Brighton & Hove Albion Women sign two goalkeepers

Sophie Baggaley joins Brighton
Sophie Baggaley. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)

Brighton have signed Sophie Baggaley from Manchester United and Nicky Evrard on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Baggaley (26) has represented England from U-17s to U-23s and is closing in on her 100 the WSL appearance, while Evrard (28) has 63 caps for Belgium and in January became the first keeper to win Belgian Golden Boot for the best female player.

Head coach Melissa Phillips told “We’re really pleased to welcome Sophie to the club.

“She is looking forward to the challenge of helping us achieve our aims for this season and the future, and her experience of the WSL will only help the squad as we move forward.”

Nicky Evrard of Belgium
Nicky Evrard of Belgium during the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“Nicky is a fantastic addition to the squad.

“She has been a standout performer at club level in Belgium, as well as on the international stage at last year’s Euros.

“We’re excited to work with her and give her the opportunity to test herself in the WSL.”

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