The club is devastated to announce that former player Katharina Lindner (Kat), sadly passed away yesterday.
Kat, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever players to play in the Scottish Women’s game, joined Glasgow City in 2005 and was instrumental in the club’s amazing run of success. The wide forward started 173 times for Glasgow City, scoring 128 goals and is the club’s fourth highest goal scorer of all time.
A former German youth international, Kat played for FFC Frankfurt in her native Germany winning the German League and Cup double, before moving to the USA on a Soccer Scholarship to Hartford in Connecticut. Whilst in the States, Kat was an NSCAA 1st team All-American, ranking her as the best player in her position and one of the best 11 players in the highest division of College women’s soccer throughout the whole of the USA.
On joining City, Kat helped the club win five Premier League titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups and was part of the treble winning team in 2009. She retired at the end of 2011 after successfully helping Glasgow City become the first Scottish women’s team to reach the knock out stages of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, with City making it all the way to the last 16 for the first time.
Not just was Kat an incredible athlete, she was also a highly respected Academic. Kat obtained her PhD at Glasgow University and spent the latter and longest part of her career as a lecturer at the University of Stirling specialising in gender, sport and queer theory within the Media, Communications and Culture department.
Kat is also the partner of club co-founder Laura Montgomery. The couple have been together for 16 years and our heartfelt condolences go out to Laura and Kat’s family at this tragic time.