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Lina Bürger retires, Riola Xhemaili extends with Freiburg

Lina Bürger retires, Riola Xhemaili extends with Freiburg. The club did not disclose the duration of the extension.
The 19-year-old Xhemaili joined Freiburg in 2021 from a Swiss side, Basel. The talented striker has made 18 appearances and scored five goals in Frauen Bundesliga. To add to that, she has also already debuted for the Swiss international team in 2020.
“SC Freiburg sets standards in the development of young players. I feel incredibly comfortable here and feel the appreciation of the entire club. I would like to continue to follow this positive development and play a major part in competing with the best teams in Germany,” said Xhemaili.
Meanwhile, Lina Bürger announced the end of her professional career due to a knee injury. The 26-year-old, with over 70 Frauen Bundesliga appearances under her belt, played for Hoffenheim before joining Freiburg in 2020.
““Unfortunately, I am no longer physically able to do professional sports and I will be giving up my football boots with a heavy heart. I was incredibly lucky to be able to turn my hobby into a career,” said Bürger.

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