GERMAN Under-23 international Corina Schröder has become Birmingham City Ladies’ first signing for the 2016 Women’s Super League season.
The 29-year-old defender started her career at Bundesliga side FCR 2001 Duisburg where she won the 2009 UEFA Women’s Cup.
She joined rivals 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam that summer and added two Bundesliga titles and another UEFA Women’s Champions League winners medal to her silverware before moving to Liverpool in 2013.
Schröder made 34 appearances for before leaving earlier this year and Blues Ladies manager David Parker said he is ‘thrilled’ to have brought in the club’s first foreign player.
He said: “This is a major milestone for the Club and sparks a new era for us as we look to blend the quality of our young players, and future players coming through our development system, with senior seasoned professionals with a winning mentality both domestically and abroad.
“She will not only be a great asset on the pitch with her ability but will be able to advise and help our younger players moving into the professional game and the new challenges that holds for them.
“She has been a pro since the age of 16 in Germany and that level of mentality and professionalism will only drive the team forwards.
“Coco is coming to the club with a great pedigree having won the both the UEFA Champions League and Bundelsiga twice as well as the FAWSL twice with Liverpool in her career to date,” added Parker.
“For me she was without a doubt the best left back in the FAWSL during her time at Liverpool and bringing this type of player to the Club further outlines our intentions for the future.
“I am positive she will quickly become a fans favourite with her ability and work ethic.”