Abbi Grant

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Abbi Grant
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Glasgow City
(on loan from Leicester City)
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–2011 Rangers 1 (0)
2012–2013 Forfar Farmington 34 (11)
2014–2015 Glasgow City
2016 Hibernian
2016 Celtic
2017–2019 Glasgow City (15)
2019 Anderlecht 12 (8)
2019–2021 Birmingham City 15 (2)
2021– Leicester City 1 (0)
2022–Glasgow City (loan)
National team
2009 Scotland U15 1 (1)
2010–2012 Scotland U17 14 (5)
2012–2014 Scotland U19 22 (2)
2018– Scotland 7 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:46, 4 June 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17:46, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

Abbi Grant (born 11 December 1995) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for Glasgow City, on loan from Leicester City of the FA WSL, and for the Scotland national team.

Club career[edit]

On 13 March 2012, Grant left Rangers to join Forfar Farmington.[1] On 13 February 2014, after two years with Forfar, Grant signed with Glasgow City.[2] She moved to Hibernian in 2015. She also played for Celtic before being re-signed by Glasgow City in 2016.[3]

Grant signed for Belgian club Anderlecht in January 2019 and went on to win the Belgian Super League. [4]

Grant then signed for Birmingham City in the FA Women's Super League on a two year deal in July 2019.[5] Birmingham City head coach Marta Tejedor welcomed Grant as a "valuable acquisition". Tejedor added: "Abbi is a young and talented player who will give speed and versatility to our attack in different positions of the field."[6]

On 21st July 2021, Grant signed for Leicester City ahead of their first WSL season.[7] She returned to Glasgow City for a third time in January 2022, on loan until the end of the season.[8]

International career[edit]

In February 2018, Grant received her first senior call-up by the Scotland national team.[9] On 6 March 2018, she made her senior debut in a 2–0 victory over New Zealand.[10] Grant made her first senior level competitive appearance during Euro 2021 qualifying, in an 8–0 victory over Cyprus at Easter Road on 30 September 2019. She scored her first international goal during the 2020 Pinatar Cup, in a 1–0 victory against Iceland.[11]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 March 2020 Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain  Iceland 1–0 1–0 2020 Pinatar Cup
2. 10 March 2020  Northern Ireland 2–1 2–1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Glasgow City
RSC Anderlecht
  • Belgian Super League: 2018/19

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Double Grants for Forfar Farmington". Scotzine. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Scotland Under 19 international Abbi Grant signs for Glasgow City". Glasgow City F.C. 13 February 2014. Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Glasgow City resign Abbi Grant". Glasgow City Football Club. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Abbi Grant hopes Anderlecht move can boost Scotland chances". BBC Sport. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Abbi Grant signs for Blues Women". Birmingham City Football Club. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Abbi Grant: Birmingham City Women sign Scotland forward from Anderlecht". BBC News. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Leicester City confirm Grant signing". Leicester City. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Abbi Grant: Scotland striker returns to Glasgow City for third time". BBC Sport. 26 January 2022. Retrieved 4 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Glasgow City striker Abbi Grant handed senior call-up as skipper Rachel Corsie returns". Sky Sports. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Scotland Women 2-0 New Zealand: Repeat win breeds confidence - Shelley Kerr". BBC Sport. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Scotland 1–0 Iceland". BBC Sport. 7 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Abbi Grant #SBSSWPL Player of the Month". She Kicks. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Abbi Grant becomes first player to win #SBSSWPL POTM award for second time". She Kicks. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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