Babett Peter (born 12 May 1988) is a German footballer. She plays as a defender for CD Tacón.
Peter started playing football in primary school. At the age of nine, her parents took her to the local football club FSV Oschatz. She later played for 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig and was called up for German national teams at the junior level. During the winter break of the 2005–06 season, she moved to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, winning the Bundesliga title and the German Cup in her first season. In September 2007, Peter received the Fritz Walter medal in gold as the best female junior player of the year. One month later, she scored her first Bundesliga goal for Potsdam against SG Essen-Schönebeck from the penalty spot.
From 2009 to 2011, Peter won three consecutive Bundesliga titles with Turbine Potsdam. In the 2009–10 season, Potsdam also claimed the inaugural UEFA Women's Champions League title, with Peter scoring during the penalty shoot-out in the final. One year later, Potsdam again made it to the final, but lost against Olympique Lyonnais.
1. FFC Frankfurt
On 29 February 2012, Peter signed a three-year contract and moved to 1. FFC Frankfurt on 1 July 2012.
In March 2014, Babett joined VfL Wolfsburg. She won three Frauen-Bundesliga titles with Wolfsburg as well as the DFB-Pokal Frauen five times.
On 17 September 2019, VfL Wolfsburg agreed to mutually terminate Babett's contract so she could immediately join Spanish Primera División team CD Tacón, signing a two-year deal with the Madrid-based club.
Peter made her debut in the German national team in March 2006 against Finland. She was part of Germany's winning team at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, but did not play in any game. One year later, she won the bronze madel at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she became a regular starter for Germany in the knockout stage of the tournament. Peter was part of Germany's team winning the country's seventh title at the 2009 European Championship. She scored her first goal for the national team at the Algarve Cup facing China in March 2010. Peter was called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.
She was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal.
On 26 April 2019, she announced her retirement from the national team.
Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:
|Peter – goals for Germany|
|1.||1 March 2010||Faro, Portugal||China PR||4–0||5–0||2010 Algarve Cup|
|2.||19 November 2011||Wiesbaden, Germany||Kazakhstan||13–0||17–0||Euro 2013 qualifying|
|5.||6 March 2016||Nashville, United States||England||2–1||2–1||2016 SheBelieves Cup|
|6.||21 July 2017||Breda, Netherlands||Italy||2–1||2–1||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|7.||25 July 2017||Utrecht, Netherlands||Russia||1–0||2–0|
|8.||24 October 2017||Großaspach, Germany||Faroe Islands||4–0||11–0||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying|
Peter graduated from the Potsdam Sports Gymnasium in June 2007, receiving her Abitur diploma. In October 2007, she became a member of the sports support group of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). Since being five years old, Peter suffers from facial nerve paralysis. At the age of 15, she had an operation which improved her condition. Peter is openly lesbian, having a relationship with Ella Masar. In February 2020 the couple announced they are expecting a baby.
- Turbine Potsdam
- UEFA Women's Champions League: Winner 2009–10
- Bundesliga: Winner 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
- DFB-Pokal: Winner 2005–06
- 1. FFC Frankfurt
- DFB Pokal: Winner 2013–14
- VfL Wolfsburg
- Bundesliga: Winner 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- DFB Pokal: Winner 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- FIFA World Cup: Winner 2007
- UEFA European Championship: Winner 2009
- Summer Olympic Games: Bronze medal: 2008, Gold medal: 2016
- Algarve Cup: Winner 2006, 2012, 2014
- Silbernes Lorbeerblatt: 2007, 2016
- Fritz Walter medal – Gold: 2007