Back-to-back Women’s Super League champions, and Women’s Champions League finalists Chelsea have one of the most best squads in women’s football, not just in attack where the likes of Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr earn all the plaudits, but in defence as well. In fact, many of our biggest victories in the last couple years have been secured thanks to great saves made by goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger — perhaps never bigger than when she saved not one, but two penalties against Atlético Madrid in last year’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg.
But Berger’s three-year contract, signed upon her arrival in 2019 had been running out, and she was due for a renewal. Fortunately, that’s been finalized today, with the 30-year-old putting pen to paper on a new four-year deal to 2024, with an option for an additional year beyond that as well.
Great news! @Berger_Ann has extended her contract with the Blues!— Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) July 28, 2021
Berger was delighted to renew and keep reaching new heights under the guidance of Emma Hayes.
“I’m really happy to stay here for longer. The players, the team and the staff, they make me a better player so there’s no reason why I should want to go anywhere else.”
-Ann-Katrin Berger; Source: Chelsea FC
Our next chance to win the WSL starts in a little over a month, with the Champions League, which will feature a group stage for the first time ever as well, to follow soon after.
Let’s keep winning things!