25-year-old Swiss international Ana-Maria Crnogorčević, who has been with 1. FFC Frankfurt since 2011, has put pen to paper on a new contract extension.
The new deal means she is set to stay with the reigning Champions League winners until 2018. Her original contract ran until 2017.
Crnogorčević, who has previously won both the DFB-Pokal and Champions League with Frankfurt, has told framba.de that she didn’t have to think twice about extending her contract, and that Frankfurt has become her second home.
Crnogorčević has played 17 games for Frankfurt this season in the league, as well as playing a part in their UEFA Women's Champions League campaign, that ended in the semi-final against VfL Wolfsburg. In the Frauen-Bundesliga they are currently 3rd, one point behind the Wolves with one game left to play.
Head coach of Frankfurt, Matt Ross, highlights to framba.de that Crnogorčević’s “international experience, ability to play in multiple positions and her winning mentality makes her (AMC) an important player to the team”.
Siegfried Dietrich further elaborates that with “her on-field qualities, experience, personality and charisma”. High praise indeed, but it is obvious that Crnogorčević will be an important part of Frankfurt going forward.
A welcoming a renewal
Some days ago it was announced that Dzsenifer Marozsán and Simone Laudehr would leave Frankfurt - for Olympique Lyonnais and FC Bayern München. respectively - and with the status of several other players unknown, the extension of Crnogorčević is vital to keep hold on some experience.
Crnogorčević has been with the team for a number of years and has been an integral part ever since she joined. By keeping her, Frankfurt not only holds onto a lot of experience, but also a versatile player who never stops fighting.