Today, three years ago, Chelsea FC Women’s captain, Magdalena Eriksson, put her name on the paper and become a blue.
The Swedish defender and national team player joined the Blues after a few years of success with the Swedish club Linköpings FC. Before that, she represented two clubs in Stockholm, where she grew up, Hammarby and Djurgården.
In 2016, she captained Linköping to the title in Sweden, after a season where the Swedish team remained unbeaten all through the campaign. She joined Chelsea FC Women ahead of the campaign 2017/18 and regained Emma Haye’s trust quickly when she took place in the Blues’ starting formation, playing a significant part of winning the Double her first season as a Chelsea player.
Since her move to London, she has become a valuable player, not just for the Blues’, but also for the Swedish National team, where she has cemented her spot in head coach Peter Gerhardsson’s starting line up. It’s not a wild guess that she might earn the band around her arm in the national team shortly as well.
Eriksson was made captain of Chelsea FC Women ahead of last year’s campaign and repeated what she did with Linköpings FC before she left – Leading the Blues’ to not only the club’s first Continental Cup title, but also as an unbeaten team through the Women’s Super League.
Here’s to three years Skipper Eriksson and to many more to come!