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Manchester City Women's new signing Kosovare Asllani




Last game stats
Position Striker
Date of birth 29 July 1989
Place of birth Kristianstad
Height (ft) 5' 5"
Weight (st)
International caps / goals 80 / 21
2017/2018 League Cup

City on Asllani:

Swedish international Kosovare Asllani joined City in January 2016.

The 26-year-old hot-shot has signed for the Club until the end of the 2017 season, having featured most recently for French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Skilful and quick with Champions League experience and having made 80 appearances for her national team, the striker has drawn comparisons with superstar and compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and she's looking forward to showing what she can do in the FA WSL.

Though born of Kosovar-Albanian descent, 'Kosse' represents the Swedish national team, as she was born in Kristianstad, after her parents migrated.

She grew up with two passions - football and ice hockey - but opted to pursue a career in the former. At 15 years old, she joined Vimmerby IF and netted an astounding 49 goals in 48 games, attracting interest from several top-flight sides.

In 2007, she signed for Damallsvenskan outfit Linköpings FC, becoming a first-team regular the following season.

She went on to help the Club to its first league title, plus the Svenska Cupen, before realising her dream of visiting the USA when Chicago Red Stars snapped her up in December.

After a year in the States, Asllani returned to Linköpings, who were competing in the Champions League. The striker found the net in the competition with goals against Sparta Prague and Arsenal, but a thigh injury hampered her campaign and she moved to her hometown side for a season.

It wasn't long until Europe's elite would come calling for Kosse, and the forward signed for PSG in 2012. Her debut campaign heralded 17 goals in 19 appearances, and she would go on to net 45 times in all competitions for the French outfit.

Driven, dedicated and eager to improve, the striker has often expressed her desire to be the best in the world, and hopes her past experiences can benefit the Blues.

With plenty of experience in Europe's top competition, Asllani believes City have what it takes to compete at the highest level.

Latest tweets: @kosovareasllani

  • Until we all win!✔️ #nike #equality https://t.co/F4wN24fvLz (7 days ago, via Instagram)

  • The lights has been switched off during December but they’re back on now. Feeling prepared for… https://t.co/Phrxjkybfr (11 days ago, via Instagram)

  • Happy to join team vitaminwellsverige vitaminwell . Our cooperation will be linked to more than… https://t.co/hkNdXpNCX3 (11 days ago, via Instagram)

  • Thankful for a great 2017. But mostly I’m thankful for health, cause the greatest wealth is… https://t.co/RV62hIeIqZ (24 days ago, via Instagram)

  • Thank you ELLE magazine for nominating me in the category “The look of the year 2018”. The… https://t.co/e1Fh2evTMt (more than a month ago, via Instagram)

Instagram: @asllani9

  • 💦
  • Pure class.
  • Champions league dinner with great company😘 #halamadrid
  • Så glad att berätta att min andra barnbok inspirerade från min barndom kommer ut snart (10juni). "Värsta målet, Kosse". Men du kan redan nu förboka boken på olika.nu och andra boksidor. All min inkomst från första boken valde jag att skänka till Barncancerfonden och om ni vill vara med och bidra så finns en insamling skapad på barncancerfonden.se "För liv, lek & fotboll".
För att läsa vad jag har att säga om nya boken klicka på länken under bio.
I'm happy to announce that the second book inspired from my childhood is coming out soon (June 10th) and you can Now pre order it on olika.nu and other Swedish book sites.
I decided to give away 100% of my income from the first book "Passa bollen ropar Kosse" to the Swedish Childhood cancer foundation and it is still available to order. Link bio to read more.
  • Important 2-0 W over Chelsea tonight! #mcwfc #topoftheleague
  • Gameday ;) #mcwfc
  • awh I missed biking! #swedishstyle #london
  • London baby! #joeysvoice
  • Rolig fotografering/intervju med magasinet grus, ute om några veckor ✔️
  • green🍃
  • fav deli✔️ery
  • This stadium was on 🔥 tonight!
  • Atmosphere before the game🔥
  • ⚓️
  • 😍
  • #Repost @jillscott12 with @repostapp.
And we are off! Next stop Madrid to watch Real Madrid -  @mcfcofficial ! We're so Excited!
  • Gameday! Second game in 4 days👊 #mcwfc
  • Happy birthday to our Swedish King who turns 70 today! 🇸🇪
  • ⛈
  • excited😁
  • Excellence is in the details. #tacticaltraining 👂
  • ⚪️🔵
  • black pasta premier⚫️
  • Off to the game tonight, who do u think will win? #newclub vs #oldclub #championsleague
  • mission keeping these white⚪️
  • Last coffee before heading back to Manchester, cheers☕️
  • Surprised w a quick visit to Sweden to see this little dude. So happy I finally got to meet u😍 #aunt #gianthand #babyboy
  • Yoga stretching session between two trainings😴
  • Planning and getting inspired😊 #home #house #interior #soon
  • So happy to welcome this little baby boy to the world💙 Proud to be an aunt to a niece and now a nephew. Can't wait to meet u<3 And btw name suggestions are welcome :) #babyboy
  • Feeling 🙌 #mcwfc #3p
  • Gamedaay, excited to get the league started! 🙌  #mcwfc
  • Good win yesterday against Liverpool in the FA cup, now time to support our men against Man united👊 #CMONCITY

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