Nadine is having the best time of her life

FROM rubbing shoulders with Cristiano Ronaldo to falling in love with Fraser Island, Nadine Angerer is having a ball. 

Nadine Angerer is awarded the prize for the FIFA Women's best player of the year 2013 award.
Nadine Angerer is awarded the prize for the FIFA Women's best player of the year 2013 award. Steffen Schmidt / AP Photo

Less than three weeks after sharing a stage with the Real Madrid superstar as the first goalkeeper to be named FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, Angerer was spotted sightseeing on the world's largest sand island.

The 35 year old was taking a well-deserved break from her busy football schedule - and what better place to enjoy life than on the fun-filled Fraser Island.

But when asked how taking out the most prestigious individual award in football had changed her life, the Brisbane Roar W-League goalie admitted it had not changed a bit.

"I have a 15kg heavy prize at home, but otherwise everything is the same for me," she said.

"I still have to wash and rinse laundry at home, so it hasn't gone to my head."

A veteran of 127 international caps, it was Angerer's two penalty saves to help Germany secure its sixth-straight European Championship that helped her be proclaimed the best women's player in the world's game.

"I never expected anything. But I am very proud and grateful to have won this award - not only for me, but for my whole team," she said.

A keen traveller and passionate photographer, Angerer made the most of her time on Fraser Island, heading out on a full-day trip with Beauty Spots Tour to visit Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, 75-Mile Beach, the SS Maheno, Eli Creek, Stonetool Sandblow lookout and The Pinnacles.

To cap off her adventure, she took to the sky for a scenic flight with Air Fraser Island.

"This was my first time on Fraser Island and I am impressed by it all," Angerer, who now rates Fraser Island as one of her favourite holiday destinations in Australia, said.

"My teammates had already told me about it (Fraser Coast) and said it is the most beautiful place on earth.

"The sub-tropical rainforest was spectacular.

"All the sounds, the great plants and of course the little animals.

"I also found the size of the trees very impressive."

Angerer has signed a contract to play in the United States for Portland later this year.

The good news for Roar fans, though, she is keen to finish this season with another trophy in her safe hands.

"I will enjoy the short remaining time I have in Brisbane," she said.

"I will try to reach the grand final and, as a motivated athlete, of course I want to win the final."

Angerer was a guest of Kingfisher Bay Resort, which hopes her visit will spark more interest in the German tourism market.



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