Ferns goalkeeper Erin Nayler lands move to German giants Bayern Munich

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Football Ferns goalkeeper Erin Nayler has signed with German giants Bayern Munich after moving from Swedish club Norrköping.

The 83-cap international will start as the club’s back-up ‘keeper as they prepare to try to win the Frauen Bundesliga title for a fifth time.

Main photo: Erin Nayler is announced as Bayern Munich’s new signing. Photo credit: FC Bayern. 

Auckland-born Nayler (31) told Bayern’s website:

“I am very happy to be here. I looked at the FC Bayern campus and the conditions here and you can’t ask for more in professional football. I’m really looking forward to the experience.

“I know many of the players, we have incredible quality in the team and I can’t wait to train with them. I will give everything and push myself and the other goalkeepers as best as I can. My dream is to reach the Champions League final with the team.”

Erin Nayler … has moved from Sweden to Germany. Photo: Andrew Cornaga / Phototek.

Bianca Rech, Head of Women’s Soccer at FC Bayern Munich, said:

“We have had Erin on our list for a long time, and she is a goalkeeper who can help our goalkeeping team with her experience

“It was important to us that we sign an experienced player who is there for the team and the young ones (and) can support goalkeepers. Erin brings all of this with her because she has experience at the highest level, has played in different countries and is also a national goalkeeper.”

After playing school football for Westlake Girls High, Nayler played her youth and senior football for Auckland clubs Lynn-Avon United, Forrest Hill Milford and Eastern Suburbs before starting her professional career abroad in 2015.

Before joining IFK Norrköping, Nayler played for Sky Blue FC (United States), Olympique Lyon (France) and Reading (United Kingdom).

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