Bruna Lourenço joins Scottish Champions from Sporting CP

Celtic FC today confirmed via the club’s official website the signed of experienced Portuguese defender Bruna Lourenço from Sporting CP.

Bruna Lourenco of Sporting CP during the womens Liga BPI game between Sporting CP and Albergaria at Aurelio Pereira Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal on April 25, 2021 Liga BPI – Sporting v Albergaria 

Bruna arrives at Celtic after signing a two-year contract with Elena Sadiku’s SWPL1 Champions and the 25 year old central defender sent a video message to Celtic support ahead of her arrival in Glasgow.

Lourenço is the fifth summer signing from the Swedish head Coach who is gearing Celtic up for the Champions League campaign and also the three domestic honours, with the most important being the retention of the league  title.

Bruna Lourenço began her  playing career at AEF Faro, before moving to  FC São and from there it was onto Lisbon to sign for Sporting, where she played for eight seasons winning two league titles, and achieving three cup wins alongside two Super Cup successes. The new Celtic signing was also captain at Sporting on a number of occasions and is a full Portuguese international.

Bruna Lourenco of Sporting celebrating goal during the women s League Cup 2020/21 Final game between Benfica and Sporting at the Estadio Municipal Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa in Leiria, Portugal Women s League Cup – Benfica v Sporting 

Elena Sadiku is certainly well pleased with her latest signing, the third in just two days. She said: “Bruna caught my eye with her impressive offensive skills as a centre-back. Her ability to break lines and remain calm under pressure, combined with her determination to win the ball back in defence, are exactly what I look for.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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