After the marches of Damaris Egurrola and Maite Oroz, Athletic you can enjoy good news. A few minutes ago the Bilbao club has announced that Vanessa Gimbert will continue one more season at the club, until 2021.
“The most veteran footballer of @PrimerIberdrola will play one more season!”, Athletic points out through social networks. By the way, this week it was manifesting in an interview to Sports world that he had not yet decided on his future.
At 40 years old, the center will continue to be an icon for Athletic and women’s football in general. She will complete her eighth season dressed in red and white. As the club recalls, “the captain surpassed the 200-game mark in January and in a recent virtual press conference confessed that Athletic Club will be her last club as a professional.”
Vanesa made it clear. “I am very happy here and it’s been seven years now. Iñigo Juaristi had been behind me for a long time and at the end of that year I said yes and I am very happy. I do not know if I should have come before or not but I am very happy that I made that decision in its day and it will be here that I retire, it is clear, “she said.
Two decades of dedication
With 21 years of practice in this blessed profession and 12 titles, “she is the only player in the history of the women’s section of Athletic Club who has completed 40 years on the field of play. In addition, the central holds the record of 86 consecutive full matches in the first team since during the 17-18 and 18-19 seasons he played every league and cup minute.
Once you have decided to continue, you want to express your joy. “This confinement that we have suffered has made me stop my mind and give free rein to my heart. After two decades in the elite, I maintain the same enthusiasm and enthusiasm as on the first day and I think I can continue to contribute to the team. The farewell will come; but not today. It will be a pride to continue defending this shirt ”.