Emma Mitchell

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Emma Mitchell
Emma Mitchell 2014 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Emma Mitchell
Date of birth (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender/Forward
Club information
Current team
Arsenal Ladies
Number 3
Youth career
St. Johnstone Girls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Glasgow City 35 (38)
2013 SGS Essen 11 (1)
2013– Arsenal Ladies 15 (0)
National team
2011– Scotland [1] 44 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:30, 3 August 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:48, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Emma Mitchell (born 19 September 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer, currently playing for FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. She previously played in the German Frauen-Bundesliga for SGS Essen. Originally a defender, Mitchell now plays primarily as a forward.[2] She began her senior career with Glasgow City and represents the Scotland women's national football team at international level.

Career[edit]

From Buckhaven in Fife, Mitchell became the only girl to play for her local high school team at the age of twelve.[3] She started her career with St Johnstone Girls, alongside fellow future Frauen-Bundesliga player Lisa Evans, before both girls joined Scottish Women's Premier League champions Glasgow City in August 2008.[2][4]

After captaining both the national Under-17 and Under-19 teams, Mitchell made her debut with the senior Scottish national team against France in May 2011. Despite conceding a penalty in Scotland's 1–1 draw, Mitchell's contribution was praised by coach Anna Signeul: "Emma Mitchell did really well on her first appearance. It is a shame that she conceded the penalty, it was just a bit of inexperience to be honest, but she didn’t let her head go down and kept working hard."[5] Mitchell scored her first goal for the Senior women's side against Iceland in August 2012 and later that year scored against Spain in Scotland's 2013 UEFA Women's Euro Play-off defeat.

Mitchell attended the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the University of Stirling.[6]

At the end of the 2012 season, Mitchell had a trial period in Denmark with earlier Champions League opponents Fortuna Hjørring, before heading for further trials in Sweden and Germany.[7][8][9]

Mitchell signed professionally for Frauen-Bundesliga side SGS Essen in January 2013.[10] After just four months, reports in Germany linked Mitchell with a transfer to English champions Arsenal.[11] Arsenal confirmed the move on 22 July 2013.[12]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 4 August 2012 Cappielow Park, Greenock  Iceland 1–1 Friendly 1
2 30 August 2012 East End Park, Dunfermline  Norway 2–2 Friendly 1
3 24 October 2012 La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas  Spain 2–3 2013 UEFA Women's Euro Play-off 1
4 8 March 2013 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca  England 4–4 2013 Cyprus Cup 1
5 7 April 2013 East End Park, Dunfermline  Wales 2–1 Friendly 1
6 6 March 2015 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca  Italy 2–3 2015 Cyprus Cup 1
7 8 March 2016 Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk  Spain 1–1 Friendly 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emma Mitchell - Women's A Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Emma Mitchell leaves City to sign professional contract with SGS Essen". Glasgow City FC. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Karen Bale (4 December 2004). "She shoots she scores; Emma's four goals in first game for boys.". Daily Record. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scotland name under-17 squad". Women's Soccer Scene. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Local player makes Scotland debut against France". Scottish Football Association. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Emma Mitchell". University of Stirling. Retrieved 2012-02-05. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Claus Dindler (22 November 2012). "Skrappe skotter til prøvetræning" [Tough Scots for trial] (in Danish). Fortuna Hjørring. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Sofie Gustafsson (4 December 2012). "Landslagstrio på jakt efter drömkontrakt" [Team trio in search of dream contract]. Värmlands Folkblad (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Kristina Steffens (11 January 2013). "Högner schwärmt von Mitchell" [Högner raves about Mitchell] (in German). Revier Sport. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Markus Juchem (20 January 2013). "SGS Essen verpflichtet Emma Mitchell" [SGS Essen sign Emma Mitchell] (in German). Womensoccer.de. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Steffens, Kristina (15 May 2013). "Arsenal jagt Emma Mitchell" [Arsenal chase Emma Mitchell] (in German). RevierSport Online. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Arsenal Ladies confirm double signing". Arsenal.com. Arsenal F.C. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Emma Mitchell at Soccerway