VfL Wolfsburg can confirm another new addition to their women’s team for next season, with goalkeeper Friederike Abt moving on a free transfer from Allianz Women’s Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim. The 24-year-old has signed a contract with the She-Wolves until 30 June 2021.
Born in Bielefeld, Abt made her debut in the top flight for Herforder SV at the age of just 16. She moved to Hoffenheim in 2015 and has made a total of 59 appearances in the Bundesliga. She has also represented Germany at Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 level and was part of the squad that won the 2011 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship in Italy.
“Next step forward”
“VfL Wolfsburg are one of the best women’s teams in Europe and I’m hugely excited about being part of this successful team in the future,” commented Abt. “It’s a privilege to be able to play football in this fantastic environment. Therefore I’ll put everything into developing and performing when I’m needed.”
Ralf Kellermann, the VfL Ladies’ sporting director, said: “With almost 60 Bundesliga appearances to her name, Friederike is already an experienced goalkeeper for her age and we’re very pleased that she’ll be taking the next step forward in her career with us.”