Manchester United Women have announced the signing of Norwegian International, Vilde Boe Risa on a two year contract with an option to extend.
She played for Arna Bjornar and Sandviken, and also for Swedish side Kopparberg/Goteborg FC
The 26 year old Midfielder joined Arna Bjornar in 2012 and established herself as an important player. She made 16 league appearances in her debut season, as the club equaled their best ever Toppserien finish in third place. She then signed for Swedish club Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC, helping the club win their first league title. She signed a one year contract with Sandviken, but announced the mutual termination of the contract in June.
Her first Champions league goal was against united rivals, Manchester City
On 9 December 2020, she scored her first Champions league goal in a 2-1 loss to Manchester City. A record united fans would be proud of, albeit with a loss.
She was a childhood Manchester United Fan
United fans won’t need to worry about where her loyalty lies. She has been a supporter right from her youth, and the club has gotten a player ready to play for the badge.
Her father, Terje Risa was also a footballer in his time.
He played 96 matches for SK Brann between 1983 and 1986, and later served on the club’s board of directors. Risa cites her father as inspiration for her to pursue a career in football.
She is also about the books.
A graduate from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. She has a degree in economics and administration.
In Vilde Boe Risa, Man United Women have a good and balanced player that will help the team to challenge for the top.