Tottenham sign Viktoria Schnaderbeck on loan from Arsenal
Arsenal have announced that Viktoria Schnaderbeck has gone on loan to Tottenham Hotspur Women for the rest of the season
via Spurs Women
27 January 2022
She has made 40 appearances for the Gunners since joining from Bayern Munich in May 2018 and was part of the squad that won the WSL title in 2018/19.
With the addition of Rafaelle Souza she has fell down further in the pecking order and her opportunities were going to be limited.
The 31-year-old defender spent 11 years with Bayern Munich, where she won two Frauen Bundesliga titles and a Frauen DFB-Pokal cup.
She featured on 132 occasions and scored five goals during her time in the Bundesliga including five appearances in the UEFA Women’s Champions League
Schnaderbeck became a key squad player in the 2019-20 season and at the beginning of the 2020-21 season for Arsenal,usually playing as a centre-half but sometimes filling in at left-back too.
The versatile player made her debut for the Austria national team in 2007 and has gone on to make 43 appearances. In March 2019, she was voted Austrian Player of the Year.
Speaking about signing for Tottenham she said ““I am really looking forward to joining Tottenham Hotspur, the girls have done so well this season and I’m excited to help the team as much as I can. I can’t wait to get started.”
Spurs boss Rehanne Skinner went on to add “Viki is an experienced centre half who brings a lot of value to the team. As Austrian national team captain she also brings strong leadership qualities. Viki will help us to establish control both in and out of possession with her ball quality.”
The Austrian has been handed the number 11 shirt at the Lilywhites.