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Alanna Kennedy joins Manchester City on a two-year deal

Alanna Kennedy joins Manchester City on a two-year deal
Manchester City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Australian international Alanna Kennedy on a two-year deal.

The Campbelltown-born defender makes the switch to the Academy Stadium after a season on the books of fellow Barclays FA Women’s Super League side Tottenham Hotspur, initially on loan before signing a permanent deal in January.

A versatile figure who is also capable of playing in midfield, the 26-year-old has spent the majority of her career so far in her native Australia with the likes of Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory alongside stints in America with Western New York Flash and Orlando Pride.

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She also enjoyed a season on loan at fellow CFG club Melbourne City in the W-League.

A seasoned international for her homeland too having made her debut for the Matildas in 2012 against New Zealand, she is fast approaching a century of caps and has featured for them in several tournaments including the last two FIFA Women’s World Cups.

Kennedy has also been a part of Australia’s women’s football teams at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, recently helping them to a fourth-place finish in Tokyo.

The Australian has now put pen to paper on a two-year contract with City however that will see her remain at the Academy Stadium until the summer of 2023, with her wearing the No.33 shirt for the coming campaign.

Speaking about her move, she said: “I’m super excited – it’s an amazing Club, and I’m just honoured to be a part of it.

“Obviously Manchester City as a whole is amazing and they’re known across the globe, but also I think just the style of football that's played here will suit me personally.

“I want to help the team any way that I can, but what attracted me to it mostly is just the brand of football that they play here as it’s incredible to watch.”

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Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: “Alanna is a player of top experience, both abroad and in the FAWSL.

“She’s also versatile and is capable of playing in a number of positions, so we’re really pleased to have been able to add someone of her ilk and quality to the talented squad we already have.

“With her personality, we feel like she’ll fit right in with our ethos here at City and we’re very much looking forward to working with her over the coming seasons.” 

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