After four-and-a-half prosperous years at Chelsea, defender Jonna Andersson will head to Hammarby IF in her native Sweden this summer.
The Chelsea number 25, who will remain with us for the remainder of the season, will join Hammarby to compete in Sweden’s top-tier league, Damallsvenskan, following the end of her contract.
Andersson moved to London and joined Chelsea midway through the 2017/18 season from Swedish side Linkopings. With pace and pin-point crossing ability, she brought an attacking threat to the left side of our defence and has played a key part with 130 appearances so far. The 29-year-old has lifted a raft of trophies at the club including becoming champions of England three times, plus the FA Cup and Continental Cup twice, as well as the Community Shield.
The Blues defender made her mark for the club right from her debut against Arsenal, forcing the own goal which proved to be the winner in a five-goal thriller, and she has gone on to score a further six times under Emma Hayes.
As well as excelling domestically in England, Andersson has shone at international level earning 67 caps for Sweden with highlights including winning Olympic silver both in Rio and Tokyo and her international run continues as she heads to Sweden’s World Cup qualifiers this week.
Emma Hayes commented on this summer’s move: ‘Jonna has been an unbelievable professional during her time with us and instrumental in our success. Her level of commitment to this team has been unreal.
‘I’ve no doubt she’ll continue to better herself right to the end of the season and we’ll be sure to give her the send-off she deserves.’
Chelsea looks forward to Jonna being part of our push for trophies at the climax of this campaign after which we of course wish her every success in her next move.