Women's Sports: Brighton sign Norwegian goalkeeper Cecilie Fiskerstrand

Brighton have announced the signing of Norway international Cecilie Fiskerstrand. 

The 23-year-old joins the Seagulls on a free transfer following the end of her contract at LSK Kvinner. 

She’ll sign a one-and-a-half-year deal that will run until the summer of 2021, subject to international clearance. 

Manager Hope Powell said, “We are delighted to welcome Cecilie to the club, and is someone with proven experience of playing at the highest level.”

With Megan Walsh and Sophie Harris, Fiskerstrand brings goalkeeping competition and Powell believes she will be a valuable addition to her side. 

“She is a player that we’ve monitored for quite some time, and we are very much looking forward to working with her in the months ahead.”

Tipped to become Norway’s new first-choice goalkeeper, Fiskerstrand has represented her country through all age groups since U-15s and was even selected in the squad for the summer’s Women’s World Cup, where Norway reached the quarter-finals. 

As well as an abundance of international experience, Brighton have signed a serial winner. 

Fiskerstrand was part of the Norwegian squad who won last year’s Algarve Cup and has won four consecutive league titles at her previous cup in the last four years. 

Between her experience and pushing Brighton’s goalkeepers for a starting spot, Powell’s latest addition could be key to her side’s survival in the WSL this season. 

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