Sky Blue FC have added Pennsylvania native and FC Bayern Munich Defender Gina Lewandowski to the roster, pending receipt of ITC. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not announced.
“Gina has been playing in one of the best leagues in the world” said Head Coach Denise Reddy. “She will bring home experience from playing in the Frauen-Bundesliga for the past 12 years. She is an exceptional defender with an attacking mindset that will bring even more experience to our backline.”
Lewandowski joins Sky Blue from German club FC Bayern Munich of the Frauen-Bundesliga – the top level of league competition for women’s association football in Germany. She joined Bayern Munich in 2012 and has made a total of 114 appearances and scored 18 goals in seven seasons. During her time there, she won the German League title in 2015 and 2016.
“I am really excited to be coming back to the U.S. and to have the opportunity to play closer to home,” said Lewandowski. “The league has developed immensely the last few years and I am looking forward to playing professionally in the U.S. again and being a part of its continued growth. Sky Blue FC has a vision for the future, and I am excited to join the club and their push for women’s soccer.”
Prior to Bayern Munich, Lewandowski began her professional career with FFC Frankfurt (2007-2012) in the Frauen-Bundesliga and had a brief stint with the WPS Champions Western New York Flash in 2011.
In her time with FFC Frankfurt, she was a part of the squad that won the treble (German League title, the DFB Cup, and the UEFA Women’s Cup) in 2007/2008 season. She was also a part of the team that won the DFB Cup in 2011.
Overall Lewandowski has 179 Bundesliga appearances, 35 Cup games, 10 UEFA Cup games, and 18 Champions League games.
In 2015, she earned her first cap for the United States in an international friendly match against Brazil during the Victory Tour.
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