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.


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


  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