German champions 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam have signed prolific Iceland striker Margrét Lára Vidarsdòttir from Kristiansstads DFF and extended the contract of defender Tabea Kemme.
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German champions 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam have signed prolific Iceland striker Margrét Lára Vidarsdòttir and extended the contract of defender Tabea Kemme.
Vidarsdòttir, 25, will arrive from Swedish side Kristiansstads DFF on 1 November on a contract until summer 2013, having finished as Damallsvenskan joint top scorer with Manon Melis on 16 goals. At previous club Valur Reykjavík, who she left in 2009, she was UEFA Women's Cup top scorer three times and is only five goals behind Hanna Ljungberg on the all-time list with 34 in 19 appearances.
Also the leading scorer in UEFA Women's EURO 2009 qualifying – where she helped Iceland to their first finals – and currently top of the table in 2013 preliminaries, Vidarsdòttir previously had a brief spell in Germany with FCR 2001 Duisburg in 2006.
She joins a team yet to drop a point in the Frauen-Bundesliga and preparing for a UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 tie with Glasgow City LFC on 2 and 10 November, having missed out on a third European title with last season's final defeat by Olympique Lyonnais.
"The signing of Margrét Lára Vidarsdòttir was a lengthy process, which started in 2006 and luckily was concluded now," Potsdam coach Bernd Schröder said of a player with 63 goals in 75 internationals. "She will strengthen our team's attacking options and creativity."
Meanwhile, German youth international Kemme is now tied to Potsdam until summer 2014 having started both the 2010 final victory against Lyon and the loss to the same team last May. "I feel good here in Potsdam, everything simply fits here," the 20-year-old said. "Be it my personal surroundings, my private and footballing situation and the opportunities here. So there was no reason for me not to extend my contract early."