenbach Kickers and SG Oberst Schiel, she played for clubs abroad such as Paris St. Germain and Queens Park Rangers. Later, as coach and manager of 1. FFC Frankfurt, she won four German championship titles, five Cup victories and the first UEFA Champions League title in 2002.

Monika Staab has coached the national teams of Bahrain, Pakistan, Qatar, and currently of Saudi Arabia. She has worked as a consultant, coaching instructor and technical observer for FIFA, UEFA, Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, the German Football Association and the German Olympic Sport Committee as well as for various NGOs. Over the past 15 years, she has visited over 86 countries all over the world to help develop women’s football. Monika Staab strongly believes in football as a means of advancing social development and has shaped women’s football in Germany and abroad.  In 2014 she was named Germany’s Football Ambassador for her commitment and on-going dedication to football and gender equality. She describes herself as a pioneer in women’s football and is involved in a long-term project run by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office and German Olympic Committee, helping to establish a national team and promote women’s football in The Gambia.