Birkirkara women’s team have completed a transfer coup after announcing the signing of Portuguese forward Flávia Fartaria.
Fartaria, 31, will be joining the Stripes for their upcoming high-profile friendly against Juventus Women which is scheduled for Sunday, in Turin.
The Portuguese player, who is part of Alfredo Troisi’s International Players Group Agencym will bring valuable experience to Birkirkara who will be representing Malta in the upcoming UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign.
They launch their European campaign against Scotland champions Glasgow City on August 18 in the first qualifying game before meeting either Kazakhstan’s BIIK Kazygurt or Slovakia’s Slovan Bratislava in a ranking match, on August 21.
Fartaria played in the Portuguese’s top-tier last season, with Ouriense. She played 20 games, scoring six goals in the process.
She has already played in the Women’s Champions League, having been part of Ouriense’s team in their 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 European expedition.
In the 2015 edition, she managed to advance a round and play in the round of 32 against Denmark’s Fortuna Hjorring.