South Africa skipper joins Glasgow City

Glasgow City's new signing, Janine van Wyk
General View of Janine Van Wyk Training on the 11 June 2020 in Johannesburg Pic Sydney Mahlangu/Sports Inc

Glasgow City have signed central defender Janine van Wyk, South Africa’s captain and most capped player of all time.

Van Wyk has amassed 170 caps for her country, has led her team to two Olympic Games as well as last summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

In recent seasons she has played for Houston Dash in the NWSL, South African side JvW and last term was spent at Fortuna Hjørring in Denmark.

Commenting on putting pen to paper with City, Janine said: “I am extremely excited to start this new chapter in my football career with a football club that is known to be the best team in the Scottish top League. I look forward to playing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, win titles and most importantly continue to learn as much as I can about the insights of the game and hopefully add value to the squad with the experience I carry.”

Glasgow City Head Coach, Scott Booth commented: “We are absolutely delighted to bring Janine van Wyk to our club. She has incredible experience and I feel this will be key for us this season. Janine captained her nation at the 2019 World Cup and is their record cap holder. I know that she will 100% lead by example and fit in to our already talented squad.”

City Club Manager Laura Montgomery added: “If we are talking about players who are known across the world, Janine is in that category. Her record is incredible on and off the pitch in what she has done for girls and women’s sport in her own country as well as in her promotion of equality. Her jersey is on display at the FIFA Museum next to the other top female players in the world, this is the calibre of player and individual that she is.”

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