Caroline Weir

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Caroline Weir
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Weir (9) playing for Scotland at UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Personal information
Full name Caroline Elspeth Lillias Weir[1]
Date of birth (1995-06-20) 20 June 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland[2]
Playing position Midfielder / Forward[3]
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 19
Youth career
Elgin Star
2005–2011 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Hibernian 40 (21)
2013–2015 Arsenal Ladies 16 (0)
2015 Bristol Academy 8 (3)
2016–2018 Liverpool 41 (13)
2018– Manchester City 10 (4)
National team
2013– Scotland 58 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:02, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:21, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Caroline Elspeth Lillias Weir (born 20 June 1995) is a Scottish footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Manchester City of the FA WSL, and the Scotland women's national team.

Club career[edit]

Hibernian[edit]

Weir started her career in the Hibernian Ladies youth system from the age of ten.[4] In 2011, she won the SWFL First Division player of the year award for her performances in Hibs' reserve side while also making her first team debut in May against Glasgow City.[5][6]

Arsenal[edit]

Weir joined FA WSL side Arsenal Ladies in July 2013 after leaving high school.[7][8] Whilst at Arsenal Weir won the 2014 FA Women's Cup.[9]

Bristol Academy[edit]

On 9 July 2015, it was announced that Weir left Arsenal for FA WSL side Bristol Academy.[10]

Liverpool[edit]

On 18 January 2016, it was announced that Weir had left relegated Bristol to sign for Liverpool.[11] While at the Reds Weir won the 2016 Liverpool Ladies Player of the Year Award.[12]

Manchester City[edit]

On 1 June 2018, Manchester City announced the signing of Weir.[13]

Caroline won the Player of the Match award in the Continental Cup Final in Feb 2019 as Manchester City beat Arsenal on penalties.

International career[edit]

Having represented Scotland at all youth levels, Weir received her first call-up for the Scotland women's senior squad for their match against Iceland in June 2013. She retained her place in the squad for the following game against Germany. During Euro 2017, Weir scored Scotland's opening goal against Spain and was voted player of the game.[14][15]

International goals[edit]

Results list Scotland's goal tally first.[16]
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 13 September 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell  Faroe Islands 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
2,3 8 February 2015 Solitude, Belfast  Northern Ireland 4–0 Challenge match 2
4 23 October 2015 Fir Park, Motherwell  Belarus 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qual 1
5 27 October 2015 FFM Training Centre, Skopje  Macedonia 4–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qual 1
6 27 July 2017 De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, Netherlands  Spain 1–0 Euro 2017 1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Arsenal[9]

Individual[edit]

  • Vauxhall Scotland Player of the Year: 2016[17]
  • Liverpool Ladies Player of the Year: 2016[12]
  • NRS Scottish Sporting Breakthrough Award: 2017[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/06/2018 and 30/06/2018" (PDF). The FA. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ Hart, Ross (19 January 2016). "Dunfermline born Scotland star Caroline Weir signs for Liverpool Ladies". Dunfermline Press. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Caroline Weir player profile". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ Payne, Richard. "Weir up for Arsenal challenge". Scottish Women's Football Association. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Caroline Weir". Hibernian Girls & Ladies FC. Retrieved 23 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Shannon honoured with top award". Women's Soccer Scene. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Arsenal Ladies confirm double signing". arsenal.com. Arsenal FC. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Arsenal Bound". Dunfermline High School. Fife Council. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Women's FA Cup final: Arsenal beat Everton to retain trophy". BBC.com.
  10. ^ "Scotland International joins the Vixens". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  11. ^ Hunter, Steve (18 January 2016). "Liverpool Ladies sign Scotland star Caroline Weir". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Caroline Weir named LFC Ladies Player of the Season". Liverpool FC.com.
  13. ^ Whithey, Abi (1 June 2018). "Caroline Weir signs for City". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Iceland Women 2–3 Scotland Women: Hibs women key". The Scotsman. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Weir ready!". Scottish Women's FA. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Caroline Weir – Women's A Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Weir named as 2016 Vauxhall Player of the Year". Scottish FA.co.uk.
  18. ^ "Dunfermline born footballer Caroline Weir wins Sporting Breakthrough Award at 2017 Nordoff Robbins Scotland Scottish Sporting Awards". Dunfermline Press.com.

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