Carly Telford

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Carly Telford
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Personal information
Full name Carly Mitchell Telford[1]
Date of birth (1987-07-07) 7 July 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Jesmond,[2] England
Height 5 ft 7.75 in (1.72 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Notts County
Youth career
Newcastle United Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Sunderland Women
2007–2010 Leeds Carnegie
2010–2012 Chelsea Ladies
2012–2013 Perth Glory
2013 Chelsea Ladies
2014– Notts County
National team
2007– England 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2012

Carly Mitchell Telford (born 7 July 1987) is an English international football goalkeeper from County Durham. She currently plays for Notts County Ladies of the FA WSL.

Club career[edit]

Telford joined Leeds in 2007 from relegated home town club Sunderland.[3] In May of that year she had turned out for Charlton Athletic in a tournament in Spain,[4] but Charlton disbanded their women's team shortly afterwards. At Leeds Telford was named player of the match in the 2008 FA Women's Cup final, after an impressive performance in Leeds' 4–1 defeat to Arsenal.[5]

In summer 2010 Telford was called into the England squad as an unattached player,[6] having left Leeds Carnegie.

In October 2012 it was announced that Telford would join Australian club Perth Glory for the 2012–13 winter season.[7]

Telford left Chelsea after three years in December 2013, signing for Notts County ahead of the 2014 FA WSL season. There she was reunited with her former Leeds coach Rick Passmoor and she would have the opportunity to train with goalkeeper coach Kevin Pilkington.[8]

International career[edit]

She debuted for the senior national team in March 2007 against Scotland, having previously played at Under-17, 19, 21 and 23 levels.[9][10] She was called into the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup squad as back-up to Rachel Brown and Siobhan Chamberlain.[3]

In May 2009, Telford was one of the first 17 female players to be given central contracts by The Football Association.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Telford attended Tanfield School,[10] then Gateshead College on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme.[12] In August 2010 her boyfriend was Matt Barron.[13]


  1. ^ a b "List of players, England" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Behind the scenes". 4 October 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "England pair so sad for Steph". Give Me Football. 10 September 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "F.C. Barcelona 4–3 Charlton Athletic". Sitges Femeni Cup. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "United shot down by lethal Gunners burst". The Yorkshire Post. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Yankey hoping to complate century". She Kicks. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Perth Glory W League Squad announced for 2012". 4 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Notts County Net Carly Telford". She Kicks (magazine). 23 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Busy schedule coming up for England Under 19s and Under 17s". Give Me Football. 31 March 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Past Players (TUV)". Durham County Schools' FA. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "England Women awarded contracts". BBC Sport. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "FA selects TASS athletes". Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
  13. ^ Nick Purewal (10 August 2010). "Thunder fight to keep star man Matt Barron". The Journal. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 

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