Van der Gragt, first signing for Barça Women for 2018/19

The defender is a European Champion with Holland and signs for two years from Ajax

Barça Women are already starting to plan for the 2018/19 season. The first new face will be Dutch defender Stefanie Van der Gragt who signs a two year contract until 30 June 2020. European Champion with Holland last summer, the 25 year old comes to FC Barcelona from Ajax Amsterdam after previous spells with Bayern Munich and Twente, with whom she faced Barça in the 2015/16 Champions League campaign.

Van der Gragt is a tall central defender (1.78m) who excels at winning the ball back and bring it out of defence. She is also excellent in the air, making her valuable at set pieces both at the back and in attack. Despite her relative youth, Van der Gragt is already an experienced campaigner  with more than 50 caps for Holland under her belt.

First reactions from Stefanie Van der Gragt

“Barça are a very good side and it’s a dream come true to play here.”

“I spoke to Lieke Martens about how it is all going here in Barcelona. It’s an advantage that she is already playing here at Barça as she can help me settle in.”

“My aims is to improve as a player and win trophies.”

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