Vesna Milivojevic exits Canberra for IFK Norrkoping in Sweden /*!<60-70 characters

Serbia’s Vesna Milivojevic joins IFK Norrkoping after standout season with Canberra United

A departure from Canberra United for A-Leagues star Vesna Milivojevic sees her join Swedish outfit IFK Norrkoping on a one-year deal after a standout season in the Liberty A-League. The 22-year-old Serbia international, coming off a career-best performance, tallied 10 goals, including a critical winner versus Brisbane Roar, and provided three assists in 22 matches.

Canberra United expressed gratitude for Milivojevic’s impactful presence, noting her popularity among fans and on-field contributions. CEO Samantha Farrow acknowledged the player’s desire to explore opportunities in a top European league, framing the move as a significant career progression.

Milivojevic’s Canberra stint since 2022-23 amassed 18 goals in 40 appearances, building on her initial exposure to A-Leagues action with Western Sydney Wanderers. Transitioning to Sweden’s Damallsvenskan via Norrkoping aligns with her European experience at previous clubs Spartak Subotica and Borussia Bocholt.

Expressing excitement for the new chapter, Milivojevic highlighted her eagerness to elevate her game in Europe once more. Setting goals to contribute comprehensively to Norrkoping’s success, she expressed gratitude to the club for their trust and support.

Norrkoping’s Tor-Arne Fredheim welcomed Milivojevic’s arrival, emphasizing her recent form for both Canberra United and the Serbian national team. Recognizing her versatility and scoring prowess, the club anticipates her impact on the pitch and aims for productive output in terms of goals and assists.

As Milivojevic prepares for her debut with IFK Norrkoping, a brief break following her Australian campaign and national team duties is scheduled. The club’s anticipation of her integration into the squad underlines expectations for a seamless adaptation and continued success in a new football environment.

Denis Hardin

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