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Glasgow City
Full name Glasgow City Football Club
Founded 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Ground Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie
Ground Capacity 10,101
Chairperson Carol Anne Stewart
Club manager Laura Montgomery
Head coach Scott Booth
League Scottish Women's Premier League
2016 Scottish Women's Premier League, Champions

Glasgow City Football Club is a women's football team based in Glasgow that plays in SWPL 1, the top division of women's football in Scotland and also the higher of two levels of the Scottish Women's Premier League. The club has competed in the UEFA Women's Cup and UEFA Women's Champions League. They also have a reserve team and youth teams.

Glasgow City has won the most Premier League titles in Scotland and the most Scottish Cups since 2000.

In 2016, Glasgow City won their tenth Scottish Women's Premier League title in a row, a Scottish record surpassing the previous record of 9, done by Rangers and Celtic men's teams.[1] However they lost their monopoly on the domestic trophies with Hibernian L.F.C. winning the SWPL Cup and Scottish Cup. [2]


Glasgow City Football Club was formed in 1998 by Laura Montgomery and Carol Anne Stewart and are based at Excelsior Stadium, Craigneuk Avenue, Airdrie, Ml6 8QZ. They play in orange and black.[3]

City completed a domestic clean sweep in 2012, winning every domestic game that season on the way to claiming the treble.[4] They completed a second consecutive domestic treble in 2013,[5] stretching their undefeated league record to 111 matches.[6] It was reported Glasgow City had held talks with the FA WSL in February 2013 about a possible move to an extended top flight in England. City cited football was not moving forward quickly enough in Scotland for women to match their ambition.[7] The FA shut the door on any potential move.[8] City general manager Laura Montgomery later reiterated the club's desire to play in the FA WSL.[9]

During the 2014 season, Glasgow City suffered a first league defeat in over six years,[10] but still secured an eighth successive SWPL title[11] and third successive treble.[12] After a superb 5–4 aggregate win against FC Zurich, City became the first Scottish team to reach the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals in November 2014.[13] After a 2–1 first leg defeat at FC Zurich,[14] City were 1–0 down at half time, with their keeper substituted due a suspected broken collar bone, in the second leg. Despite City replying with two early second half goals, Zurich made it 2–2. An 81st minute Jo Love strike leveled the tie, but with City heading out of the competition on away goals, Suzanne Lappin powered home a header a few minutes from time to send them through.[13] In the quarter-finals, Paris Saint-Germain proved too strong for City, with a 7–0 aggregate victory.[15]

City were seeded for the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2015–16, as they entered straight in to the round of 32, both for the very first time.[16] As the eighth seeds, the team will face Chelsea.[17]

In July 2015, Eddie Wolecki stepped down as Glasgow City manager after four and a half years in charge,[18] with Scott Booth announced as his replacement.[19]

Club Records[edit]



  • SWPL 1 champions (1 time): 2016
  • Premier League champions (9 times): 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015[23]
  • Scottish Women's Cup winners (7 times): 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014[24]
  • Scottish Women's Premier League Cup winners (6 times) : 2008–09, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Scottish First Division Winners: 1998–99
  • National 5-A-Side Winners: 1999–00, 2000–01
  • Other:
    • Scottish Sports Awards Amateur Performance of the Year 2011
    • Umbro Cup Winners, Manchester 2007, 2009 (shared)
    • Reebok Trophy Winners, Mansfield 1999
    • Glasgow Team of the Year 2008
    • Glaswegian Team of the Year 2009
    • Sports Council of Glasgow Performance Team of the Year 2010

European history[edit]

Glasgow City has participated in several seasons of UEFA competitions; reaching the second qualifying round of the Women's Cup (last 16) in the 2008–09 season. In the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League they won their qualifying group and moved on to the round of 32. They then defeated Icelandic team Valur to become the first Scottish side to reach the round of 16 of the Champions League.[25] The Round of 16 ended in "humiliating" fashion for Glasgow City, where against German champions Turbine Potsdam, they lost the tie 17–0 on aggregate.[26] The 10–0 first leg defeat in Potsdam being the only time any team in the knockout stages of the champions league have been beaten by double figures. In 2013–14 they reached the round of 16 again losing 2–6 against Arsenal on aggregate.

