S’porean Danelle Tan Joins Borussia Dortmund Women, Becomes 1st Asian Footballer To Do So

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S’porean Danelle Tan Will Give Up University Spot To Join Borussia Dortmund Women In 5th Tier

When it comes to football, Singapore’s achievements on the world stage so far have been lamentable.

However, that hasn’t stopped Singaporean footballers from impressing in competitive overseas leagues.

In February, Danelle Tan became the first female Singaporean to play in a European league.

Just a few months later, she’s now the first Asian to join Borussia Dortmund’s Women’s team.

Danelle Tan joins Borussia Dortmund on 1-year deal

The momentous news was announced by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) in a Facebook post on Friday (9 June).

Source: Football Association of Singapore on Facebook via Borussia Dortmund Frauen

They said the 18-year-old will join Borussia Dortmund Women on a one-year contract, which begins next month.

She will meet the team for pre-season training in July, before starting the season proper in August.

Borussia Dortmund welcomes Danelle Tan

In an Instagram post on the same day, Borussia Dortmund Women said Danelle will be their 2nd signing of the summer.

She has already been to the German city of Dortmund, where the team is based, several times in the last few months, they added.

Danelle trained with the team for a week in February after meeting Dortmund’s head of women’s football Svenja Schlenker, reported

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