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Chelsea Ladies FC with Hedvig Lindahl in goal, won the 2015 FA Women’s Cup for the first time in their history.
Chelsea Ladies FC v Notts County Ladies: Women's FA Cup Final

In the final Chelsea faced Notts County in front of over 30,000 supporters at Wembley Stadium. Chelsea won scoring the only goal in 37th minute. The Blues were dominant the whole match: after scoring the first goal they had several chances to increase their lead, but at the end the one goal was enough.

Sweden’s number 1, Hedvig joined Chelsea earlier this year and quickly became the first choice and a reliable presence in goal. She has kept 6 clean sheets in 11 matches she has played so far, and has been a key part of Chelsea’s first ever trophy win on the women’s side.

Cameroon, Netherlands, and Sweden have made it to the round of 16 of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
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Cameroon finished second in their group with 2 wins out of 3 matches including an impressive 2:1 come-from-behind victory over Switzerland with Aboudi Onguene named Player of the Match and a 6-0 rout of Ecuador (3 goals from Gaelle Enganamouit plus a goal and an assist from Aboudi Onguene). Cameroon will face China on 20th of June.

Netherlands have finished third in their group and advanced to the knock-out round as one of the best four third-place teams. Netherlands with Petra Hogewoning will face defending World Champions Japan on 23rd of June.

Sweden including Caroline Seger, Hedvig Lindahl, Linda Sembrant, Emma Berglund, Olivia Schough, and Malin Diaz also advanced as one of the four best third-place teams. The European powerhouse road to the round of 16 was rough with 3 drawn group matches, and they will now face two-time World Champions and reigning European Champions Germany on June 20th.

23 players represented by LTA will participate in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, including some of the top players in the world, such as Verónica Boquete and Caroline Seger.

Player Country Position Caps Goals
Ajara Nchout Cameroon Forward 39 7
Augustine Ejangue Cameroon Defender 56 1
Gabrielle Aboudi Cameroon Forward 49 13
Raissa Feudjio Cameroon Midfielder 40 1
Gaelle Enganamouit Cameroon Forward 39 8
Fatou Coulibaly Côte d’Ivoire Defender 41 9
Rita Akaffou Côte d’Ivoire Midfielder 33 4
Nadege Essoh Côte d’Ivoire Midfielder 51 23
Ines N’Rehy Côte d’Ivoire Forward 17 13
Ange N’Guessan Côte d’Ivoire Forward 19 3
Rebecca Elloh Côte d’Ivoire Forward 15 2
Rebecca Guehai Côte d’Ivoire Midfielder 25 3
Josee Nahi Côte d’Ivoire Forward 21 12
Petra Hogewoning Netherlands Defender 97 0
Virginia Torrecilla Spain Midfielder 15 0
Natalia Pablos Spain Forward 22 14
Veronica Boquete Spain Forward 48 29
Hedvig Lindahl Sweden Goalkeeper 108 0
Linda Sembrant Sweden Defender 56 4
Emma Berglund Sweden Defender 36 0
Malin Diaz Sweden Midfielder 12 0
Caroline Seger Sweden Midfielder 138 21
Olivia Schough Sweden Midfielder 23 1
The final tournament starts on 6th of June and will continue until 5th of July. Eight players from Côte d’Ivoire National team are represented by the agency, six are in Sweden’s squad, five players are called up by Cameroon, three players will participate with Spain, and one with the Netherlands.

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2015 UEFA Women’s Champions League winner Verónica Boquete has signed a 2-year contract with 2015 Allianz Frauen Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München. LTA Agency are very pleased that Vero has joined one of the historically most important football organizations in the world. She will be part of a team with growing ambitions, which has been improving every year and which will take part in the 2015-2016 UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign as German Champions.

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“Verónica Boquete is an outstanding footballer with wit and creativity as well as an experienced player personality. She can be used in several positions and will strengthen our attacking play,” said pleased FC Bayern’s head coach Thomas Wörle. In her turn Vero said: “I’m very happy to have signed for one of the best clubs in the world, and I am very eager to meet my new teammates and coaching staff, and fight alongside them in order to reach all our objectives.”

Vero will arrive in Munich following the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup due to take place in Canada from 6th of June to 5th of July and where Vero will captain Spain Women’s National Team in their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup final tournament appearance.
See official FC Bayern release about Vero’s signing click here or here

Swedish Champion, US W-League Champion and Spanish Cup Winner are some of the achievements of Verónica Boquete Giadáns over the years. Now she will add UEFA Women’s Champions League winner medal to her titles, one of the most prestigious trophies in women’s football.

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This year as a member of FFC Frankfurt, she played key role in the midfield line. Vero has shown consistency and was instant choice in starting eleven the whole season. On their road to the final match against Paris Saint-Germain, FFC Frankfurt haven’t lost a single match in the Champions League. They increased their individual performances and the synergy of the whole team every match during the season.

