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Kathleen Radtke

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Centre-back Kathleen Radtke joined the club in July 2014 from FC Rosengård as Nick Cushing sought to bolster his squad, with the Blues having entered the second half of their debut season in the FA Women's Super League.

Also known as 'Paula', Radtke signed for City having helped her Swedish side to the Damallsvenskan title last year. Bringing with her a wealth of domestic experience, the 29-year-old was excited to be part of MCWFC's adventure in the top flight.

In Sweden, the defender was one of three Germans to win the league and asserted upon her arrival she wanted to be the first one to win a trophy with City - and she did.

Having joined Hallescher FC from CFC Germania Köthen, Radtke was named Sportswoman of the Year in 2001 and also secured a European Championship for her national side at under-17 level.

She then transferred to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam where she became a German champion and German Cup winner in 2004, before re-joining CFC Germania Köthen's youth academy. The defender then returned to professional football with FC Lok Leipzig, FF USV Jena and Swedish side FC Rosengård.

She made her MCWFC debut just days after her transfer, in a 2-0 win over Sunderland Ladies in the Continental Cup and went on to help her new club lift the Continental Cup trophy at Wycombe's Adams Park.

Latest tweets: @mcwfc

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  • #Repost @stephhoughton2
・What a feeling! Proud moment to be part of this squad for the World Cup! Exciting times, honoured to lead this group to Canada! #ANewPride #England @england
  • @toniduggan's first-half strike cancelled out Eniola Aluko's opener to earn #mcwfc a hard-fought draw against Chelsea Ladies in the @fawsl this evening. Read how it all unfolded on #mcfc.co.uk!
  • This afternoon, we faced Chelsea Ladies at Adams Park in our FA Women's Cup semi-final. The Londoners secured a 1-0 win to book their place in the final at Wembley. #mcwfc
  • The team have arrived at Adams Park and were greeted by a vocal #mcwfc following. #RoadToWembley
  • This evening, #mcwfc fell to a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool Ladies at the Select Security Stadium. Read how it all unfolded on #mcfc.co.uk.
  • #mcwfc manager Nick Cushing has urged his side to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Arsenal with a positive result at @fawsl champions Liverpool this Sunday. Full interview on #mcfc.co.uk!
  • Next up... It's Liverpool Ladies v #MCWFC in the @fawsl on Sunday 26 April.

It's a 6pm kick-off and it's live on BT Sport.
  • Today marked our first ever #FAWSL game at the Academy Stadium - but it wasn't the result we'd hoped for, as Arsenal Ladies secured a 1-0 win. #mcwfc
  • We will face Chelsea Ladies in the semi-finals of the FA Women's Cup on Sunday 3 May.  Kick-off time and venue to be confirmed. #mcwfc #RoadToWembley
  • We are through to the semi-finals of the FA Women's Cup after a 3-1 win over Birmingham City Ladies! #mcwfc #RoadToWembley
  • This afternoon, we host Birmingham City Ladies in the quarter-finals of the FA Women's Cup. It's a 1:30pm kick-off at the Academy Stadium. Who's coming along? #mcwfc #RoadToWembley
  • Last night, @jillscott12 and @toniduggan featured for @england Women as the Three Lionesses played their first game at the Academy Stadium. #mcwfc
  • Nikita Parris' 21st minute header earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Sunderland last night, securing our first win of the new FA WSL season! #mcwfc
  • Having made her #mcwfc debut on Sunday, new signing @tash20harding is raring to go ahead of tomorrow night's clash at Sunderland. Read more on mcfc.co.uk!
  • Go behind the scenes during our first @fawsl season in an exclusive documentary on CityTV airing tomorrow #mcfc.co.uk #mcwfc #wearecity
  • Secure your seat at England Women's friendly against China at the Academy Stadium on 9 April! £5 for adults and £2.50 for juniors. Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets
  • The adventure begins on Sunday. Have you bought your ticket yet? #mcwfc
  • NEW SIGNING: We are delighted to announce Natasha Harding has joined the club. Welcome, Natasha! #mcwfc
  • Happy International Women's Day to our female fans, staff and @mcwfc stars! #mcfc #IWD2015
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • #ALeagueOfOurOwn #mcwfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets.  Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets.  Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets.  Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets.  Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • History makers! #mcwfc

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