Nadine Angerer says several top female players and coaches are interested in the W-League after her FIFA women’s world player of the year crown.
Newly crowned FIFA women’s world player of the year Nadine Angerer says her award has sparked interest among international stars in Australia’s W-League.
The German goalkeeper shared the stage with men’s winner Cristiano Ronaldo during a star-studded FIFA awards night in Switzerland earlier this week.
And the Brisbane Roar custodian said following her victory, several leading women’s players had enquired about the W-League, including former world player of the year and United States international Abby Wambach.
“Yeah, why not?,” Angerer said when asked if more overseas players would head Down Under.
“The league is good and it’s really nice here.
“(Swedish coach) Pia Sundhage, for example, was asking me a lot of questions about the league and Abby Wambach asking a lot about the league.
“I can only say positive things about it.”
It’s a long way from the glitz and glamour of the start of her week but Angerer said she was looking forward to getting back to her day job at the suburban location of Edensor Park in Sydney this weekend.
The Roar are taking on rivals Sydney FC and the 35-year-old is hoping for another big win to end her week.
“I still can’t believe it. It will take one or two more days to realise what happened,” she said.
“We’re going to play Sydney so it’s an important game on Sunday. I’ve got two days to recover so we’ll see how it goes.”
Angerer also said she’s hopeful of returning for another season with the Roar after signing a new deal with US team Portland Thorns.
“Why not? I’ve just signed a new contract in America and this fits with that league,” she said.
“I’ve had a very good experience here so why should I not come back?”