Hannah Hampton

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Hannah Hampton
Personal information
Full name Hannah Alice Hampton
Date of birth (2000-11-16) 16 November 2000 (age 21)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
Number 1
Youth career
2005–2010 Villarreal CF
2010–2015 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2021 Birmingham City 50 (0)
2021– Aston Villa 20 (0)
National team
2016–2017 England U17 6 (0)
2019 England U19 10 (0)
2019–2020 England U21 3 (0)
2022– England 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 8 May 2022[1]
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 8 April 2022

Hannah Hampton (born 16 November 2000)[1] is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for FA Women's Super League club Aston Villa and the England national team.

Early life and career[edit]

Hampton was born in Birmingham, England and grew up in Studley, Warwickshire before emigrating to Spain with her family at the age of five. While in Spain, Hampton was scouted for the Villarreal CF academy where she played as a forward. She studied at the British School of Vila-real where her parents, Chris and Laura, worked as teachers.[2] She moved back to England in 2010 and joined the Stoke City Centre of Excellence. During her time at Stoke, Hampton made the transition from forward to goalkeeper.[3] She also attended Kingsmead School in Hednesford for a number of years representing the school in national competitions both in football and field hockey,[4] and later studied at Erasmus Darwin Academy in Chasetown.[5]

Club career[edit]

Birmingham City[edit]

In 2016, Hampton was recruited for the Birmingham City Centre of Excellence by then-Academy Director Marc Skinner who would later be appointed first-team manager. On 5 November 2017, Skinner called Hampton up for her senior debut in a League Cup group game against Doncaster Belles. After making a string of first team appearances, Hampton signed her first professional contract with the club on 5 December 2018.[6][7]

In 2018, after the departure of veteran first-choice keeper Ann-Katrin Berger, Hampton saw an increase in playing opportunities, starting 12 of the 20 WSL matches during the 2018–19 season as the Blues conceded a joint-third low 17 league goals. She was subsequently named the club's Young Player of the Season at Birmingham's end of season awards in May 2019.[8]

Hampton signed a new contract for Birmingham City on 5 September 2019, extending her deal until June 2021.[9] She played 34 of the 35 WSL games in the next two seasons, keeping 6 clean sheets with a 66.5% save percentage.[10] On 26 June 2021, it was announced Hampton would be leaving Birmingham upon the expiry of her contract at the end of the month.

Aston Villa[edit]

On 3 July 2021, Hampton signed a two-year contract with FA WSL team Aston Villa on a free transfer.[11]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

In February 2013, Hampton received her first call-up to the under-15 squad at the age of 12. She was included in the under-17 squad for the 2017 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualification playing host to Lithuania, Slovenia and Russia. The side progressed to the Elite Round, beating Germany and Poland, and drawing to Italy to top the group to qualify for Euro Finals in Czech Republic. England were drawn against Republic Of Ireland, Netherlands and Norway but only won one of their three ties, finishing third and failing, progress beyond the group stage.[12]

Hampton continued to progress through the under-18 and under-19 age groups. In 2018 she was included in the under-19 squad that contested both the qualifying and elite qualifying rounds, booking their place at 2019 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. Hampton recorded two clean sheets in two appearances against Sweden and Italy in the Elite Round at St George's Park National Football Centre and was named Player of the Match against Italy.[13] During the tournament, Hampton played in all three of England's group games as they failed to progress.

In August 2019, Hampton received her first call-up to the under-21 team by Rehanne Skinner to compete in the friendly invitational U23 Nordic Tournament which was hosted at Loughborough University.[14]

Senior[edit]

In February 2020, Hampton was called-up to the England senior team for the first time, as a training playing in the traveling party for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup.[15][16] On 12 October 2021, Hampton received her first competitive call-up for England's 2023 FIFA World Cup qualifying games against Northern Ireland and Latvia.[17] On 20 February 2022, Hampton made her senior England debut starting England's 0–0 draw with Spain in the 2022 Arnold Clark Cup.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Hampton was born with strabismus, an eye condition that affects depth perception. By the age of three she had undergone three operations at Birmingham Children's Hospital to try and correct it and is now an ambassador for the hospital. As well as English, she speaks fluent Spanish and also learnt sign language online to be able to communicate with her cousin, Ethan, who is deaf.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 13 March 2022.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 2017–18 FA WSL 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
2018–19 12 0 2 0 3 0 17 0
2019–20 13 0 3 0 2 0 18 0
2020–21 21 0 1 0 1 0 23 0
Total 50 0 6 0 8 0 64 0
Aston Villa 2021–22 FA WSL 17 0 1 0 1 0 18 0
Career total 67 0 7 0 9 0 82 0

International[edit]

As of match played 8 April 2022.
Year England
Apps Goals
2022 2 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

England

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hannah Hampton Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "'How I overcame a depth perception problem to become an England goalkeeper'". inews.co.uk. 26 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Hannah Hampton Birmingham City profile". Birmingham City Football Club.
  4. ^ "July 2015 newsletter" (PDF). Kingsmead School.
  5. ^ "Former Burntwood student makes international football debut". Lichfield Live. 20 February 2022.
  6. ^ Jennens, Molly (11 March 2019). "Turning cubs into Lionesses: Why Birmingham City Women's Regional Talent Club is so crucial". Derby: StoryHub. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Hannah Hampton signs first professional deal". Birmingham City Football Club.
  8. ^ "Che Adams sweeps the board at Player Awards evening". Birmingham City Football Club.
  9. ^ "Hannah Hampton Signs New Deal". bcfc.com. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Hannah Hampton FBref stats". FBref.com.
  11. ^ "Hannah Hampton joins Villa Women". Aston Villa Football Club. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Women's U17 Championship History - 2017". uefa.com. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Hannah Hampton secures England Under-19s call". Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  14. ^ Association, The Football. "England Women's U21 squad named for annual Nordic Tournament". www.thefa.com.
  15. ^ Association, The Football. "Neville names youthful SheBelieves squad as England prepare to defend title". www.thefa.com.
  16. ^ "'I cried on the phone, I was so amazed' - First England call-up was 'surreal' for teen sensation Hampton". www.goal.com.
  17. ^ "England Women's squad named for October". England Football.
  18. ^ Rendell, Sarah (20 February 2022). "England 0-0 Spain: Arnold Clark Cup women's football friendly". The Guardian.
  19. ^ "England 3 - 1 Germany". BBC Sport. 23 February 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.

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