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Rikke Sevecke

Everton moved to bring Danish defender Rikke Sevecke to the Club from FC Fleury 91 in France in summer 2020.

Sevecke signed a two-year contract following one season in Paris with her former team.

The centre-back, a full Denmark international, had more than four years with Brondby in her home country after joining aged 18 in January 2015.

She started with fellow Danes BSF but after two years – and a series of notable displays for Denmark’s Under-19 team – was snapped up by Brondby.

Sevecke spent the second half of 2017 playing college football on loan in America with University of Northwestern Ohio.

She was the second Denmark international to join Everton ahead of 2020/21 following the arrival of forward Nicoline Sorensen from Sevecke's old employers Brondby.

The Danish international enjoyed a successful first season as a Blue, missing just two games throughout the 2020/21 campaign.

Sevecke solidified her position in defence, helping to secure seven clean sheets in her debut season in the WSL.

She also proved crucial in Denmark’s successful quest to qualify for the Euro 2022 Championships, with her nation finishing top of their qualifying group.

The 2021/22 season was one of frustration for the composed defender.

Sevecke’s campaign started well, with her first goal for the Toffees in a 3-1 win over Birmingham City while she helped her nation achieve comprehensive victories in their quest for qualification for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals.

However, her season was plagued by injuries and a knock suffered in the defeat against West Ham United at the beginning of 2022 ruled the Dane out for the rest of the campaign.

Contracted until: June 2022