On September 16, 2023, 14-year-old Ellie Junetoft, born in 2009 (!) First team debut for Hammarby away against Kalmar in the Damallsvenskan.
But now it is clear that the great talent Ellie Junetoft will leave Hammarby for Malmö FF, who in the 2024 season play in Elitettan.
"I felt that Malmö could give me the best conditions to be the best. I know that I can develop more in Malmö, she says to SVT Sport.
It is a Malmö that since the restart of the women's team in 2020 has wandered straight through the league system undefeated, from division 4 up to Elitettan. Something that Junetoft weighed in when she chose to change clubs.
"That's a very big part of why I'm going to Malmö. The club has a flow right now, it feels stable and safe to come to a club that you know is investing.
Malmö invests heavily
Assistant sporting director Maxim Khalil explains why they choose to bet on Ellie Junetoft.
"She is very mature for her age, and with the investment we are making with both the women's team and our entire girls' program, we have very high ambitions and Ellie with her mentality and her football practice fits in perfectly," he says to SVT Sport.
You're only 14 years old, now you're moving 60 km south, how will it feel?
"It's going to be exciting, I'm nervous but you have to try it to see if it works. My family is sad, but it's my choice and they support me in everything," Junetoft said.
"Best in the world"
And the 14-year-old from Tyresö has big dreams. In ten years, she'll be the best in the world – if she can dream herself.
"In ten years' time I'll be at one of the top clubs abroad and I'll have won the Ballon d'Or. I want to be the best in the world.