Katie Anderton

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Katie Anderton
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-09-16) 16 September 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Preston, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers Ladies
Youth career
Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Tranmere Rovers Ladies
2003–2010 Blackburn Rovers Ladies
2007 FC Indiana (loan)
2011 Doncaster Rovers Belles 0 (0)
2011– Blackburn Rovers Ladies
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Katie Anderton (born 16 September 1983)[1] is an English football striker. Born in Preston, she spent several years with Blackburn Rovers Ladies before joining FA WSL club Doncaster Rovers Belles. After failing to make an appearance for Doncaster, Anderton returned to Blackburn in October 2011. She has represented England at junior level.

Club career[edit]

Anderton began her career with Preston North End Girls,[2] later joining Tranmere Rovers Ladies.[3] She joined Blackburn Rovers Ladies in 2003[1] and has been one of their most prolific goalscorers in the club's history. She captained the side during the 2003–04 season, when Rovers won promotion to the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division for the first time.[4] In 2006 Rovers were promoted to the National Premier League.

In February 2007, Anderton signed a three-month deal to play for American side FC Indiana from May that year, returning to the UK in time for the start of the 2007–08 season.[5]

Anderton reportedly signed for FA WSL club Doncaster Rovers Belles on 1 June 2010.[6] However, she continued to play for Blackburn and when The Belles announced their final squad in February 2011 Anderton was not present.[7] Anderton eventually departed Rovers as a club legend and record goalscorer during the winter break of the 2010–11 campaign.[8]

International career[edit]

Anderton has represented England at Under-16 level,[5] scoring for England against Scotland in 1999 in what was reported as the first ever female game to be played at Wembley.[2] However, she suffered from homesickness and decided to quit international football aged 18 years.[9] She was named in England coach Hope Powell's 30-player squad ahead of the 2007 World Cup,[10] but was one of the players to miss the cut when the final squad was announced.[11] In January 2008 Anderton cited personal reasons for her late withdrawal from the England squad's annual training trip to La Manga.[12]

Anderton has also represented Great Britain at the World University Games,[13] playing in the 2009 tournament in Belgrade.

Personal life[edit]

Anderton attended Corpus Christie High School[14] before studying Leisure and Recreation on a scholarship at Preston College.[3] She later attended the University of Bolton.[13]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League WFA Cup Premier League Cup County Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers Ladies[1] 2006-07 22 18 4 6 2 4 3 8 0 0 31 36
2007-08 22 22 3 5 2 2 3 4 0 0 30 33
2008-09 20 12 3 1 2 5 4 5 0 0 29 23
2009-10 16 11 3 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 25 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Katie Anderton". Blackburn Rovers F.C. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Katie's Wembley dream". The Bolton News. 9 July 1999. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Hitting the big time". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 8 February 2001. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Blackburn Rovers Promoted To Premier League". Fair Game. 19 April 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Anderton set for Indiana summer". Fair Game. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Belles sign Anderton". Doncaster Rovers Belles. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Interview: John Buckley / Manager / Doncaster Rovers Belles". She Kicks. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Colin Shorrock (16 February 2011). "Katie Anderton: 'Rovers legend'". She Kicks. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Tony Leighton (26 February 2007). "Blackburn's Anderton sets her sights on China via Indiana". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Ladies duo eager for England chance". Blackburn Rovers FC. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  11. ^ Tony Leighton (20 August 2007). "World Cup causes fixtures havoc". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  12. ^ Tony Leighton (21 January 2008). "Angus to beef up England attack". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Great Britain women’s football squad announced for World University Games". British Universities & Colleges Sport. 18 June 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  14. ^ "England call up schoolgirl Katie". The Bolton News. 26 March 1999. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 

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