Rebecca Bisland

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Rebecca Bisland
Personal information
Full name Rebecca Bisland
Date of birth (1982-06-20) 20 June 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Epsom, Surrey, England
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing position Midfielder /
Forward
Club information
Current team
Celtic Ladies
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Wimbledon
Tranmere Rovers
Manchester City
Fulham
Charlton Athletic
2005–2007 Kilmarnock Ladies
2007– Celtic Ladies
National team
2007 Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 25 March 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:00, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Rebecca "Becky" Bisland (née Stokes; born 20 June 1982), youngest of triplet sisters, is a Republic of Ireland international footballer. She has previously played in the Scottish Women's Premier League for Celtic.

Club career[edit]

Bisland began her career at Wimbledon before moving on to Tranmere Rovers.[1] In October 2002, Bisland scored for Northern Division club Manchester City against Doncaster Belles in the second round of the FA Women's Premier League Cup.[2]

After spells with leading London clubs Fulham and Charlton Athletic, Bisland moved to Scotland in summer 2005 and began playing for Kilmarnock Ladies, where she played in their winning Scottish Women's Premier League Cup side.[3] When Celtic FC formed a women's section in 2007, Bisland joined the new club and was named captain in the first season.[4] She narrowly missed out on lifting silverware in her debut campaign, as Celtic lost in extra–time to Hibernian in the final of the Scottish Women's Cup.[5]

In May 2010 Bisland set up Joanne Love's opening goal as Celtic defeated Spartans 4–1 to win the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup.[6]

After the birth of her daughter in 2011 Bisland moved to Queen's Park F.C. helping them to promotion in 2013.[7]

International career[edit]

Although born in England, Bisland was called up by Ireland in May 2006 for a World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Richmond Park.[8] Manager Noel King noted Bisland's pace and "good eye for goal."[8]

Bisland won a cap by replacing Stef Curtis for the last half hour of a 2–1 friendly defeat to Wales in April 2007.

Personal life[edit]

Bisland attended Liverpool John Moores University and moved to Scotland in 2005 to work as an active schools co-ordinator. She later became a disability sport regional manager.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Becky Bisland". Celtic Football Club. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  2. ^ Tony Leighton (2002-10-27). "Fulham blow away Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile: Becky Stokes". Killiefc.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  4. ^ Booth, Samantha (20 February 2008). "Girls Will Be Bhoys At Celtic Ladies FC". Daily Record. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hibs' extra time joy". Women's Soccer Scene. 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Celtic claim first trophy". She Kicks. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  7. ^ "Ladies Team Season 2013-2014". Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Speed merchant Becky Stokes is added to Ireland’s World Cup squad". FAI.com. 2006-05-05. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  9. ^ "Becky Stokes Director". Fun Skills Academy. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 

External links[edit]

Rebecca BislandFIFA competition record