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Team Esbjerg for the first time in Groups of Champions League

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Team Esbjerg for the first time in Groups of Champions League

Danish team, Team Esbjerg has qualified directly for the first time to group stages of Champions League. They will compete in Group D, which could also be called the Scandinavian group (Larvik HK, IK Savehof, Krim Ljubljana)

On the market of transfers, Esbjerg was not so active, but they managed to keep together the team which won the Danish championship and signed some reinforcements as well. Well-known Danish playmaker  Lærke Møller will play in Team Esbjerg from the next season, meanwhile on lineplayer position Norwegian Vilde Mortensen Ingstad arrives from Oppsal.

A last-minute signing was also announced lately as Spanish Lara Gonzalez Ortega (former Siófok KC) has also joined the team on a 2-year contract, the 24-year-old is a leftback and has high-quality defensive skills.

Left the club: Stine Bodholt (Viborg HK)-lineplayer, Betina Riegelhuth (Storhamar)-leftback

Newcomers: Lærke Møller (TTH Holstebro), Vilde Mortensen Ingstad (Oppsal IF), Anne Brinch-Nielsen (from junior team, on loan to Fredericia HK), Mette Knudsen (from junior team),Alberte Stenderup Rasmussen (from junior team), Lara Gonzalez Ortega (Siófok KC)

photo: Bjørn Kenneth MUggerud

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud-Estevana Polman, important brick for Team Esbjerg

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Emily Stang Sando (NOR), Filippa Idéhn (SWE), Alberte Stenderup Rasmussen

Playmaker: Lærke Møller

Leftbacks: Lara Gonzalez Ortega (ESP), Jenny Alm (SWE), Estevana Polman (NED)

Rightbacks: Laura Van der Heijden (NED), Ida Bjørndalen Karlsson (NOR)

Lineplayers: Ulrika Toft Hansen (SWE), Vilde Mortensen Ingstad (NOR), Rikke Zachariassen

Leftwings: Susanne Kastrup Forslund, Mette Hjort Knudsen, Maria Mose Vestergaard

Rightwings: Maibritt Kviesgaard, Tove Elise Seest, Anna Brinch Nielsen



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