From Frankfurt to Fulham, we profile the newest addition to our German contingent Sjoeke Nusken, with six days to go until Chelsea begin the defence of our Women’s Super League title against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
Name: Sjoeke Nusken
National Team: Germany
Place of Birth: Hamm, Germany
DOB: 22 January 2001 (age 22)
Height: 1.73m (5 ft 8 in)
At the time of signing for Chelsea, the German midfielder had racked up almost a century of appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring 12 goals during her domestic career.
She helped Frankfurt to a third-place finish in the league during the 2022/23 campaign, her final season on home soil before making the move to west London.
Nusken signed a three-year deal with the Blues until the summer of 2026. A combative, technical and athletic midfielder, the 22-year-old can play in both a defensive and box-to-box role.
A first appearance in blue came during our pre-season victory over Roma earlier this month where she came off the bench as a half-time substitute and impressed for 45 minutes.
One of several additions to the squad ahead of the 2023/24 season, Nusken spoke about what attracted her to Chelsea and English football, while showing a desire to improve and learn from those around her.
‘I wanted to move to the Women’s Super League because it’s a good league,’ Nusken said. ‘English football is very cool to play in and it’s the right thing to do now. I’m very excited and happy to be at Chelsea and I’m looking forward to next season.
‘It’s a big club with such good players. I hope to improve my football skills. I’m very excited to meet my new team-mates and I can learn a lot from them.’
At international level, Nusken has risen through the ranks and represented Germany across their Under-17, Under-19 and Under-20 sides before earning the call-up to the senior team.
She was selected in the Germany squad for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup alongside compatriots and now club team-mates Ann-Katrin Berger and Melanie Leupolz.
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