Siobhan Chamberlain

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Siobhan Chamberlain
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Personal information
Full name Siobhan Rebecca Chamberlain[1]
Date of birth (1983-08-15) 15 August 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Arsenal Ladies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Chelsea Ladies
2003–2004 Fulham Ladies
2004–2005 Birmingham City Ladies
2005–2007 Bristol Academy
2007–2010 Chelsea Ladies
2010 Vancouver Whitecaps
2010–2013 Bristol Academy 42 (0)
2014– Arsenal Ladies
National team
2004– England 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:40, 19 December 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:40, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Siobhan Rebecca Chamberlain (born 15 August 1983) is an English football goalkeeper who plays her club football for FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. She has represented the England women's national football team on more than 25 occasions since her debut in 2004.

Club career[edit]

Chamberlain played for Bristol Academy,[3] leaving to rejoin Chelsea Ladies in the 2007 close season.[4] On 26 May 2010, she left Chelsea Ladies and signed for Vancouver Whitecaps.[5]

In October 2010, Chamberlain returned to Bristol Academy ahead of their inaugural FA Women's Super League campaign.[6] She helped Bristol reach the FA Women's Cup final, played in the UEFA Women's Champions League and was named in the WSL team of the season.[7] In April 2012 she was appointed as one of eight digital media ambassadors, one from each team, who wear their Twitter account name on their shirt sleeves to raise the profile of the WSL.[8]

In December 2013 Chamberlain quit Bristol Academy to sign a two-year contract with Arsenal, where she would rival the incumbent goalkeeper Emma Byrne for a starting position. Chamberlain had played every minute of every game in her three seasons back at Bristol, but craved a new challenge: "My ambition is to be England's number one so the added competition at Arsenal is what I need at this point in my career."[9]

International career[edit]

Chamberlain progressed through the youth ranks with England before making her senior debut against the Netherlands in September 2004.[10] She won her second cap in a record 13–0 win against Hungary and her third against Sweden in Cyprus.[10]

Chamberlain was named in England's squad for the 2007 World Cup.[11]

In May 2009, Chamberlain was one of the first 17 female players to be given central contracts by The Football Association.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Chamberlain joined the National Player Development Centre at Loughborough University when she was 18, training every day while earning a degree in sports science and a masters degree in sports nutrition. She was later employed as a lecturer / coach by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in Bristol.[10]

External links[edit]

Siobhan ChamberlainFIFA competition record


  1. ^ "Player Statistics". FIFA. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "#13 Siobhan Chamberlain". The Sports Network. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "SIOBHAN CHAMBERLAIN | Ladies Profiles". Chelsea F.C. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Premier League movements". Fair Game. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  6. ^ Academy continue to build squad ahead of new league Bristol Evening Post
  7. ^ "Heading into the FAWSL Season with Siobhan Chamberlain". 8 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Women's Super League launches Twitter kit initiative to raise profile". BBC Sport. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Siobhan Chamberlain: Arsenal sign Bristol Academy keeper". BBC Sport. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Champion Profile – Siobhan Chamberlain". Sporting Champions. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Powell reveals women's Cup squad". BBC Online. 9 August 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2007. 
  12. ^ "England Women awarded contracts". BBC Sport. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.