Women's Team

City's Euro stars: Filippa Angeldahl

The eagerly-awaited 2022 Women's Euros kicks-off a week on Wednesday...

City will have 11 representatives at this summer's tournament, sporting the colours of England, Sweden, Norway and Spain.

As we build-up to the highly-anticipated competition, which will be played across ten English venues from 6 to 31 July, including the Academy Stadium, we shine the spotlight on our Blue stars.

Today, we place the focus on our Swedish midfielder Filippa Angeldahl...

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PLAYER PROFILE

Position: Midfielder
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Date of Birth: 14 July 1997
Age: 24
Height: 5' 7" (170cm)

APPEARANCES

City: 23
Senior debut: v Tottenham Hotspur, 12 September 2021
Goals: 3

International: 27
Senior debut: v South Korea, 2 March 2018
Senior goals: 8

Honours

City: Continental Cup winner (2021/22)

BK Hacken: Damallsvenskan winner (2020)

International: Olympic silver medal (2020 Games), Algarve Cup (2018, 2022)

Individual: Damallsvenskan Most Valuable Player (2017)

About Filippa

City fans may have been forced to wait a little while to see Angeldahl in action - but the midfielder has already shown she was worth the wait.

A September recruit from BK Häcken, the midfielder's debut was slightly delayed due to international clearance but she soon settled into life in sky blue.

Having bagged a brace for the Swedish Champions the day before her move to Manchester was announced, she quickly opened her scoring account for her new Club with a goal on her third appearance, and went on to net three in her 23 games in all competitions.

Though quiet and reserved off the pitch, her impact upon it does not go unnoticed by her teammates. Keira Walsh - widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world - has been full of praise, hailing her Swedish counterpart's understanding of the game and willingness to put the graft in.

One of the key traits that attracted Gareth Taylor's attention to Angeldahl is her ability to retain possession, while her versatility also provides options in a number of areas, both in attacking and defensive positions.

A creative spark, the Swedish Player of the Year nominee regularly contributes with goals and assists for her country (and bagged a hat-trick in April) but also handles the less glamorous side of the game well with simple passes and an intelligent football brain.

Though she had previously only plied her trade in her homeland, the 2017 Damallsvenskan Most Valuable Player signed for City eager to further her development and says she is thriving from the professional environment and competitive nature of playing alongside other world-class internationals in training each day.

Debuting for the senior national team in March 2018 (replacing former Blue Kosovare Asllani), she was part of the squad which shared Algarve Cup success with the Netherlands (due to inclement weather on the day of the Final) and scored on her full debut against Russia.

With almost 30 caps to her name today, she joined City on the back of an Olympic silver medal, as the Swedes were edged out on penalties to Janine Beckie's Canada in Tokyo. Will they go one better this time around...?

Fixtures

Netherlands v Sweden
Saturday 9 July, 20:00
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
BBC One

Sweden v Switzerland
Wednesday 13 July, 17:00
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
BBC Two

Sweden v Portugal
Sunday 17 July, 17:00
Leigh Sports Village
BBC iPlayer

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