Bremer backed to be a big hit with Albion

Striker joined the club from Wolfsburg last month.

By Richie Mills • 01 July 2023

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Welcome Pauline Bremer

Pauline Bremer is an “incredible” signing for Albion and the physical striker will bring a wealth of experience to the club.

That is according to Wolfsburger Allgemeine journalist Jasmina Schweimler, who has followed the German’s progress for nearly seven years.

The 27-year-old, who signed from Wolfsburg until the summer of 2025 last month, has won the Women’s Champions League twice with Lyon (2016 and 2017), the FA WSL Cup and the FA Women’s Cup with Manchester City (2019), and has 21 Germany caps to her name.

Schweimler believes Bremer, who scored nine goals and bagged three assists in 19 games for Wolfsburg last season, will be a big hit for the Seagulls.

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“She is a classic striker who works best in the penalty area. She has great heading abilities, can shoot from distance, and is clinical in the box,” said Schweimler. “She  doesn’t have to be fast really. She is a very physical player who can keep the ball well and duels are not a problem for her.

“Bremer has very good instincts and is often in the right place at the right time – as she showed against Arsenal last season, where her last-minute goal helped Wolfsburg reach the Champions League final.  

“She is an incredible signing for Brighton. She will be vocal on the pitch and lead by example. She has a massive amount of experience, too.”

Despite winning several trophies and playing for some top teams in Europe, Bremer, who scored 16 goals in 21 games for Manchester City in the 2019/20 season, has not had it all her own way.

Injuries have curtailed her game time over the years, particularly at City and Wolfsburg. However, Schweimler said the way the German international bounced back from those setbacks shows her character.

“Unfortunately, she has had quite a lot of bad injuries. She broke her leg during her time at Man City in 2017 and was out for 18 months – it was a difficult recovery,” she said.

“In 2020 (at Wolfsburg), she tore her ACL and played just four games in the 2020/21 campaign. She had to fight back and find her rhythm again. She had to be patient but she gained a lot of minutes during her last year in Germany.

“If she stays fit and gets regular minutes, you will definitely get the best out of her. I think Brighton is a very good and realistic fit for her. She can guide young players as well. 

“If she becomes fully fit again and finds her rhythm, Brighton will be happy having a striker that can score 10 goals or more next season,” added Schweimler. “She has found a great club to play at.”