Brighton & Hove Albion Complete Signing of Emma Koivisto

Emma Koivisto

Brighton & Hove Albion have bolstered their FA Women’s Super League squad with the signing of Emma Koivisto from Gothenburg FC.

Brighton & Hove Albion Sign Emma Koivisto

Koivisto Brings Lots of Experience to Brighton

The Finland international received international clearance and signed an 18-month contract with Brighton, joining her compatriot Nora Heroum in the squad.

Head coach Hope Powell told said: “We’re delighted to welcome Emma to Brighton. She has lots of experience of top-level football in Europe and America and we think she will add a lot to the squad.

“She is versatile, so she can play in different positions, is good on the ball and tactically aware. I’ve been really impressed with how she has settled into the squad this week and we look forward to seeing her in a Brighton shirt soon.”

Top-Flight Titles in Sweden and Finland

Koivisto arrives on the English south coast after winning a top-flight title in Sweden with Gothenburg, as well as for FC Honka in Finland.

She had a spell playing college football in the United States for Florida State Seminoles. Koivisto has represented Finland from under-16 level up to the seniors, where she has 58 caps, scoring twice.

Chelsea Are Brighton’s Next Opponents

Brighton are back in Women’s Super League action on Sunday when travel to reigning champions and current league leaders Chelsea on Sunday, kick-off 14.00 GMT.

Powell’s team will be looking to arrest a poor run of form that has seen the side lose six of their last seven league games – most recently losing 3-0 to bottom-of-the-table Bristol City in January 30.

Their opponents extended their unbeaten record in the Women’s Super League to 33 games with a 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on January 31.

They also progressed to the Continental League Cup Final with a 6-0 win over West Ham United on February 3.

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