No upcoming games
Future matches are yet to be scheduled

Please update your browser

Unfortunately you cannot view this website on the current version of your browser. Please either update your browser or use an alternative browser.

League Logo

Sep 02, 2014   |  9:45AM AET

FIFA World Player of the Year returns to Brisbane

FIFA World Player of the Year returns to Brisbane

Reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Nadine Angerer will play another season in the Westfield W-League with Brisbane Roar announcing the Germany captain has returned to the club for the 2014/15 campaign.

Arguably the biggest name to feature in Australia’s top women’s football competition, Angerer has been playing for Portland Thorns in the US’s National Women’s Soccer League since the end of the Westfield W-League 2013/14 season and has also announced she will return to Oregon after this year’s Australian campaign as well.

The first goalkeeper to win the FIFA World’s Player of the Year award, last year’s UEFA Player of the Year, a two-time FIFA World Cup winner with also five UEFA European Championships to her name, Angerer’s remarkable career highlights speak for themselves.

Brisbane Roar Head Coach Belinda Wilson was ecstatic to have retained the services of the experienced custodian ahead of the seventh edition of the Westfield W-League.

“It’s fantastic that as a club, we were able to succeed in bringing Nadine back to Brisbane,” Wilson said.

“Last season, her leadership qualities on and off the pitch enhanced the qualities we had within our squad and we now have a great understanding of her expectations here in Brisbane.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming Nadine back and seeing what more she can bring to Brisbane Roar.”

With Angerer on national team duty for the first two rounds of the Westfield W-League, the 35-year-old will be back with the Brisbane Roar squad ahead of the club’s Season Launch and round three match against Newcastle Jets on Saturday, 27 September.

Today’s announcement is the first squad announcement for Wilson’s side this season with details of the full squad to be released over the coming days.

Brisbane Roar kick off their Westfield W-League 2014/15 campaign away to Perth Glory on Sunday, 14 September before their first home match of the season on Sunday, 21 September against traditional rivals Sydney FC at Queensland Sports & Athletics Centre. 

Editor's Choice

View More

7 hours ago

Isuzu UTE A-League 2022-23 Ins and Outs

Teams are planning for the 2022-23 Isuzu UTE A-League season. Here are all the ins …

Isuzu UTE A-League 2022-23 Ins and Outs

8 hours ago

Promoted from within: the new signings getting first ALM crack after rising thro...
Promoted from within: the new signings getting first ALM crack after rising thro...

1 day ago

Courted by Euro giants, best friends with Koulibaly & conquered PSG: How Rudan l...
Courted by Euro giants, best friends with Koulibaly & conquered PSG: How Rudan l...

5 days ago

Phone calls with Fergie and a need to succeed… Nani reveals what drives him stil...
Phone calls with Fergie and a need to succeed… Nani reveals what drives him stil...