Gabrielle George

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Gabby George
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George in 2015
Personal information
Full name Gabrielle George
Date of birth (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Camborne, Cornwall, England
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 6
Youth career
Blackpool
Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Everton 66 (4)
National team
2013 England U-17 14 (0)
2014–2016 England U-19 22 (2)
2014–2016 England U-20 4 (0)
2019– England U-21 2 (0)
2018– England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 January 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:50, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Gabrielle George (born 2 February 1997) is an English women's footballer who currently plays for Everton as a defender.[1][2][3][4]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

George began playing football with boys at the age of nine.[5] George spent her youth development with Blackpool girls and Manchester United's Centre of Excellence.[4][6]

Everton[edit]

George began her career at Everton L.F.C. in 2014.[1] In April 2014, she made her first team debut against Notts County. George made 14 appearances for the Blues during her first season, including a start in the 2014 FA Women's Cup Final, despite being just 17 years of age.[4] The same year, she was named Player of The FA Women’s Cup Sixth Round after helping Everton shut out previous champions Liverpool L.F.C. 2–0.[7] After defeating Notts County 2–1 in the semifinals,[8] Everton ceded the final to Arsenal Women 2–0 in the Final in front of over 15,000 fans.[9]

George made club history in 2017 when she signed a two-year contract as Everton's first full-time professional player.[10]

International career[edit]

George has represented England at the U-17, U-19, U-20, and U-21 levels, playing in one U-20 World Cup and two European finals.[4][6]

In 2017, George earned her first call-up to the senior team for the 2017 SheBelieves Cup in the United States.[11] She made her debut on 4 September 2018 in a 6-0 victory over Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualifier.[12]

Personal life[edit]

George's cousin, Jesse Lingard, plays for Manchester United and England.[6]

Honours[edit]

Everton

Individual

  • North West Rising Star: 2015[13]
  • FA Womens Cup Player of the Round: 2014[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Everton Ladies sign Megan Walsh & Gabrielle George". BBC. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Everton Ladies sign England U19 duo Walsh and George". Football Association. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ "FA Women's Cup: Everton Ladies 2–1 Bristol Academy Ladies (aet)". BBC. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Gabrielle George | Everton Football Club". www.evertonfc.com. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Interviewing Gabby George: The 20 y/o who's now Everton Ladies' backbone – Football Paradise". Football Paradise. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  6. ^ a b c Anushree Nande (19 December 2017). "Interviewing Gabby George: The 20 y/o who's now Everton Ladies' backbone". www.footballparadise.com. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  7. ^ Association, The Football. "Everton's Gabrielle George voted Player of the Sixth Round". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  8. ^ "Summary – FA Women's Cup – England – Results, fixtures, tables and news – Women Soccerway". us.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  9. ^ "Women's FA Cup final: Arsenal beat Everton to retain trophy". BBC Sport. 2014-06-01. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  10. ^ Dev Trehan (27 June 2017). "Everton Ladies defender Gabby George makes club history by turning professional". Sky Sports. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  11. ^ Rachel Rose Gold (24 November 2017). "Gabby George gets senior England call up". Royal Blue Mersey. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Kazakhstan Women's 0-6 England Women's". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  13. ^ Walsh, Kristian (16 November 2015). "Everton FC: Jagielka Liverpool strike named Goal of the Year at North West football awards". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  14. ^ "George wins FA Womens Cup Player of the Round". Liverpool FA. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2016.

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