Candela Blanco and María Cortés, new signings to Femenino

Blanco in defence and Cortés in midfield will strengthen the defensive lines of Nati Gutiérrez’s team.


02/08/2020 12:48

Candela Blanco Gallego (27/95/1998. Constantina, Sevilla) and María Cortés Espinar (13/10/2001. Paradas, Sevilla) are the two latest signings to reinforce Málaga CF Femenino for the 2020/21 season. Coming from Real Betis Féminas, they arrive on the Costa del Sol to strengthen the team in defence and midfield.

Joining the team as a central defender, Candela has vast experience in the world of football, starting out at the age of 5 in training within women’s teams. For the bulk of her career she defended the Sevilla FC shield, from the age of 15 to 20. For the past two seasons she was part of the Real Betis Féminas reserve team, winning promotion to the Primera Nacional with the Green and Whites in the 2018/19 season.

For her part, María Cortés will bring her experience to the wide area of the pitch. A midfielder, she debuted in 18/19 under the orders of María Pry in the Real Betis first team, moving up the Betis youth ranks.

Statements by Candela Blanco

The new Blue and White central defender told MCFTV of her delight at joining Nati Gutiérrez’s squad. “It’s a great opportunity to continue to grow as a footballer. I hope to have opportunities and work hard in order to keep growing”.

Candela defined herself as “a player who performs well, good at heading the ball and strong on the exit”, and highlights the importance of youth within a team: “Younger players bring a great deal of strength, eagerness and enthusiasm, which is essential. The project is very exciting and we’re going to give our all”.

In terms of an objective, the defender is clear that First Division promotion is the challenge “on a personal and group level”.

Statements by María Cortés

Once she signed her new contract, María Cortés talked to Málaga CF’s official media, saying that when she received the call from the Club “I was thrilled as it’s an important step to keep growing. It’s a great Club with a great team”.

She describes herself as “a hard-working and consistent player. I can bring a lot of calm to the team with my characteristics. I play as a pivot and work well in aerial play”. She also highlighted her enthusiasm for joining “a young team that can give a lot, so we hope everything goes well”.

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10/09/2020 20:57 | Málaga CF Female

Back to training for Femenino

Nati Gutiérrez’s players returned to the pitch after a month, once the RFAF’s action protocol against COVID-19 was activated.