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West Ham captain announces second pregnancy

Dagny Brynjarsdottir, the captain of West Ham, has revealed that she is anticipating the arrival of her second child.

The 31-year-old, hailing from Iceland, became a part of the Hammers in January 2021. She had previously given birth to her son Brynjar in June 2018 while she was actively playing for Portland Thorns in the United States.

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Brynjarsdottir told West Ham TV: “From growing up supporting West Ham to becoming the club captain and then bringing my son, Brynjar, into the West Ham family, I’m delighted to announce that there will be a new addition to the West Ham family next year.

“I think it’s amazing how much the club supports me with my son. Not every club would let their kid come to the training ground and on to the pitch. I’m very grateful that he gets to have all of these experiences with me and, because of that, he is a big West Ham fan today and will be the rest of his life.

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“When Brynjar comes to the training ground it just feels like extended family. Everyone is so nice and calm and it’s just one big family – and I’m excited to be adding to that family.”

Having made 65 appearances and netted 17 goals for the Hammers, Brynjarsdottir has contributed significantly to the team’s performance. The Hammers secured an eighth-place finish in the Women’s Super League in the previous season.

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However, it’s been confirmed that she will not be participating in the upcoming season. The club has also conveyed their congratulations, stating, “Everyone at West Ham United would like to congratulate Dagny and her partner Omar on their fantastic news.”

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