Four days before the remaining matches in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga get under way, VfL Women’s management have been able to make another addition to the squad for the coming season. Germany international Sandra Starke will be joining last season’s double winners on a free transfer in the summer.
The 27-year-old, born in Windhoek and who also has a Namibian passport, has signed a contract that will keep her in green and white until 30 June 2024. Starke has been with SC Freiburg since 2013, having played her youth football at 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam. She is the club’s fourth recent acquisition after Joelle Smits, Lena Lattwein and Tabea Waßmuth.
Goal on international debut
Since making her debut for Turbine in 2012, Starke has racked up a total of 144 FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga appearances, with a further 26 coming in the DFB Cup. She received her first call-up to the German national team in October 2019, scoring on her debut and adding a further two caps since then.
“Not yet reached her full potential”
“After eight very formative years at SC Freiburg, now is the right time for me to move on,” said Starke. “I’m even more delighted to be taking on a new challenge at VfL Wolfsburg. VfL are among the absolute top teams in women’s football.”
“Sandra is an experienced Bundesliga player who, as well as her qualities on the pitch as a versatile all-rounder, is a real team player,” said Ralf Kellermann, sporting director of VfL Women. “She has never ceased to improve during the eight years she spent at Freiburg, as was evidenced by her call-up to the German national team. I’m convinced that she’s not yet reached her full potential and have every confidence that she will be able to take the next step forward in her career with us. At 27 years old she is at the ideal age to fit in with our future squad plans.”