Jill Scott of England and Kosovare Asllani of Sweden England v Sweden Women's International Friendly football match, AESSEAL New York Stadium, Rotherham, UK - 11 Nov 2018 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

The first Galactica – A summary of former Manchester City striker’s first season in Madrid

Former Manchester City striker Kosovare Asllani became the very first Galactica in July when she signed for CD Tacon, a club who will transform into Real Madrid this summer.

The 30-year-old Swedish international joined the Spanish side after leaving latest club Linkopings by mutual consent following the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

Asllani is well-known by fans of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League with the forward having spent 18 months at Manchester City. During her time at The Academy Stadium, Asllani struggled for goals but she did win the 2016 FA Women’s Super League 1 title along with the FA Women’s Continental Tyres Cup with the club.

FA Women’s Super League Full-Time take a look at Asllani’s record this season with Spanish top flight side CD Tacon ahead of their high profile rebrand this summer.

Only four of Asllani’s teammates have more minutes under their belts this season. In 1,265 minutes of football in the Spanish Primera Division, the forward has made 15 starts and two substitute appearances. Asllani has contributed five goals, a tally which can only be bettered by fellow Swede Sofia Jakobsson. The forward’s goalscoring record this season is her second-best in the last five years.

In the Spanish Copa de la Reina, Asllani was absent from the squad as CD Tacon defeated Rayo Vallecano in the first round but she played 90 minutes as her side lost their second round match 2-1 at Athletic Club Bilbao.

Real Madrid hope to transform CD Tacon into one of Europe’s supreme forces, a club which will rival FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for the Spanish title year-on-year. Asllani will be hoping to better her personal record in-front of goal next season as Real Madrid look to stamp their first big statement of intent on the Primera Division.

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