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Vicky Losada joins Manchester City
 Women's Football FA WSL news - 5 Jul 2021
FA WSL news - Vicky Losada joins Manchester City - 5 Jul 2021 - Women's Football NewsManchester City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of UEFA Women's Champions League winner Vicky Losada on a two-year deal.
Moving to England and the Barclays FA Women's Super League for the second time in her career, the 30-year-old makes the switch to the Academy Stadium having captained Barcelona to a domestic treble in 2020-21.
Born in Terrassa, Catalonia as Maria Victoria Losada Gomez, the midfielder joined Barcelona's youth set up as a teenager and has since enjoyed a trophy-laden career with the club, winning six league titles, seven Copa de la Reina trophies, eight Copa Catalunyas plus a Supercopa Feminina and Champions League apiece.
Over the past 16 years, Losada only spent a handful of seasons away from the Estadi Johan Cruyff with brief stints at Espanyol (2007-2008), Western New York Flash (2014) and Arsenal (2015-2016), winning a cup double with the latter in the FA WSL.
Whilst with the Gunners meanwhile, she impressed and was named in the PFA's WSL Team of the Year in 2015-16 and also scooped the Supporters' Player of the Season accolade.
Initially named as Barcelona's captain in 2013, she assumed the position on her return from London and held the honour until her recent departure.
On the international stage, she boasts 64 caps for Spain and 13 goals since her debut against England in a 2-2 draw back in June 2010, while she has also represented Catalonia on a handful of occasions.
A highly-decorated figure in the game, Losada has put pen to paper on a two-year contract that will see her remain at the Academy Stadium until the summer of 2023, with her wearing the No.17 shirt for the coming campaign.
Speaking about her move, she said: "I'm so excited for next season and to have been able to join one of the best clubs in the world.
"As soon as I had the offer from Manchester City, I didn't have any doubts about it - I knew that it was time to leave Barcelona and close that chapter of my career after one of the best years of my life.
"I've always said that I missed the English league - I feel like it brings out the best in me as a player. I am so excited to return to it now and be a part of this fantastic football club."
Head Coach Gareth Taylor added: "We're delighted to welcome Vicky to Manchester City. She is a player who has enjoyed an incredible level of success throughout her career so far and we're thrilled to have brought someone of her calibre to the Club.
"Her winning mentality and desire to be at the top of her game matches our own ethos here at City, and the fact that she has already previously made her mark in the FA WSL speaks volumes about her adaptability.
"Vicky's experience in high-pressure situations will also be very important to the team as a whole as we aim to lift more trophies in the near future, and we're very much looking forward to working with her over the next few years."
Managing Director Gavin Makel concluded: "Vicky is a highly established and decorated international who will add a wealth of experience and quality to an already exciting group of players.
"I am delighted that she has joined us as we look to build on the successes of last season."

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