Viktoria Schnaderbeck hangs up her boots and retires from the professional football. In the last season, she played for Tottenham.
The 31-year-old played for LUV Graz at the beginning of her career but soon moved across the border and joined FC Bayern München, where she spent the major part of her career. In Bavaria, the Austrian midfielder played over 130 matches and won two Frauen Bundesliga titles. In 2018, Schnaderbeck moved to Arsenal, where she spent four years. Last season, she spent on loan with the Spurs. On the international stage, she has over 80 caps for the Austrian national team.
“This decision was not an easy one at all. I always hoped to be able to make this decision on my own terms. In all those years of grassroots and professional football I have given it my all. I have pushed boundaries, I have sacrificed a lot and I have stepped out of my comfort zone. I have been asking a lot of my body and mind. But I would do it a thousand times again. I do not only feel grateful but privileged and blessed to have lived my childhood dream,” wrote Schnaderbeck on Facebook.