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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 is 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.

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.

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  • CHAMPAGNE CHAMPIONS: Fizz in full flow!!
  • CUP WINNERS! Celebrations on the pitch as City Women win the #ContiCup !!
  • FROM THE PRESS BOX: In position as the team walk out... Full twitter commentary to follow!
  • CUP COUNTDOWN: We're counting down to kick off as warm ups come to an end... #mcwfc
  • AYE AYE CAPTAIN: Steph Houghton returns for tonight's game and warms up with Jill Scott
  • HIGH SPIRITS: The team are in a confident mood as they take a walk around Adams Park
  • WE HAVE ARRIVED: Welcome to Wycombe! The flags are out for our #ContiCup final... Come on City!
  • WE'RE COMING FOR YOU: Team talk on the pitch as we look ahead to the #ContiCup final!
  • BACK OUT: The players walk out for the 2nd half! #MCWFC
  • IN FINE FORM: Warm ups continue in the Manchester sunshine #MCWFC
  • FINAL COUNTDOWN: The players warm up ahead of Chelsea... Come on City!
  • THE GLOVES ARE OFF! The team prepare for Sunday with a boxing session - see it tonight on #CityTV
  • The team emerge from the tunnel... Just moments away from kick off #mcwfc
  • 10 minutes til kick off - still time to get to Hyde and support the team! #mcwfc
  • Beautiful sunshine here in Hyde and time for the players to warm up! #mcwfc
  • With 20 minutes to go, its time for Bardsley and Brooks to warm up in goal #mcwfc
  • The team are out warming up ahead of tonights game against Notts County Ladies ! #mcwfc
  • CONTINENTAL CUP: Tag your messages of support with #goodluckMCWFC and your photo could feature in the next programme!
  • CONTINENTAL CUP: Tag your messages of support for the upcoming semi-final with #goodluckMCWFC and your photo could be shown in the programme!
  • NO HOLDS BARRED: Chelsea Nightingale teaches the players how to throw and land. #mcwfc
  • ON THE MATS: Paula Radtke and Betsy Hassett go head-to-head. #mcwfc
  • JUDO: The players watch on as Chelsea Nightingale and sister Kay demonstrate. #mcwfc
  • WARM-UP: Nick Cushing watches on as the MCWFC players take part in a pre-match pass-and-move exercise.
  • Counting down to kick off - and the first time we'll see new recruit Kathleen Radtke. Here she is warming up #mcwfc
  • Karen Bardsley takes the hits as #MCWFC warm up for today's game
  • The team are out warming up ahead of tonight's game against Liverpool! #MCWFC
  • COUNTDOWN: Today's the day! Be part of #MCWFC's historic first home game in the @fawsl!
  • COUNTDOWN: Tomorrow is our first home game of the @FAWSL season! #mcwfc
  • COUNTDOWN: Three days to go until our first home game of the @FAWSL season! #mcwfc
  • COUNTDOWN: Four days to go until our first home game of the @FAWSL season! #mcwfc
  • BEGINNING #TOGETHER
  • COUNTDOWN: Five days to go until our first home game of the @FAWSL season! #mcwfc
  • COUNTDOWN: Six days to go until our first home game of the @FAWSL season! #mcwfc

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