Rakel Hönnudóttir put pen to paper to become a Reading FC Women player last week, joining in time to make her debut from the bench against Arsenal on Sunday.
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The 30-year old forward moved to the Royals from Swedish side IF Limhamn Bunkeflo 07, where she had played for the previous year. A versatile player, she has also regularly been deployed in midfield as well as occasionally filling in at right-back for Iceland over the course of her 94 caps to date.
Rakel was raised in Akureyri northern Iceland, where she started her youth career with Þór. During her time at the club, Rakel scored an impressive 76 goals during 97 appearances over a five-season spell.
Her debut for Iceland in came in 2008 at the Algrave Cup, beating Poland 2-0. Rakel continued to represent her country at the UEFA Women’s Championship in 2009 and 2013, and to date has netted seven times for her country.
She continued her career in her homeland by joining Breidablik in 2012, where she went on to score 46 goals in 103 appearances before making the switch to Sweden.
Manager Kelly Chambers said: “Rakel is a player we have been monitoring for some time now and are very happy to have a deal completed. Rakel has great attributes including her power, strength and a very good eye for goal with a variety of finishes.
“She has a huge amount of international experience and I believe she will bring even more strength to my squad. I am looking forward to working with her alongside the team to push on in the second half of the season.”