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ALBION WOMEN SIGN ENGLAND YOUTH INTERNATIONAL

19 January 2017

Albion Women have made their first signing ahead of the FAWSL Spring Series.


Brighton & Hove Albion women have completed the signing of England under-17 international Alessia Russo from Chelsea for the FAWSL Spring Series.

The attacking midfielder joins the Seagulls after making her first-team debut for the Blues in the WSL1, and also played for England in both the European Championships and World Cup last year.

Russo was joint-top goalscorer at the European Championships in Belarus, and scored once for the Lionesses en route to reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup in Jordan.

Interim women’s first-team manager George Parris said, "Alessia Russo is a player that I'd seen score hat-tricks against us when she was at Chelsea, so when she became available to sign, we had to move fast to secure her services.

“She’s a natural goalscorer, has the ability to play anywhere in midfield or upfront and will be a wonderful addition to the squad.”

Russo is eligible to make her Albion debut in the SSE Women’s FA Cup third round tie against AFC Wimbledon on Sunday 5th February.

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