Hearts make history with first ever full-time signing as Rangers ace joins

Hearts Women have made history as Emma Brownlie becomes the club’s first ever full-time signing.

By Craig Fowler
Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 3:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 3:32 pm

The Rangers defender, who can operate at both full-back and centre-back, will move along the M8 to join Eva Olid’s side after her contract expires on July 1.

By signing the one-year deal, with the option of an additional year, Brownlie becomes the club’s first ever new recruit to put pen to paper on a full-time contract.

Hearts announced their status as a semi-professional side in March and will go forward with a hybrid of full-time and part-time players.

Emma Brownlie moves to Hearts after three years with Rangers. Picture: SNS

Brownlie, who formerly played for Hibs, Celtic and Everton, has impressed across the last three seasons for Rangers, who won the SWPL 1 title this past campaign, ending Glasgow City’s 14-year dominance of the top division.

Hearts boss Olid is looking to add experience to the club over the summer after going with a squad mostly made up of teenagers last term. Brownlie, at 28, fits the bill.

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