Womens soccer is becoming more and more popular in Austria and worldwide. An increasing number of girls and women play soccer.This thesis deals with the developments of womens soccer that have taken place in Austria in the past 15 years. These developments will be discussed by taking into account aspects such as motivation, social environment, infrastructure, training and coaches. In the theoretical part, an overview of the history of womens soccer in Europe and in Austria is given and difficulties in establishing this sport are described.The empirical part of this thesis consists of semi-structured interviews, which take qualitative research paradigms into consideration. Overall, nine female soccer players of different ages, one male coach and one female coach have been interviewed.The analysis of the interviews has revealed that in Austria, womens soccer has seen a positive development over the course of the last 15 years. Not only has there been a constant increase of the number of active female soccer players in all of Austria, but there was also an improvement of the framework conditions and the quality of the matches. Furthermore, the common prejudice that women cannot play soccer properly is less widespread, and the majority of society has a positive attitude towards female soccer players, i.e. society accepts and admires them. An exception to this are male soccer players who seem to have difficulties accepting their female “colleagues”, despite the fact that womens soccer constitutes a different kind of soccer than mens soccer.Despite this overall positive development, womens soccer is at a disadvantage compared to mens soccer. The media pay little attention to womens soccer, few people know about female Bundesliga teams, and female players obtain little financial support compared to male players.