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#LGBTInnovators - Footballer and LEAP Board Member Kat Lindner

8th February 2016

#LGBTInnovators - Footballer and LEAP Board Member Kat Lindner

Katharina “Kat” Lindner is a German former female footballer who most recently played her club football for Glasgow City in Scotland. A former German international at youth level, Lindner gave up the opportunity to represent her country at senior level by moving to the USA on a college scholarship.

Lindner joined Glasgow City in 2005 after moving to Scotland to complete a PhD in film studies. She quickly established herself as a pivotal member of Glasgow City’s strike force and was voted the club’s player of the year on two occasions.

When Lindner announced plans to retire from football ahead of the 2011 Scottish Women’s Cup final, Glasgow City manager Eddie Wolecki-Black paid tribute to her contribution: “Kat, few would argue, is without doubt one of the finest players ever to play in Scotland and it has been a pleasure working with such a committed and talented athlete. She will be a big loss to our attacking options.”

She represented Glasgow City in European competition more often than any other player and held the record for the most European appearances for a Scottish club.

Kat is now a Lecturer in Film and Media at Stirling University and a member of the Centre for Gender & Feminist Studies. Kat is a Board Member of LEAP Sports – we are delighted to spotlight one of our talented and dedicated volunteers as part of LGBT History Month!

Leap Sports is spotlighting #LGBTInnovators in sport throughout LGBT History Month this February. We will celebrate a different LGBTI innovator in sport each day. LGBTI sports innovators include athletes, competitors, coaches, managers, community members, founders or co-ordinators of sports groups, someone passionate about their sport.

Got an LGBTI innovator in sport that you would like to shine a light on?

Use your imagination and join the conversation using the hashtag #LGBTInnovators on Twitter @Leapsports and Facebook facebook.com/leapsports

Find out more about LGBT History Month at www.lgbthistory.org.uk

Written on 8th February 2016.