Manchester City Women sign goalkeeper Marie Hourihan

Wednesday 30 Dec 2015
Goalkeeper Marie Hourihan has signed for Manchester City

FA WSL 1 runners-up Manchester City have signed goalkeeper Marie Hourihan from champions Chelsea.

The former England Under-23s international started six matches last season, helping the Blues achieve a League and Cup double.

She said: "It's a brilliant opportunity - one I couldn't turn down - and I'm thankful to Chelsea for letting me take the opportunity.

"The massive progression the club has made in the last two years and the infrastructure that's in place is second to none."

Hourihan will travel north to compete with England’s Karen Bardsley for City’s No1 jersey. 

“At Chelsea, I was playing with the Swedish record caps holder [Hedvig Lindahl] so I'm ready for the challenge.

"I'm looking forward to training with Karen. I can only learn from her and we can help each other and improve each other.

"For me, it's a step in the right direction. Year on year, this football club is progressing and I feel it's the best environment."

By FA Staff