FC Bayern Women
Thu, 16/02/23, 10:40
Goalkeeper Maria Luisa Grohs extends contract to 2025
It's the next strong signal from FCB Women! Bayern's current number one Maria Luisa Grohs has extended her contract and will stay at FC Bayern for at least two more years.
"Happy and proud"
After stints at her hometown club 1. FC Gievenbeck and VfL Bochum, Maria Luisa Grohs, known as Mala, moved to FC Bayern in 2019 after graduating from high school. Born in Münster, she got her first start in the second tier of the Women's Bundesliga before moving up to the first-team squad. Grohs now has 24 competitive matches under her belt in the Women's Bundesliga, the DFB Cup and the Champions League and, as the number one, is the strong mainstay of the FC Bayern women. "I'm very happy and proud to have extended my contract and I'm looking forward to the next few years at FC Bayern. I'm proud of the path I've taken so far and have a strong desire to continue on that path together with the team. I really appreciate the trust placed in me by the coaching staff and my team."
Young goalkeeper with a lot of quality
FC Bayern Women sporting director Bianca Rech is convinced of the goalkeeper's qualities: "Mala exudes enormous composure on the pitch, she is very confident and has a smart personality. She's a goalkeeper with a lot of quality, but she's also still young and developing. We're convinced that she'll forge her own path." Grohs won the domestic championship with FC Bayern Women in 2021, and the 21-year-old has plenty of goals: "We want to be as successful as possible, that's what drives me. We have the opportunity to work on ourselves every day under the best conditions, which I personally really enjoy."
Last season, Mala Grohs suffered a number of setbacks due to Pfeiffer's glandular fever, a coronavirus infection and a subsequent heart muscle inflammation. The 1.80 metre tall goalkeeper fought her way back and is all the stronger for it. "I knew that there was a long road ahead of me with a lot of hard work. I wouldn't have thought or dreamed that everything would work out how it did. That's why I'm all the happier with it," Grohs said.
"Mala has made incredible progress at FC Bayern. Last year in particular, she came out of pre-season in very strong form and fought for her place in goal. We're convinced she has the qualities to become a very good goalkeeper, she's already shown that in the past. We want to accompany her on this journey and we're happy she's staying at FC Bayern for the long term," added Bianca Rech.
Most recently, FC Bayern Women signed top German talent Alara Şehitler: