Giulia Gwinn is a German professional footballer who plays as a right-back or a midfielder for Frauen-Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich and the Germany women’s national team. She was awarded the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player and was included in the 2022 UEFA Women’s Championship Team of the Tournament. Giulia Gwinn is a UEFA Women’s Championship runner-up in 2022 and champion of the Frauen-Bundesliga in 2020/2021.
Giulia Ronja Gwinn was born on July 2, 1999, in Ailingen, Germany. She started playing football at the age of eight for TSG Ailingen and later for VfB Friedrichshafen. In 2009, she began a five-year spell at FV Ravensburg.
Giulia Gwinn joined Frauen-Bundesliga team SC Freiburg for the 2015/2016 season at the age of 16 years. She played for the SC Freiburg II in her first season, before joining the senior team during the next season. For the club, she played 4 seasons and has 83 appearances and 29 goals.
On February 25, 2019, Giulia Gwinn agreed with the terms with Bayern Munich which would see her leave Freiburg at the end of the 2018/2019 season. With Bayern Munich, she improved her talent and became an important part of the squad that won the Frauen-Bundesliga in 2020/2021. The team also reached the final of the UEFA Women’s Championship in 2022, but lost and finished as a runner-up.
At the international level, Giulia Gwinn played for all the German youth national teams. She was part of the squad that won the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship in 2016. On May 14, 2019, Giulia Gwinn was named to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup German squad. In her FIFA Women’s World Cup debut, she secured the win for Germany in their opening game of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup by scoring the only goal in a 1–0 group-stage victory over China. The German World Cup campaign ended in the quarterfinals after a 2–1 loss to Sweden. Giulia Gwinn was later awarded with the Best Young Player Award for her performance at the tournament.