Bérangère Sapowicz has said her career is over; she made her decision after the match in the Coupe de France. The goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain has never really managed to recover from multiple football injuries. According to the site planetepsg.fr she has failed to regain fitness after her ankle injury incurred during the FIFA World, she has had 3 knee operations because of pain in her knees. Bérangère Sapowicz wore the blue jersey on 23 occasions. In 2010 she lifted the French Challenge trophy. She will retain her role as communications officer in the Parisian club.
In 2002, she joined Paris Saint-Germain and after a year in the youth system joined the club’s senior team. In her first season with the club (2003–04), she made 17 appearances. The following season, her playing time decreased making only ten appearances in the league, which included scoring a goal. In the next two seasons, she appeared in 27 matches. Her 2007–08 season was uneventful as she missed the entire year due to tearing her ACL in one of her knees. She returned to form for the 2008–09 season appearing in 20 matches as Les Parisiens finished the season mid-table.
The 2009/10 season she failed to concede a goal until the 10th league match of the season. Sapowicz finished the season appearing in a total of 25 matches. She was the starting goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain in its 5–0 win over Montpellier in the 2010 Challenge de France Final. She remained the first-choice goalkeeper for the 2010–11 seasons. She appeared in 20 league matches as Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the 2011–12 edition of the UEFA Women’s Champions League after finishing runner-up to champions Lyon.
Bérangère Sapowicz had previously starred with the women’s under-17, under-19, under-20, and under-21 teams. In 2002, she was the starting goalkeeper for the under-19 team at the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship, which was held in Canada. She appeared in all three group stage matches as France suffered group stage elimination. In 2003 she made her first senior international debut in a friendly match against Japan. Due to an injury to French number one goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi, national team coach Bruno Bini gave her the starting goalkeeper position for France’s qualifying campaign for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the competition itself.
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