Eartha Cumings

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Eartha Cumings
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Cumings in 2021
Personal information
Full name Eartha Cumings
Date of birth (1999-06-11) 11 June 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Scotland
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Charlton Athletic
Number 13
Youth career
Spartans FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 Spartans FC 0 (0)
2018–2020 Bristol City 0 (0)
2020– Charlton Athletic 16 (0)
National team
2013–2014 Scotland Under-16 3 (0)
2015–2016 Scotland Under-17 5 (0)
2016–2018 Scotland Under-19 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:25, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Eartha Cumings (born 11 June 1999) is a Scottish football player. Cumings currently plays for Charlton Athletic in the FA Women's Championship.

Playing career[edit]

Spartans, 2014–2018[edit]

Cumings started her senior career at age 14 with the Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL) Spartans, a club which she joined age 10.[1][2]

Bristol City, 2018–[edit]

Cumings subsequently joined Bristol City in the FA WSL alongside fellow Scottish international Lucy Graham prior to the 2018–2019 season.[3][4]

International career[edit]

Cumings has represented Scotland at the under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

During a routine operation, Cumings developed compartment syndrome and almost had to have both of her legs amputated.[7] Cumings commented on the experience while speaking to The Guardian, "I had to have numerous surgeries to repair the injury and spent a good bit of time on crutches. Nearly losing the opportunity to play football changed my outlook. Even if I’m just sitting on the bench, I still think that’s a huge achievement."[8]


  1. ^ "Eartha Cumings Spartans FC". Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Scotland Training Camp call-ups for Spartans trio". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "City women land scottish duo". Bristol City W.F.C. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Bristol City Women: Scottish pair Lucy Graham and Eartha Cumings join". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Eartha Cummings Scottish FA".
  6. ^ "Eartha Cumings Soccerway".
  7. ^ Whyatt, Katie (16 November 2019). "Bristol City's Eartha Cumings on her battle to keep football dreams alive: 'I was crying at surgeons not to amputate my legs'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  8. ^ Tassell, Nige (2 November 2019). "'Your ego has to be left at the door': the secret life of the understudy". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 November 2020.

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