Magdalena Eriksson

Date of birth: 6 September 1993
Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden
Position: Left-back/centre-back
International: Sweden senior

Chelsea Ladies announced the signing of left-sided defender Magdalena Eriksson in July 2017.

A Sweden international, Eriksson arrived following a four-year spell at Linkopings in her home country, where she captained the club to the league title in 2016.

On completing her move to Chelsea Ladies, she said: ‘I’m so excited to join Chelsea FC. The club really impressed me with its professional environment and it's the perfect step for me to develop even more as a football player.

‘I hope I can help the team to achieve even more greatness and I can't wait to be a part of the Chelsea family.’

Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes added: ‘Magdalena is a top young defender who can play anywhere on the left-hand side at the back. She brings fantastic experience from her four seasons at Linkopings, two of which were as captain.

‘At the age of 23, she has already won a league title and is on the cusp of becoming a regular for the Sweden national side.

‘Magdalena is a tough defender, has a wonderful football brain and there is no doubt she will improve our squad.’

An intelligent defender, Eriksson possesses experience at the highest level having played in the Champions League. She made her senior Sweden debut against France in 2014.

She was part of the Sweden side which reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 European Championships.