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Star goal scorer Persson signs on for The Gap in 2021

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The Gap FC is proud to have secured Swedish striker Sofie Persson for the 2021 season.

Persson needs no introduction to NPLW football, having represented various clubs in the top tier of Queensland. Most recently, Persson was selected in the inaugural NPLW All-Stars game against Brisbane Roar, helping secure the Watson–O’Connor Cup for Queensland in the Women’s State of Origin game at Perry Park.

Persson’s football career started at Vimmerby in Sweden. During her junior career, she was selected for state teams and Swedish junior national team camps. She made her first senior appearance at just 13 years of age and signed her first professional contract at 18, representing top tier clubs including Lindsal IF and IFK Kalmar.

Persson moved to Australia in 2014 and began her NPLW career with Sunshine Coast Fire, scoring 26 goals in her first season. She made her W-League debut in 2015 and made eight appearances for the Brisbane Roar before establishing herself as one of the classiest operators in the NPLW. In 2019 she racked up 19 goals with Lions FC, followed by another 12 goals in the 2020 season with Mitchelton FC.

“I’m looking forward to being part of something special at the Gap, being pushed by some hungry young players and to get back into the finals series,” Persson said.

Gap FC technical director and head coach, Mick Gallo, said: “Sofie is a super talented and experienced footballer. She is a strong, tenacious striker and a proven goal scorer and will add experience and leadership to a young and hungry squad. To secure a player of her exceptional talent is huge for the club. She will take the squad to the next level.”

The Gap FC welcomes Sofie to the family and wishes her all the best for the 2021 season.

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If you want to be a part of The Gap FC, please head to NPLW senior trials for 2021 and register your interest.

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