Elena Linari, Italian star joins Bordeaux!

Italy international signs for the Girondines

TRANSFERT - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 18:44

The club is thrilled to officially confirm the arrival of Elena Linari on a two-year deal (2022).

The Girondins de Bordeaux are delighted to confirm the signing of Italian international defender Elena Linari from Atletico Madrid.

Born in 1994 in Fiesole, Tuscany, Elena started her career with top flight team ACF Firenze in 2010. After three seasons in her native Tuscany, she moved to Lombardy to play for Brescia.

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With Brescia, Elena picked up her first league winner's medal in 2014 and also earned her first full international cap. In the 2015-2016 season, Brescia won a historic league-cup-super cup treble. After this triump Elena signed for Fiorentina, who went on to do the league-cup double in 2016-2017.

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With one more Coppa Italia (her fourth) under her belt, in 2018 Elena moved to Atletico Madrid and picked up yet another league winner's medal. She also featured in World Cup 2019, where Italy were knocked out in the quarter-finals by the Netherlands. That was her second major tournament, having already featured prominently in Euro 2017.

Still just 26, Elena joins the Girondins de Bordeaux with a wealth of winning experience which Pedro Martinez Losa will be keen to put to good use in the coming season.

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Benvenuto Elena !

Stats

  • Name : Elena Linari
  • Nationality : Italian
  • Date of birth : 15 April 1994 in Fiesole (Italy)
  • Previous clubs : Firenze, Brescia, Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid

Trophies

  • Coppa Italia : 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Serie A : 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Italian Super Cup: 2015, 2016
  • Superliga : 2019

International caps : 53 (2 goals)