In 2014 they became the first Scottish team to advance to the quarterfinals.[27]

Season Competition Round Opposition Score
First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
2005–06 UEFA Women's Cup First Qualifying Round Spain Athletic Bilbao Ladies 2–6
Netherlands SV Saestum 0–7
Belgium KFC Rapide Wezemaal 1–5
2008–09 UEFA Women's Cup First Qualifying Round Netherlands AZ 1–1
Serbia ŽFK Mašinac Niš 4–0
Moldova Narta Chişinău 11–0
Second Qualifying Round Norway Røa IL 1–6
Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm 0–1
Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt 1–3
2009–10 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round Germany Bayern Munich 2–5
Lithuania Gintra Universitetas 2–0
Georgia (country) Norchi Dinamoeli 9–0
2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round Northern Ireland Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers 8–0
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 4–0
Germany Duisburg 0–4
2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round Serbia Spartak Subotica 4–0
Malta Mosta 8–0
Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík 5–0
Round of 32 Iceland Valur 1–1 3–0 4–1
Round of 16 Germany Turbine Potsdam 0–10 0–7 0–17
2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round Croatia ŽNK Osijek 3–2
Moldova FC Noroc 11–0
Finland PK-35 Vantaa 1–1
Round of 32 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 1–2 0–0 1–2
2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round Croatia Osijek 7–0
Malta Birkirkara 9–0
Netherlands FC Twente 2–0
Round of 32 Belgium Standard Liège 2–2 3–1 5–3
Round of 16 England Arsenal 0–3 2–3 2–6
2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round Slovakia FK Union Nové Zámky 5–0
Northern Ireland Glentoran 1–0
Ukraine WFC Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv 4–0
Round of 32 Poland KKPK Medyk Konin 0–2 3–0 3–2 (a.e.t)
Round of 16 Switzerland FC Zürich Frauen 1–2 4–2 5–4
Quarterfinals France Paris 0–2 0–5 0–7
2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 32 England Chelsea 0–1 0–3 0–4
2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 32 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF 0–1 1–2 1–3

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 March 2016. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK Gemma Fay
2 Scotland MF Lauren McMurchie
3 Republic of Ireland DF Savannah McCarthy
4 Scotland MF Hayley Lauder
5 Scotland DF Hannah Coakley
6 Scotland MF Joanne Love
7 Scotland DF Murron Cunningham
8 United States FW Haley Rosen
11 Scotland DF Nicola Docherty
13 Scotland FW Carla Boyce
14 Scotland DF Cheryl McCulloch
15 Republic of Ireland DF Keeva Keenan
16 Scotland MF Leanne Ross
18 Scotland MF Samantha Kerr
20 Scotland FW Brogan Hay
21 Scotland FW Kodie Hay
25 Scotland GK Erin Clachers

Former players[edit]

For details of former players, see Category:Glasgow City F.C. players.

Current technical staff[edit]

As of 31 August 2016[28]
Name Job title
Scotland Scott Booth Head Coach
Scotland David Gibson Assistant Coach
Italy Daniel Matraszek Goalkeeping Coach
Scotland Amy McDonald Head of Youth

Other Staff[edit]

Name Job Title notes
Laura Montgomery Club Manager Co-founder of club and former player/captain
Carol Anne Stewart Chairperson Co-founder of the club and former player
Nick Docherty Statistician
Callum Patterson Head of TV

Player of the year[edit]

[citation needed]

  • 2016 - Erin Cuthbert[29]
  • 2015 - Denise O'Sullivan[30]
  • 2014 - Denise O'Sullivan [30]
  • 2013 - Suzanne Lappin[31]
  • 2012 - Jane Ross

Former managers[edit]


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