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Captain of Les Bleues, Wendie Renard extends her contract with OL Women by four years

Lyon’s French international central defender Wendie Renard has signed a four-year contract extension with Olympique Lyonnais (OL) until 2026, the Rhone club announced on Monday. Aged 31, Renard, who has 131 caps for the France team (33 goals), has won 31 titles in the history of OL women, including fourteen French championships, nine national cups and seven Champions Leagues ( ten finals).

She is the first player to have crossed the milestone of one hundred matches in C1, on April 24 during the first leg of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain. Wendie Renard played 419 matches with OL where she arrived in 2006 from Martinique where she was born.

“OL and its captain are now linked until 2026, like a symbol, twenty years after his arrival. The whole of Olympique Lyonnais is delighted with this extension which puts Wendie Renard a little more in the history of football and which is the first initiative for an OL women’s 2022/23 more ambitious than ever “, rejoiced the club.

The central defender has repeatedly expressed her desire to discover a new championship. The extension of his contract may strengthen the hypothesis of a future loan to OL Reign, OL’s American franchise, as Lyonnaises Eugénie Le Sommer, Sarah Bouhaddi and Dzsenifer Marozsán did in 2021. continue with my heart club. Gone one day, Gone always,” reacted Renard on his Twitter account.

The captain of the France and Lyon team will play in her eleventh Champions League final on May 21 in Turin against FC Barcelona, ​​two years after her last European title.

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