All-rounder on the way
VfL Wolfsburg sign Sara Doorsoun from SGS Essen.
The defensive department of the women’s team at VfL Wolfsburg are to receive a well-renowned enhancement for the coming season: In Sara Doorsoun, a defensive all-rounder with Bundesliga experience and a 13-time German ‘A’ international, makes the move to the Lady-Wolves from league opponents SGS Essen – signing on in Wolfsburg until 2021. The 26-year-old made her Bundesliga debut in 2010 with SC 07 Bad Neuenahr, moving on to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in 2012 and a year later then to SGS Essen – making a total of 184 Frauen-Bundesliga appearances, scoring 21 goals. Born in Cologne, to a Turkish mother and Iranian father, Doorsoun has been through several DFB youth teams, is defensively extremely versatile – providing a central or full-back option, as well as being an alternative in defensive-midfield.
"I’m very happy"
"I have been occupied with the possibility of a move to VfL Wolfsburg for quite some time. The talks I held with those responsible here ultimately convinced me. I am very happy to become a member of this club. It’s the next step in my development and, in the future, I want to play my part in continuing the wonderful developments in Wolfsburg, to enjoy many wins and take lots of titles," remarked Sara Doorsoun.
"A real win"
"We are delighted to have won over Sara Doorsoun for VfL Wolfsburg. See fits our sporting and personal profile ideally. She is a real win for us," exclaimed Ralf Kellermann, Sporting director of women’s football at VfL. Head coach Stephan Lerch added: "With Sara, we are defensively more varied and difficult to reckon with. She brings a great deal of experience, but is not yet at the end of her development."