UEFA Female player of the Year signs for Brisbane

Via: Brisbane Roar and DW: Brisbane Roar’s 2013-14 W-League campaign has received a significant boost today with conformation that German World Cup winning Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer will represent the club for the upcoming season. Angerer has signed a 1 year contract with the Roar.

Angerer, 34 is an experienced campaigner and one of the games very best players. Her list of honours includes 124 caps for Germany including winning the 2007 Women’s World Cup, three Bronze medals in Olympic competition and countless European accolades including recent Women’s European Championships. Angerer also overnight was the winner of the first UEFA Female player of the Year overnight at an awards ceremony in Switzerland. Angerer’s list of previous clubs includes German heavyweights Nuremberg, Bayern Munich, Frankfurt and Swedish club Djurgardens IF.

Brisbane Roar W-League coach Belinda Wilson:

“The signing of Nadine is not only huge for our club, but a significant step forward for women’s football in Australia,” Wilson said.
“Nadine has a proven track record of success both domestically and with her country and I look forward to seeing the experience and work ethic she will bring to the Brisbane Roar team.”

Angerer spoke to German media outlet DW after winning the UEFA Female player of the Year overnight- here’s a snippet of it:

DW: How did the move to Australia all come about?
Nadine Angerer:
I had a lot of offers from Europe, but Europe was Europe and I think I want to get to know another continent.

Was it something you had to think about when Brisbane got in touch? Or, because you were ready to go, was it an easy decision?
Actually, it wasn’t an easy decision … I got a lot of offers where I would have earned a lot more money. But I think money is not the most important thing. Of course I think money is important, but I think the challenge and to have fun in life is more important. That’s why I decided against the money and for going to Australia.

Brisbane offcourse has been arguably the most successful side in the W-League with two Premierships and two championships in the first 5 years of the competition. Last season Brisbane won the Premiership before losing in the semi-finals 3-2 against Sydney FC making it the first time the Roar women have failed to qualify for the Grand Final. Brisbane begins their season at home against Canberra United on November 3rd at AJ Kelly Field, Kippa-Ring.

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