Football Fern Olivia Chance says farewells as she leaves Scottish club Celtic

New Zealand international midfielder Olivia Chance has left Scottish club Celtic after two years.

The Glasgow club wished the Tauranga-born player well after she confirmed her departure through her social media.

Neither Chance (29) nor Celtic indicated whether she has a new club lined up.

Chance has battled injuries during the past year and recovered just in time to be part of the Football Ferns squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

Chance told her followers:

“Thank you, Celtic, for taking this Kiwi in and giving me the full experience.

“We have had some amazing memories created in this shirt and city that I’ll carry with me forever.

“Thank you to my teammates who always make the experience complete, all the internationals and, of course, the Scottish.

“Also, thank you to the backroom staff, Jackie, Andy and Liam, to name a few, who always checked in.

“I can’t wait to see Celtic Women continue to bring home silverware and for Celtic to increasingly back the women.

“Lastly, the fans; wow, I never knew anything like it until I played for this club the passion you have is second to none.

“Thank you to every single one of you for turning up. We always appreciated it.

“The games at Celtic Park were what dreams are made of, so thank you.”

Chance’s career

After playing senior club football for Waikato club Claudelands Rovers, Chance played four seasons for the South Florida Bulls in the United States.

After a season with Icelandic club Breiðablik, she joined English club Everton, before moving to Australia for a season with Brisbane Roar.

She joined Celtic in August 2021, helping the club finish runners-up in the Scottish Women’s Premier League last season.

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