San Diego Wave FC announced today that the club has acquired defender Hanna Lundkvist from Atlético de Madrid of Liga F in exchange for an undisclosed fee. The Sweden international joins the Wave on a one-year contract with mutual option for the 2025 season. Lundkvist will join Wave FC pending receipt of her International Transfer Certificate and P1 visa.

“Hanna is an excellent fit and will be a great addition to our group. Her quality and international experience will all serve her well here in San Diego,” said San Diego Wave FC General Manager Molly Downtain. “We look forward to welcoming Hanna and integrating her with the team as we continue to strengthen the roster ahead of the 2024 season.” 

Lundkvist, 21, joined Atlético in December 2021 where she went on to make 23 appearances in her three seasons with the club. The Swedish international first began her professional career in 2018 with her hometown club Djurö-Vindö IF before moving on to join Hammarby in 2019 where she spent two seasons, scoring six goals in 66 appearances. 

On the international stage, Lundkvist made her Swedish national team debut with the U-23 side in September 2021. Just over a year later, the 21-year-old was called up to the Swedish senior national team for a friendly match against Australia, and later went on to make her first team debut in February 2023, playing 76 minutes for Sweden in a friendly match against China. 

In June 2023, Lundkvist was named to the 23-player squad for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, but was later removed from the roster due to injury. 

Transaction: San Diego Wave FC acquired defender Hanna Lundkvist in exchange for an undisclosed fee to Atlético de Madrid.

Position: Defender
Height: 5-7
Birthdate: July 17, 2002
Hometown: Djurö, Sweden
Nationality: Sweden
Last Club: Club Atlético de Madrid