CJ Bott

CJ Bott Signs For LCFC Women

New Zealand international CJ Bott has joined LCFC Women on a permanent contract following her spell with Norwegian first division side Vålerenga, subject to league approval.
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- CJ Bott joins LCFC Women on permanent deal
- The 26-year-old is a New Zealand international
- She previously played for Bundesliga team FF USV Jena
- The defender also had spells in Sweden and Norway

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Bott began her career with local outfits Tawa AFC, Lynn-Avon United and Waterside Karori before making a move to Europe.

Her senior career began in Germany with Bundesliga side FF USV, where the defender made 15 appearances in the German top flight.

In 2018, the full-back made another career move and joined Scandinavian side Vittsjö GIK in Sweden. A move east beckoned one year later when Bott joined Toppserien outfit Vålerenga in 2020.

After signing for the Foxes, she told LCFC TV: “It feels amazing. It’s been a long road to get here but it’s so great to finally be here and get amongst things and meet everyone. It’s awesome, so I’m happy now.”

Bott's senior debut for New Zealand arrived in March 2014, making her first appearance for the Football Ferns before also competing in the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups in Canada and France respectively. Her first goal on the international stage, meanwhile, came in the 2019 Cup of Nations. 

Bott, who will wear no.4, has joined up with her new team-mates ahead of Saturday's Barclays FA Women's Super League fixture against Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village.




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