VfL Wolfsburg Women continue to make progress on the personnel front after completing their third new signing for the 2023/24 campaign. Following the acquisitions of Chantal Hagel and Anneke Borbe, goalkeeper Lisa Schmitz has now agreed to join the Green-and-Whites on a free transfer from French top-flight club Montpellier HSC. The 30-year-old Cologne native has signed a contract until 30 June 2025.
Schmitz has made 55 Division 1 appearances for Montpellier since joining the club in 2019, having previously racked up 155 FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga outings for Bayer Leverkusen and 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam. She represented Germany at youth level, winning the U17 European Championship in 2008 and the U19 equivalent three years later. Schmitz has also won two caps for Germany’s senior side.
“Ready to achieve great things”
“VfL Wolfsburg are one of the best clubs in the world and challenge for silverware every season,” Schmitz said. “That’s why I’m really looking forward to the new challenge and ready to achieve great things with VfL.”
“Playing at a very high level”
VfL Women sporting director Ralf Kellermann added: “Lisa has been playing at a very high level for many years and is one of the few German goalkeepers to have made it in a top European league. Her wealth of experience and team-player mentality will make her an asset to our squad.”