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Arnold named Lower Saxony’s Player of the Year

Homegrown VfL midfielder edges clubmate Lena Goeßling to the award.

Congratulations to Maximilian Arnold, who has been voted as Player of the Year by sports journalists in Lower Saxony. The 26-year-old was neck-and-neck with clubmate Lena Goeßling for a long time during the voting, but ended up with 44.83 per cent of the ballot to Goeßling’s 37.93 per cent. Former She-Wolves striker Pernille Harder, now at Chelsea, received the prize in 2020, meaning Arnold is now the ninth VfL player to win it.