Alex Greenwood

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Alex Greenwood
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Greenwood with Notts County in 2015
Personal information
Full name Alex Greenwood[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-07) 7 September 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Manchester United W.F.C.
Number 3
Youth career
Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Everton 38 (1)
2015 Notts County 14 (1)
2016–2018 Liverpool 32 (5)
2018– Manchester United 1 (0)
National team
2008–2010 England U17 11 (1)
2010–2012 England U19 14 (1)
2013–2014 England U23 6 (0)
2014– England 28 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:12, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:37, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Alex Greenwood (born 7 September 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a left-back for Manchester United Women in the FA Women's Championship for whom she is also the captain. She has previously played for Liverpool, Notts County and Everton where she began her career. Greenwood has played for the England women's national football team since 2014 and was named the FA Women's Young Player of the Year in 2012. She can play at centre-back as well as left-back[2] and is considered to be a set-piece specialist.[3]

Club career[edit]

Liverpool-born Greenwood joined Everton at the age of eight, and progressed through the club's Centre of Excellence. In August 2010 she made her first team debut in the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League qualification round.[4]

When Everton's longstanding left-back Rachel Unitt signed for Birmingham City after the 2011 FA WSL season, Greenwood took over her place in the team. Throughout the 2012 season she performed so well that she was named FA Young Player of the Year at FA Women's Football Awards in November.[5]

Greenwood played in Everton's 2–0 2014 FA Women's Cup final defeat by Arsenal.[6] When the 2014 season culminated in Everton's relegation, Greenwood requested to leave in order to protect her national team place ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She signed for Notts County on a two-year contract for an undisclosed transfer fee.[7] The move disappointed Everton who wanted Greenwood to leave on loan and come back if they were promoted again.[8]

In January 2016, she joined Liverpool.[9]

On 13 July 2018 it was announced that Greenwood was joining and would captain Manchester United W.F.C. for their inaugural season.[10]

International career[edit]

Greenwood captained England at youth level[11] and played at the 2012 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. Senior national team coach Mark Sampson selected her for the 2014 Cyprus Cup, where she made her debut against Italy on 5 March 2014. She scored her first goal for England in September 2014, during a 10–0 win in Montenegro.

At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, youngest member of the squad Greenwood shared England's left-back duties with Claire Rafferty. She won a bronze medal when the team beat Germany in the third place play-off.[12]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 September 2014 Stadion Pod Malim Brdom, Petrovac, Montenegro  Montenegro 8–0 10–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
2. 4 June 2016 Adams Park, Wycombe, England  Serbia 1–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2017 qualification

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 25 August 2018.[13]
Club League Season League League Cup[a] Cup[b] Continental[c] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton FA WSL 1 2011 7 0 0 0 7 0
2012 10 0 3 0 0 0 13 0
2013 12 1 3 0 0 0 15 1
2014 14 0 5 0 0 0 19 0
Total 43 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 54 1
Notts County FA WSL 1 2015 14 1 8 3 0 0 0 0 22 4
Liverpool FA WSL 1 2016 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
2017 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
2017–18 18 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 23 2
Total 32 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 38 5
Manchester United Championship 2018–19 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 90 6 27 4 0 0 0 0 117 10
  1. ^ Includes the FA WSL Cup
  2. ^ Includes the FA Women's Cup
  3. ^ Includes the UEFA Women's Champions League

Personal life[edit]

Although she played for Everton Ladies during her career, Greenwood was brought up as a Liverpool supporter and admired Jamie Carragher.[14] She attended Savio Salesian College.[15] Greenwood is in a relationship with Jack O'Connell, also a professional footballer for Sheffield United.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™: List of Players: England" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Currie, Jo; Magowan, Alistair (11 May 2015). "Women's World Cup: Who is in England's squad for Canada?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Chessboard tactics paying off for England". FIFA. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alex Greenwood". Everton F.C. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Theivam, Kieran (9 January 2013). "Greenwood optimistic Blues still the team to beat". The Football Ramble. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Arsenal Ladies 2 Everton Ladies 0 match report: Arsenal Ladies give Shelley Kerr triumphant send-off with Everton win". The Independent. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Alex Greenwood determined to be England's No.3 at World Cup". Nottingham Post. 5 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Greenwood Departs". Everton L.F.C. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ladies secure signing of England international Greenwood". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Manchester United include England stars in unveiled women's squad". 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  11. ^ Jones, Mark (3 June 2008). "Magic Alex! Bootle teenager skippers England under-15s team". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Match for third place - 1_97415_Germany_England_FIFA_Premium_FullReport_Extended" (PDF). Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "A. Greenwood". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  14. ^ "She Kicks Back – Alex Greenwood (Everton Ladies)". She Kicks. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  15. ^ Snowdon, Paul (23 November 2010). "Liverpool teenager Alex Greenwood enjoying her breakthrough into Everton FC Ladies team". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Alex and Jack prove to be the perfect match; EFC Ladies". Liverpool Echo. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 

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