Eriksson to leave Chelsea Women after 6 years at English champions

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Magdalena Eriksson is leaving Chelsea women at the end of the season after a six-year spell at the London club she helped establish as the dominant force in the English game.

The Sweden centre-back made the tearful announcement on Thursday.

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Eriksson has been Chelsea captain since 2019 and is looking to lead the team to a third straight Women's Super League-Women's FA Cup double before leaving. They have already won the cup and lead the league by two points with two games left.

"It's been such an amazing journey so I feel I'm not only sad, even though it might look like it," the 29-year-old Eriksson said in a video on Chelsea's Twitter feed.

Eriksson joined Chelsea from Swedish team Linkopings in 2017. ESPN reported last week she is set to sign for Bayern Munich.

Just after the announcement of Eriksson's departure, Chelsea also said that 30-year-old Danish striker Pernille Harder would also leave the club after almost three years.