Vero played with injured foot the entire final match like a true warrior. In the match that ended in dramatic fashion, Frankfurt opened the scoring in the first half before PSG leveled at 1-1 eight minutes later. The result stayed the same almost until the end of the match, with Frankfurt managing to get the winner in the added time to win 2:1. After the match Veronica shared a few words.

“It means the world to me. I’ve been fighting so long to win this trophy, and after last year, which ended in tears, this was more special. And it means that I made the right decision coming to Frankfurt. And it also means that you always have to come back and keep trying and dreaming big. I think the team felt strong, and we saw during the game that they were no better than us, and we felt that in some moments we could hurt them. So we just waited for our moment, and thank God, or thank I don’t know who, the goal came in the last minute. It is always more special to score a late winner, because there is so much tension. Everyone is waiting a bit for extra time, and I think that the team believed we would finish it in the 90 minutes. So it’s also special for me, because always in the big games that I am in, something happens in the last minute – that made me believe until the end.”

LTA Agency’s marquee players – Caroline Seger and Veronica Boquete have reached the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final match for the second year in a row, but this time on opposite teams. Last year they were teammates representing Swedish Tyresö in the final in Lisbon.

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This time Seger and French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain won a mega clash against reigning champions VFL Wolfsburg, ending their impressive run of 3 years without defeat. In the other semi-final Vero and 1. FFC Frankfurt, which at the moment are in great shape, absolutely crushed Danish Champions – Brøndby IF, with Vero providing a hat-trick in Copenhagen last Saturday. Unfortunately, Seger’s second yellow card received in the return leg in Paris means that she might be suspended for the final barring last minute clearance from UEFA. Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin will stage the 2015 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final at 18.00CET on Thursday 14 May.

LTA Agency’s Italian representative Alessandro Pennestri visited the management staff Lennart Hansen, Thomas Sørensen, and Anton Maksimov in Sofia.

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Purpose of the meeting was a discussion about variety of issues, such as strategic position and future growth of the Italian market as it has started to provide more prospective talented players, developing of young players such as our Italian international starlet Manuela Giugliano, and expanding in future business areas. The meeting was very productive for both sides to gain information about developing new projects and expanding all areas of LTA Agency in Italy and beyond.
As a result of the meeting, the exclusive mandate of Alessandro Pennestri for Italy has been renewed, and he will continue to be the agency’s official spokesman in the country in the years to come. 

Hedvig Lindahl made her debut as Chelsea goalkeeper in the first game of the 2015 FA Women’s Super League season. The match ended with a 2:1 victory against Notts County away from home and first three points on the board.

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The Swedish international came to England this off-season from Kristianstads DFF where she had spent three years. With 108 national team caps and in the prime years for a goalkeeper, Hedvig brings experience and consistency to Chelsea LFC and will help them in the battle for the League championship and winning other trophies.

See the official report on Chelsea FC website.

LTA Agency are pleased to announce that Laura Del Rio has signed with Washington Spirit of NWSL. The pioneer forward began her career in Spain playing with AD Torrejón (1999-00), Levante UD (2000-02, 2004-08), and CD Sabadell (2002-04). In 2008, Del Rio left Levante to play abroad for the first time in the USA W-League for FC Indiana, scoring 33 goals in two years.

She then also became the first Spanish player to play in the German Frauen Bundesliga for 1. FFC Frankfurt (2009), the first Spanish player to play in the Women’s Professional Soccer League in the USA for Boston and Philadelphia (2010-2011) before embarking in England and helping the unfancied Bristol Academy to the FA Women’s Cup Final, the FA Women’s Super League Runner-Up finish, as well as to the quarterfinals of the on-going UEFA Women’s Champions League (2012-2014).ball v lincoln

LTA’s manager Anton Maksimov shared a few words: “Laura has been with the agency from the very beginning in 2009. In fact, she is the very first player who signed a representation contract with us, and of course, we are extremely happy she has maintained her drive and desire over the years to be at the top of her profession. We wish Laura success in the new US Professional League with Washington Spirit.”

Laura spoke with the major Spanish newspaper AS just hours before flying to the US and expressed her happiness about the return to the American League: “This experience is totally different; before I felt pressure being the first Spanish player… Now back, having shown all I had to show at the highest level of the game, I will enjoy it without that pressure I had a few years back.” The NWSL regular season begins on April 10 and will run until September 6th followed by the Championship Play-offs.

Read here the official press-release from Washington Spirit.

“In Augustine, Fortuna Hjørring gets a very strong and experienced player on the field.” said Fortuna’s head coach Brian Sørensen.

Former member of Russian powerhouse WFC Rossiyanka, the 26-year-old Cameroonian defender Augustine Ejangue signed a contract with Danish Champions, Fortuna Hjørring.

Augustine was part of Rossiyanka’s squad as they reached UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarterfinals in 2012-13. She has 46 appearances for Cameroon National Team including at the final tournament of the 2012 London Olympic Games, and she will represent her country in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Augustine’s transfer will help Fortuna in the spring battle to regain Danish Championship.

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