Ellie Brazil

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Ellie Brazil
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Personal information
Full name Ellie Jade Brazil[1]
Date of birth (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth West Bridgford, England
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 10
Youth career
Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Birmingham City 9 (0)
2017–2018 Fiorentina 17 (2)
2018–2022 Brighton & Hove Albion 59 (4)
2022– Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
National team
2014–2016 England U17 14 (4)
2017–18 England U19 11 (2)
2017–18 England U20 2 (1)
2019 England U21 5 (0)
2021– England U23 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18 September 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17 February 2020

Ellie Jade Brazil (born 10 January 1999) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Tottenham Hotspur. She joined Birmingham City at the age of 16 and has represented England at under-15 to under-23 level.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Before signing for Birmingham, Brazil played for the Derby County academy[4] and was a gold medal winner in the 800 metres at the 2015 English Schools' Athletics Championships.[5]

Fiorentina[edit]

In August 2017 Ellie signed for Fiorentina Women's FC of Serie A,[6] despite the offer of "an exciting fresh deal" from Birmingham City.[7] She scored her first goal for the team on 28 October 2017 against Sassuolo in the third match of the season.

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

On 13 July 2018 former England manager Hope Powell signed Brazil for Brighton stating: "Ellie has already gained valuable experience playing in both England and Italy's top division."[8] She made her debut on the opening day of the season in the match against Bristol City,[9] and scored her first goal in a 3–1 League Cup win over London Bees.[10] She scored her first two league goals for the club in the 75th and 78th minutes of a 3–3 draw against Everton, to help Brighton secure their first point of the season.[11]

In November 2019 Brazil suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which ruled her out for at least the rest of the 2019–20 FA WSL season.[12] She returned to the matchday squad on 18 October 2020 for the game against Everton[13] and returned to the field for the last 31 minutes of the game against Tottenham on 6 December the same year.[14] A week later she played the full 90 minutes against Chelsea.

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On 6 July 2022 it was announced that Brazil had signed a two-year deal to sign for Tottenham Hotspur. She made her competitive debut for the side as a 16th minute substitute during a 2–1 win against Leicester City on 18 September 2022.

International career[edit]

On 8 January 2019 Brazil was called up to Mo Marley's Under 21 national team training camp.[15] She made her debut for the side on 5 April 2019 during a 1–1 draw with France.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League League Cup FA Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 2016 FA WSL 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2017 6 0 0 0 6 0
Total 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Fiorentina 2017–18 Serie A 17 2 1 0 2 1 20 3
Brighton & Hove Albion 2018–19 FA WSL 19 4 4 2 0 0 23 6
Career total 45 6 6 2 0 0 2 1 53 9

Honours[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Her father is former league footballer and manager Gary Brazil.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Players - England" (PDF). FIFA. 24 September 2016. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Ellie Brazil – UEFA.com". UEFA. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Birmingham City Ladies youngster Ellie Brazil nets on England duty". Solihull Observer. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Derby quartet aim to impress". Derby Telegraph. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Bridgford's Ellie a rising England star". Nottingham Local News. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  6. ^ "La Fiorentina Women's sigla il colpo dei colpi: in arrivo Ellie Brazil". Calci Femminile Italiano. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Ellie Brazil departs Blues". Birmingham City L.F.C. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Ellie Brazil: Brighton sign England U20 forward from Fiorentina". BBC. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Match report". BBC. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Match report". Brighton & Hove Albion website. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Match report". BBC. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  12. ^ "WSL: ACL injuries sideline Bristol City's Abi Harrison and Brighton's Ellie Brazil". BBC Sport. 23 November 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Match report". BBC. 18 October 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Match report". BBC. 6 December 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  15. ^ "International call-ups for Albion duo". Brighton and Hove Albion. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  16. ^ Moore, Glenn (13 May 2017). "Manchester City Women win the FA Cup for the first time in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley". Independent. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Ellie Brazil: Brighton sign England U20 forward from Fiorentina". BBC. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

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