Colombian footballer Ana Guzman has signed with Bayern Munich. The German team has secured the services of the 18-year-old Colombian defender, following in the footsteps of Linda Caicedo, who, at the same age, signed with Real Madrid a few months ago.
Guzmán has signed a contract with the Bavarian team until 2027. In the women’s Bundesliga, she will reunite with fellow Colombian Catalina Perez, who joined Werder Bremen a few weeks ago. The German team has already officially announced the signing on their social media channels.
“I am committed to the youth of the country.”
There were rumors that “La Mona,” as she is known in the football world, would stay in Colombia until the end of the year to participate in the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Nacional, her previous club. However, an agreement was not reached, and today her move to Europe has been made public.
“Every child has the right to dream without limitations, as I once did. And today, the dreams I had of playing professional football abroad and living in Germany are coming true,” Guzmán wrote on her social media.
The announcement by the Colombian footballer didn’t stop there. She took advantage of the moment of happiness and gratitude to those who have helped her fulfill her dream to announce the creation of a foundation to support underprivileged youth with English education to enhance their employability.
“On this beautiful day, I take the opportunity to commit to all the youth in my country who live in low-income areas to create opportunities that will change their lives. Therefore, I am announcing the launch of my foundation, ‘Mona Guzman Foundation,’ where we will support these young people with English language education so that they can learn this important language perfectly and, with it, increase their job opportunities in the future,” the footballer wrote in a beautiful gesture that has been applauded by her Instagram followers.
The Rise of Women’s Football in Colombia
This is a great year for women’s football in Colombia. Following the outstanding performance of the U-17 national team at the World Cup in India, where the Colombian girls finished as runners-up, losing the final by just one goal (1-0) to Spain, the success of the women’s team was confirmed at the Women’s World Cup held in August in Australia and New Zealand.
In that global tournament, which was also won by Spain, the Colombian women reached the quarter-finals. Ana Maria Guzman had a prominent role in the U-20 Women’s World Cup, which also took place in 2022, in Costa Rica.