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Nathalie Björn

Nathalie Björn is one of three Sweden internationals recruited by Everton in the summer of 2021.

An experienced defender who has years of her career still ahead of her, Björn made her first club move outwith her homeland when she joined the Blues in July and has quickly settled into life in the Barclays FA Women's Super League.

Considered as one of the best defenders in Europe, Björn has competed at the highest level having played in the UEFA Women's Champions League during her domestic spell in Sweden.

Internationally the Everton number five has represented Sweden at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup where she helped the side to a third placed finish, and secured a silver medal in the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Calm and composed in possession and confident going forward, Björn offers versatility in her game and provides assurance at both ends of the park.

In her debut season in England, Björn made 16 appearances for the Blues in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Minor injuries caused frustration for the Swede who was unable to gain momentum with consecutive appearances until the final months of the campaign. However, her patience was ultimately rewarded as she netted her first goal for the Club on the final day of the season.

Everton and international teammate Anna Anvegård played the ball into her fellow Scandinavian who fired in the opener in a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Internationally, Björn helped to secure Sweden’s place at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and is expected to play a role in their European Championship campaign in the summer of 2022.

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