1. FC Union Berlin have announced another new addition for their women’s team for next season with midfielder Anna Weiß joining from FC Carl Zeiss Jena.
For Weiß, the move to Union spells the end of a long time spent in Jena. The 24-year-old had joined the youth team of FF USV Jena in 2014, moving up to the first team a year later at the age of 16. There, she established herself as a mainstay at the club, which eventually merged with FC Carl Zeiss Jena in 2020, for whom she played from then on.
In all, Weiß played 131 games for Jena, 53 of which were in the Bundesliga, making her the most experienced top-flight player in the Union squad. Her value for FC Carl Zeiss Jena was also reflected in her appearances; Weiß is the only player in the entire squad to have played the full 25 games in the current second division season. She scored two goals and provided five assists.
"Football is my greatest passion,” said Weiß, looking forward to starting a new chapter in Köpenick. “Even after the first talks with the people in charge at Union, I was immediately convinced by the idea and could identify with it. After many wonderful years in Jena, I now want to experience something new and become part of a success story at 1. FC Union Berlin. I hope that I can help the team with my experience, and that we will achieve our goals together."
"Anna is another building block in our squad planning for next season,” said Jennifer Zietz, director of women’s and girl’s football at 1. FC Union Berlin. “She will further stabilise us, by bringing her experience both on and off the pitch.”