VfL Women’s longest-serving player, Anna Blässe, has extended her contract with the club until 30 June 2022. The experienced defender, whose previous deal was due to expire at the end of this season, joined the Green-and-Whites in 2007 after spells with then-Bundesliga side Hamburger SV and FF USV Jena. The 33-year-old has made 215 FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga appearances for VfL, as well as 52 in the UEFA Champions League and 40 in the DFB Cup.
The 2004 Under-19 World Cup winner has been part of all VfL Women’s trophy-winning campaigns, meaning she has two Champions League wins, six German league titles and seven DFB Cup triumphs to her name. Blässe has also made 27 appearances for the German national team.
“Like a home”
“For me, VfL Wolfsburg is like a home in which I feel completely comfortable,” said Blässe. “That’s why I’m incredibly pleased to be here next season. I can completely identify with the club and the values it stands for. For now, though, it’s about bringing the current season to a successful conclusion. From the summer onwards, I will support the new coach and new players as best I can with my experience.”
“Still hungry for success”
“It’s really brilliant that Anna is still hungry for success after 14 years and will keep moving forward with her positive mentality and professional attitude,” added Ralf Kellermann, VfL Women’s sporting director. “In view of our new recruitment strategy, it’s important to have someone in VfL’s ranks who has totally identified with the club since day one and can pass on her experience to our younger players.”