Chelsea FC Women are delighted to announce the signing of Swedish goalkeeper Zecira Musovic on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The 24-year old joins us from Swedish Damallsvenskan club FC Rosengard on 1 January to start the New Year as a Blue, as we head into the second half of the season. Musovic will take shirt number one, previously worn by fellow Swedish international Hedvig Lindahl.

Musovic started her club career playing for Stattena IF at a very early age, spending two seasons with the senior women’s team in the second division until 2012. She transferred from Stattena to FC Malmo, renamed FC Rosengard at the end of 2012, and has played for them ever since, winning four Swedish league titles and the Swedish Cup three times. She featured against Chelsea in the last-16 of the Women's Champions League in 2017.

Musovic comes to the Blues with considerable international experience, having captained Sweden’s Under-19s when they won the 2015 UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship final in Israel. She achieved her first senior cap in March 2018 against Russia at the Algarve Cup and was called up for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Upon signing for Chelsea Women, Musovic said: ‘It is a huge honour to be representing one of the biggest clubs in the world. The women´s game is developing fast, especially in England, and Chelsea is one of the top teams that are driving that process forward.

‘I am always striving to be the best and therefore, I am happy to be joining one of the best. I cannot wait to continue my journey in London and hopefully help the club to reach even greater heights in the future.’

Emma Hayes, commenting on the signing, said: ‘We first saw a young Zecira in our pre-season friendly against Rosengard nearly four years ago. We spotted she had potential right from the start and after monitoring her over a number of years, we are confident she fits the profile of a Chelsea goalkeeper well.

‘Zecira is driven, hungry to be the best and also has international and Champions League experience. I have no doubt her best is yet to come and we really look forward to welcoming her into the team in the New Year.’

Musovic joins the team for training in January and will have her first chance of selection at Chelsea’s first away game of the year at Madejski Stadium against Reading FC Women.

More news will follow from Musovic when she joins us in the New Year.