Dunia Susi

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Dunia Susi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Enfield, London, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender /
Midfielder /
Forward
Club information
Current team
Notts County Ladies
Number 2
Youth career
Enfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Arsenal Ladies
2005–2006 Fulham
2006–2010 Chelsea Ladies
2008 Richmond Kickers Destiny
2011 Birmingham City Ladies 14 (2)
2012–2013 Chelsea Ladies 25 (4)
2014– Notts County Ladies
National team
2009– England 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:19, 30 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:19, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Dunia Susi (born 10 August 1987) is an English international footballer. She plays for FA WSL club Notts County and has also represented Great Britain at the World University Games.[1]

Club career[edit]

Susi started her footballing career at Enfield Ladies before moving to Arsenal Ladies[2] and later played for Fulham Ladies before joining Chelsea Ladies in the 2006 close season.[3]

She spent the 2008 United States season with Richmond Kickers Destiny, along with Chelsea colleagues Kylie Davies, Emma Delves and Jess O'Dwyer.[4]

In December 2010, Susi was revealed to have signed for Birmingham City's FA WSL squad.[5] She returned to Chelsea after one season away in February 2012.[6] In January 2014 Susi joined Notts County.[7]

International career[edit]

England[edit]

Susi played for England at Under-19[8] and Under-23 level.[9] Her debut for the England senior side came in July 2009 when she came on as a substitute for Corinne Yorston in the 2–0 defeat at home to Iceland.[10] Susi's versatility has seen her selected as a right-back for England.[11]

Great Britain Olympic[edit]

In June 2012 Susi was as one of four reserves to the 18–player Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics.[12] She was called into the squad as a replacement when Ifeoma Dieke suffered ruptured knee ligaments during Team GB's 3–0 win over Cameroon in the second group match of the games.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Susi started her footballing career captaining her schools boys' team. She then moved on to play for Enfield Ladies U-12s and U-14s scoring 96 goals in one season. She joined Arsenal Ladies centre of excellence and moved her way up to the reserve and first-team. Susi made her debut for Arsenal at only 17, coming of the bench against Everton Ladies. In 2005, Susi moved to Fulham for one season in order to gain further first team experience. After scoring 15 goals in only 19 appearances, she moved to Chelsea Ladies. Susi attended the University of Westminster,[4] as a business economics student.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brits Fail To Break China". Fair Game. 9 August 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "London Hold Out Against Arsenal Academy". Fair Game. 30 September 2004. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Chelsea aiming higher". Women's Football News Archive. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Chelsea Ladies Join Kickers Destiny". USL Soccer. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Exciting Blues news!". She Kicks. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "STRENGTH IN UNITT-Y". Birmingham City FC. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Three more join Notts County". She Kicks. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Busy schedule coming up for England Under 19s and Under 17s". Give Me Football. 31 March 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "England U23 squad for La Manga". Fair Game. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  10. ^ "England women 0–2 Iceland women". BBC Sport. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "A striking victory". The FA.com. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Team GB women's squad for London 2012 announced". BBC Sport. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Dunia in for Dieke". She Kicks. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.