Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Icelandic women’s international Dagny Brynjarsdottir on a six-month deal.
Coach Thomas Worle described Brynjarsdottir, 23, as a “talented and dangerous attacking player” who can play up front and in midfield. He added that he was very happy that Bayern could sign and work with such a “determined” player. She comes in to replace Amber Brooks after the American returned home following the completion of her loan deal.
The Icelander has already performed in the Champions League – Europe’s premier club competition – with Valur of Iceland. Last month she told The Equalizer magazine that she wanted to play in the competition again and that her dream was to appear in the final. Her new club currently sit in second spot of the Frauen Bundesliga, with the top two teams gaining qualification to the 2015-16 Champions League.
Brynjarsdottir has represented her country all the way through the youth ranks to full international. She scored the winner against the Netherlands in the 2013 European Championship which qualified her country for the quarter-finals in what was Iceland’s best ever tournament performance.
Last season she was part of the Florida State Seminoles team that won the NCAA national championship, and she came second in the MAC Hermann trophy awarded to the tournament’s best player.
On joining the German giants, Brynjarsdottir said that she was “looking forward” to beginning her professional career with Bayern, adding that she wanted to continue her development and help her new team achieve their goals.