Simone Boye makes Rosengård switch

Danish defender moves over the border

Simone Boye makes Rosengård switch
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Thought of as one of the best defenders you haven’t heard of, 25-year-old Simone Boye Sørensen has completed a move to Swedish giants, Rosengård from dominate Danish side, Brøndby.

Familiar at home

Well-known in her native Denmark, Boye’s senior career kicked off at BSF her spell sandwiched around a short stint with collegiate team UTSA Roadrunners whilst studying at the University of Texas (San Antonio). Perhipheral in the Danish squad at the start of the decade, a move to Brøndby brought about Boye’s best football and a regular place in the Danish national side after she recovered from a knock at the 2013 Algarve Cup.

Gaining more attention after a successful 2014 which saw her named as the player of the year by the Danish Spillerforeningen, national coach Nils Nielsen was keen to praise the young defender, comparing her to fellow Dane, Daniel Agger, her game of an international class, it was clear Boye was a key figure in Nielsen’s plans. And indeed from there on out, the centre-back has rarely missed a game for Denmark, her profile as big as it could be in Denmark as she anchored Brøndby in all domestic and international competitions, well used to lifting silverware at home and growing in the Champions League.

A professional setting

With her contract with the Danish champions running down there was heavy talk of Boye moving further afield to a more competitive league that would see her take the next step in her development, the short hop to Rosengård a perfect move for the Zealand native. Despite being separated by the Øresund, there’s just 30 miles between where Boye has been playing her domestic football at the Brøndby Stadion and the Malmö IP where Rosengård play their homes games though the pace of the league will be considerably different from what Boye’s been used to.

A straight forward replacement for Amanda Ilestedt who’s Germany bound after the Euros, Boye is expected to slot in at centre back for FCR although sporting director Therese Sjögran has already hailed her “confidence” and ease with the ball and could easily be deployed in central midfield.

Speaking to the club's website on the move Boye talked of her desire to “develop” as a player, the time right for her to “test” herself “in a better league” and experience football at a “professional level.” Having “heard very good things” about the team, Boye states that she feels a “strong connection” to the side and the setting the move an attractive one especially with the “high ambitions” domestically and in Europe.

 


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