Nicoline Sorensen has agreed a one-year contract extension with Everton until the end of June 2024.
She follows on from Aurora Galli who committed her future to the Club last week, alongside the return of Emily Ramsey on a permanent deal to become Everton's second summer signing after striker Martina Piemonte.
Sorensen joined the Blues in July 2020 and enjoyed a strong debut campaign, featuring in all 22 Women’s Super League matches.
The forward sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in September 2021 and faced 14 months of gruelling rehabilitation to get fit again.
The 25-year-old Denmark international made her return in December 2022 and was quick to rediscover her form, registering three assists in her first five appearances.
She finished the campaign with two goals and four assists and featured in all but one of Everton’s 18 remaining matches across all competitions.
The forward’s fine form in the second half of the season was rewarded with a call-up to the Denmark national side for this summer’s World Cup.
Set to return to Everton after the tournament in Australia and New Zealand, Sorensen is excited to continue as a Blue.
“I’m so happy to continue my journey with this amazing club,” she told evertonfc.com.
“The past eight months have been fantastic, to be back on the pitch enjoying my football is an amazing feeling.
“Every member of staff at Everton had been so supportive during my injury rehab and I hope I can repay that support in the season ahead.
“My full focus for now is with Denmark and going as far as we can in the World Cup, but I can’t wait to pull on the Royal Blue jersey once again later this year.”
Manager Brian Sorensen added: “I am happy we can retain Nico’s services for another year.
“She is a humble character and a fantastic leader within our group.
“I was really impressed with the way she conducted herself last season. To begin the season on the sidelines and then perform to the level she has over the past eight months is testament to the player and person she is.
“We wish her and the Danish national team well during the World Cup, and I look forward to working with Nico once again when she’s back with us at Everton.”
Everton Football Club can confirm Nicoline Sørensen has informed the Club she intends to retire from professional football by the end of 2023.
The Denmark international, who joined the Blues from Brondby in July 2020, has decided to pursue other interests and will leave the Club next month.
Alan McTavish, CEO of Everton Women, said: “Nicoline has been a key part of our squad over the past three years and signed a new one-year deal in the summer.
“However, she recently informed us of her plans to retire from professional football and, after careful consideration, we have reluctantly taken the decision to release her from her contract.
“She will remain part of the Women's Senior Team squad until our game with Manchester City on 17 December.
“Whatever Nicoline’s next steps are, on behalf of everyone at Everton, I would like to wish her all the very best for the future.”
After joining Everton from Brondby, Sørensen made an immediate impact, featuring in all 22 of the Club's WSL matches in 2020/21.
She also played a pivotal role as the Blues reached the 2020 Women’s FA Cup final, with one of the four goals she scored during her debut season coming in the Toffees' semi-final victory over Birmingham City.
In September 2021 the 26-year-old Dane suffered a serious injury during a 3-1 win over Birmingham City and was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
However, after an extensive period of rehabilitation, Sørensen returned to competitive football against Arsenal in December 2022 and flourished during the second half of last season, contributing a number of important goals and assists as the Blues claimed a top six finish.
The Everton forward, who won two league championships in her homeland, also represented Denmark at the 2017 European Championship in Holland and the 2023 World Cup in Australia.