Lena Stiffel, now one of the most popular football WAGs, was relatively unknown to the world until Germany won the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. She was informally introduced by long-time boyfriend Julian Draxler to the world when he and his team celebrated their World Cup 2014 win. And now that France’s Ligue 1 is in full swing, football photographers have since snapped every photo of Lena they can.
What do we know about Lena Stiffel?
Lena Stiffel is the long-time girlfriend – and now fiancee – of German winger, Julian Draxler. It’s been remarked by multiple football outlets how the couple has consistently avoided public scrutiny. Julian Draxler barely posts any photos of them together while Lena Stiffel does not have (as far as we know) any social media profile. The only ones that appear are unofficial fan pages like this one on Instagram.
But we do know a little bit more about the couple thanks to an interview given by Julian Draxler’s father Hans-Jurgen to Spiegel Online. He says that the two have known each other since they were teenagers. In Julian’s father’s words, Lena has known his son when he was still nothing. They met when they were in the same school and have been inseparable ever since.
In an interview with Promiflash, Julian Draxler confessed how he’s crazy in love with Lena. “I’ve been in love with my girlfriend for 8 years now. I’ve been so in love, I just play because of it” he says. The details that they’ve been together since the 5th grade of the Gymnasium (a kind of German school) in Gladbeck.
Despite knowing each other almost all their lives, the two still do not live together. But considering that Julian Draxler plays for Paris Saint-Germain, and Lena reportedly wanting to finish her studies in Ruhr, it’s an understandable setup for the long-time lovers.
It’s reported that the two rarely go out in public together. They go abroad for vacations instead to make-up for their long-distance relationship and to ultimately avoid the prying eyes of fans and the sports media. It’s clearly established at this point that Lena is part of a small number of football WAGs who prefer to leave the limelight solely on their boyfriends/husbands.
Could we see more from this couple?
Julian Draxler – together with the Paris Saint-Germain football team – has steamrolled through France’s Ligue 1 this season. PSG’s success on the pitch could only mean a bright future for football’s most secretive couple. We look forward to more photos of Lena on the internet!