Berger to leave Birmingham City Women

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Goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger is to leave Birmingham City at the end of this month when her contracts expires.

Blues Manager Marc Skinner told bcfc.com: “I would sincerely like to thank Ann for the contribution she made to Birmingham during her time at the Club.

“She is without doubt a remarkable person and an excellent goalkeeper. Although Ann has chosen a different path I believe she should be remembered for the sheer courage and bravery she displayed both on and off the field.

“Now is the perfect time for the club to show its belief once again in our youth players. Hannah Hampton has the potential to be one of the best goalkeepers in the country. The coaching team will continue to nurture her talents and help her realise her potential.”

Berger, 28, was named in the WSL PFA Team of the Year at the end of last season and was recently called-up by the German national squad.

Berger made 47 appearances all told for Blues and kept 18 clean sheets, nine of those coming this season across WSL and Continental Cup games.