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Magdalena Eriksson

BIOGRAPHY

The Swedish left-sided defender has become an integral part of Chelsea Women since joining the club at the start of the 2017 season and is our 2019/20 captain.

Magdalena Eriksson arrived at Kingsmeadow following a four-year spell at Linkopings in her home country, where she captained the club to the league title in 2016 despite only being in her early twenties.

The 25-year-old has been a regular in the Chelsea side since signing and in the 2018/19 season started more matches than any other player

.A calm and disciplined player who can play anywhere along the back-line, has an excellent left foot and scored one of Chelsea’s best goals of the 2018/19 season against Liverpool with a superb overhead kick.

She made her senior Sweden debut against France in 2014 and was part of the squad which reached the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup and quarter-finals of the 2017 European Championship.

The World Cup bronze medallist played a significant role in Sweden’s squad at the tournament, playing six out of the seven matches. She also played a part in the Swedes’ success at the Rio 2016 Olympic games when they clinched silver.

Eriksson led her side out for the first time this season on Sunday 8 September at Stamford Bridge for the Blues’ opening game of the season which finished with a 1-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur. It was a special day for the Scandinavian who also celebrated her 26th birthday.