Aimee Palmer

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Aimee Palmer
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Aimee Palmer on 11 May 2019
Personal information
Full name Aimee Rose Palmer[1]
Date of birth (2000-07-25) 25 July 2000 (age 21)
Place of birth Wymondham, England[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bristol City
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Bristol City 14 (0)
2018–2020 Manchester United 13 (1)
2019–2020Sheffield United (loan) 12 (5)
2020– Bristol City 31 (5)
National team
2017 England U17 7 (1)
2018– England U19 16 (7)
2019– England U21 5 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 9 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 8 March 2020

Aimee Rose Palmer (born 25 July 2000) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bristol City in the FA Women's Championship. She has previously played for Manchester United and Sheffield United in the Championship, and has represented England at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Bristol City[edit]

Palmer broke into the first-team making her senior debut in the WSL 1 on 22 April 2017, as a substitute for Jasmine Matthews in a 3–1 loss to Reading.[3] She went on to feature in three of Bristol's Spring Series games in 2017. This led to more first team opportunities in the 2017–18 season. On 12 October 2017, she made her season debut coming on as a 19th-minute substitute for Poppy Wilson in Bristol's 2–0 WSL Cup defeat by Tottenham.[4] On 28 October, she made her first league start of the campaign, in a 5–0 defeat by Reading.[5]

While training with Bristol City, Palmer studied for her A levels in psychology, biology and chemistry at SGS College and was named Student of the Year.[6][7]

Manchester United[edit]

2018–19 season[edit]

On 1 July 2018, Palmer joined the newly-formed Manchester United to compete in the FA Women's Championship, reuniting with manager Willie Kirk who had been appointed assistant manager at United.[8][9] She made her competitive debut for Manchester United, as a 61st minute substitute for Mollie Green, in a 2–0 League Cup defeat against Reading on 25 August.[10] On 9 September, Palmer made her Championship debut in a 12–0 win against Aston Villa, coming on as a substitute in the 64th minute for Lauren James.[11] She scored her first ever senior goal on the final day of United's title winning 2018–19 season in a 5–0 victory over Lewes.[12]

2019–20 season: Loan to Sheffield United[edit]

On 21 August 2019, Palmer joined Sheffield United in the FA Women's Championship on loan for the season.[13] On 25 August, Palmer scored a brace and provided an assist on her debut as part of a 7–1 victory over Leicester City.[14] On 23 January 2020, Manchester United recalled Palmer. At the time of her departure, Palmer ranked as Sheffield United's fourth-highest goalscorer across all competitions. She left Manchester United following the expiration of her contract at the end of the season.[15]

Return to Bristol City[edit]

On 2 July 2020, Palmer rejoined Bristol City, signing a two-year contract with the club.[16] She made her second debut in a 4–0 league loss to Everton.[17]

International career[edit]

In May 2017, Palmer traveled to the Czech Republic as part of the England under-17 squad to compete in the 2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship.[18] She scored in England's 2–1 group stage defeat by the Netherlands as the team failed to progress to the knockout stage.[19]

On 3 April 2018, Palmer scored on her under-19 debut as England beat Israel 4–1 in an elite round qualifying game for the 2018 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.[20] Four months later, in the opening round of qualifying for the 2019 tournament, Palmer scored braces in consecutive games as England eased past Malta and Croatia, 9–0 and 8–0 respectively.[21][22] In January 2019, she captained the side at the Algarve Tournament.[23] On 28 February 2019, Palmer scored England's goal in a 1–2 defeat to Spain in their opening match of the La Manga Tournament.[24]

In July 2019, Palmer was named in the England squad for the 2019 UEFA Under-19 Championship in Scotland.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 9 May 2021[26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup[a] League Cup[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol City 2017 WSL 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2017–18 11 0 0 0 4 0 15 0
Total 14 0 0 0 4 0 18 0
Manchester United 2018–19 Championship 13 1 1 0 1 0 15 1
2019–20 WSL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 13 1 1 0 1 0 15 1
Sheffield United (loan) 2019–20 Championship 12 5 0 0 6 1 18 6
Bristol City 2020–21 WSL 15 0 1 0 4 0 20 0
Career total 54 6 2 0 15 1 71 7
  1. ^ Includes the Women's FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes the WSL Cup/Women's League Cup

Honours[edit]

Manchester United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aimee Palmer". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Aimee Palmer". sportaid.org.uk. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ Garry, Tom (22 April 2017). "Bristol City Women 1–3 Reading Women". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Spurs spring surprise with cup victory over Bristol City". fawsl.com. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ Tom, Garry (28 October 2017). "Bristol City Women 0–5 Reading Women". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  6. ^ Scull, Olivia Alexandra (24 September 2018). "Be on your 'A' Game with SGS College". bristolpost. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  7. ^ "SGS Female Football celebrated at annual Sports Awards". Bristol City. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Manchester United include England stars in unveiled women's squad". 13 July 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Meet the players in Manchester United Women squad with photos and video". www.manutd.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  10. ^ Bostock, Adam (25 August 2018). "MU Women 0 Reading 2 match report". ManUtd.com. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  11. ^ Bath, Adam (9 September 2018). "Match report Aston Villa 0–12 United Women". ManUtd.com. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  12. ^ Drudge, Harriet (11 May 2019). "United women celebrate historic championship". ManUtd.com. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Aimee Palmer signs for the Blades". sufc.co.uk.
  14. ^ "United Women 7–1 Leicester – report". sufc.co.uk. Sheffield United Women. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Aimee Palmer to depart United Women". Manchester United. 8 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Palmer returns to City Women". Bristol City.
  17. ^ "Report: Bristol City Women 0–4 Everton Women". Bristol City FC. 6 September 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Vixens Trio To Represent England At UEFA Women's U17 Championship Finals". www.bristolcitywfc.co.uk. 20 April 2017. Archived from the original on 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019. Bristol City Women’s Aimee Palmer... have all been selected to represent England in the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship Finals in the Czech Republic.
  19. ^ "Report: Netherlands 2–1 England WU17". thefa.com. The Football Association. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Aimee Palmer finds the net on her England Under-19 debut". Bristol City. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Malta U-19 girls endure tough opening against England". MFA.com. Malta Football Association. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  22. ^ "England U19s qualify for elite round". Women's Football Fan. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  23. ^ "England Women's U19s lose final match of the Algarve Tournament". The FA.
  24. ^ "England Women's U19s edged by Spain in La Manga Tournament opener". The FA. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  25. ^ "England squad named for UEFA Women's U19 Finals". thefa.com. The Football Association. 13 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  26. ^ "A. Palmer". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  27. ^ "Man Utd Women 7–0 Crystal Palace Ladies: Women's Championship title sealed by win". BBC Sport. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.

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