She spoke to FIFPRO about Croatian football – which has a women’s amateur league - and the recent FIFPRO Raising our Game report that suggests growth in the women’s game requires innovation and intervention to establish the basis for a successful and sustainable industry.
What was it like leaving amateur football to pursue a professional career?
I signed my first professional contract for Unia Raciborz in Poland, but the biggest difference I felt was when I went to FC Rosengård in Sweden. Upon arriving, the club presented me with their ideas, vision, goals and ambitions. In that moment I knew that I had come to a serious club and organisation with a plan. In amateur football I had yet to experience an organised club with a business plan. The feeling that I was a part of something important was very gratifying.