Jennifer Beattie

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Jennifer Beattie
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Beattie (right) playing for Scotland in May 2009
Personal information
Full name Jennifer Patricia Beattie[1]
Date of birth (1991-05-13) 13 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Youth career
Hamilton Academical
Queen's Park
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Queen's Park
2008–2009 Celtic Ladies
2009–2013 Arsenal Ladies[2] 24 (7)
2013–2014 Montpellier HSC 29 (5)
2015– Manchester City Women 0 (0)
National team
2008– Scotland 89 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 December 2014

Jennifer Patricia Beattie (born 13 May 1991) is a Scottish female international footballer. She currently plays her club football for Manchester City W.F.C. in the FA WSL and has represented Scotland at senior level. Beattie is a tall, strong, right-footed player.[3] Although typically a defender or midfielder,[4] she is also an accomplished goalscorer.[5] She is the daughter of former Scotland and British Lions rugby union player, John Beattie.

Club career[edit]

Beattie began playing football with her brother Johnnie and his friends, while at primary school. She was eventually selected to the Glasgow Primary School select team, as the only girl, and was named captain.[6] Beattie then played with Hamilton Academical's boys' teams, but began her senior career with Queen's Park Ladies.[7] She played in the Scottish Women's Premier League as a 15-year-old[7] and reached the final of the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup in November 2007. Queen's Park lost 4–0 to a Hibernian Ladies team containing Beattie's future Arsenal team-mate Kim Little.[8]

In January 2008 Beattie moved to Celtic Ladies,[9] but left to join Arsenal Ladies in July 2009.[5] Her first goals for Arsenal came on 8 November 2009 where she scored a stunning treble to seal a comeback against Chelsea after being 2–0 down at half-time. [10]

In March 2010 Beattie played in attack during Arsenal's 2–0 defeat by FCR 2001 Duisburg in the quarter-final of the UEFA Women's Champions League.[11]

After leaving Arsenal in July 2013, Beattie joined French side Montpellier HSC later the same month on a two year contract.[12][13] Beattie returned to England with Manchester City W.F.C. for the 2015 season.[14]

International career[edit]

Beattie represented Scotland at U17 level,[15] and made her debut for the U19s at the age of 14.

Beattie made her debut for the senior Scotland side in March 2008, against the United States in Cyprus, as second-half substitute for Leanne Ross.[16] She went on to establish herself in the national side during the 2009 European Championships qualifying campaign. She scored her first international goal as Scotland beat Portugal 4–1 in a European Championship qualifying game in May 2008.[17] Beattie played in both legs of the qualifying play-off defeat to Russia in October and November 2008.[4] After the first leg, Beattie and Kim Little were identified by football writer Graham Spiers as talented youngsters.[18]

In March 2011 Beattie played as a striker and scored in Scotland's 2–0 win over England, the first time Scotland had beaten England since 1977.[19]

International goals[edit]

Results list Scotland's goal tally first.[17]
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 3 May 2008 Municipal Stadium, Póvoa de Varzim  Portugal 4–1 2009 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
2 28 Sep 2008 McDiarmid Park, Perth  Slovakia 6–0 2009 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
3 30 Oct 2008 Spartak Stadium, Nalchik  Russia 2–1 2009 UEFA Women's Championship play-off 1
4 24 Oct 2009 Yiannis Pathiakakis Stadium, Ano Liossia  Greece 1–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
5 27 Mar 2010 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi  Georgia 3–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
6 19 Jun 2010 Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia  Bulgaria 5–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
7 21 Aug 2010 Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton  Greece 4–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
8 4 Mar 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  England 2–0 2011 Cyprus Cup 1
9 21 Aug 2011 Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk  Switzerland 5–0 Friendly 1
11 21 Sep 2011 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh  Finland 7–2 Friendly 2
12 12 Oct 2011 Ness Ziona Stadium, Ness Ziona  Israel 6–1 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
13 27 Oct 2011 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh  Wales 2–2 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
17 5 Feb 2012 Solitude, Belfast  Northern Ireland 5–1 Friendly 4
18 26 Sep 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell  Bosnia-Herzegovina 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
19 26 Oct 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell  Northern Ireland 2–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
20 7 Mar 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  Netherlands 4–3 2014 Cyprus Cup 1
21 13 Sep 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell  Faroe Islands 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1

Personal life[edit]

Beattie is the daughter of former Scotland and British Lions rugby union player, John Beattie and the sister of current Scottish rugby union international Johnnie Beattie.[3] She attended Jordanhill School in Glasgow[3] and on signing for Arsenal enrolled at Hertfordshire University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/10/2009 and 31/10/2009". The Football Association. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Statistics 2009–10". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Neil White (26 October 2008). "Jennifer Beattie ready to play Russian roulette". London: The Sunday Times. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Wayne Harrison & Martins Hartmanis (29 May 2010). "Beattie despondent but unbowed". UEFA. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "14. Jennifer Beattie". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Rob Robertson (30 October 2009). "Oval or round, Beatties are having a ball". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Gavin Madeley (17 March 2007). "An all-rounder Jenny joins the Beattie sporting dynasty... but for her it's the round not the oval ball". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Gavin Madeley (10 November 2007). "Match Report". The Pink. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "John's girl now a Celt . . . Jen up". Evening Times. 26 January 2008. 
  10. ^ "Chelsea Ladies 2 – Arsenal Ladies 3". BBC Sport. 8 November 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  11. ^ Paul Saffer (14 March 2010). "Duisburg end Arsenal challenge". UEFA. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "Arsenal Ladies duo to leave the club". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Beattie (Arsenal) à Montpellier" [Beattie (Arsenal) to Montpellier]. L'Équipe (in French). 19 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Man City Women sign Jennifer Beattie from Montpellier". BBC Sport. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Tony upbeat after Final defeat". Women's Soccer Scene. 17 April 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  16. ^ "Scotland v USA". The Scottish FA. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  17. ^ a b "Jennifer Beattie – Women's A Squad". The Scottish FA. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  18. ^ Graham Spiers (26 October 2008). "It is definitely a mistake to patronise the women’s game". The Times. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  19. ^ Leighton, Tony (4 March 2011). "England 0–2 Scotland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 

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