Greenwood with Notts County in 2015
|Full name||Alex Greenwood|
|Date of birth||7 September 1993|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Manchester United W.F.C.|
* 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 and is considered to be a set-piece specialist.
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.
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.
Greenwood played in Everton's 2–0 2014 FA Women's Cup final defeat by Arsenal. 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. The move disappointed Everton who wanted Greenwood to leave on loan and come back if they were promoted again.
Greenwood captained England at youth level 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.
- Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
|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|
- As of 25 August 2018.
|Everton||FA WSL 1||2011||7||0||0||0||—||—||7||0|
|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|
Although she played for Everton Ladies during her career, Greenwood was brought up as a Liverpool supporter and admired Jamie Carragher. She attended Savio Salesian College. Greenwood is in a relationship with Jack O'Connell, also a professional footballer for Sheffield United.
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