Jemma Purfield

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Jemma Purfield
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Purfield with Bristol City in 2020
Personal information
Full name Jemma Elizabeth Purfield
Date of birth (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Beverley, England[1]
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Position(s) Fullback / Winger
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 23
Youth career
East Riding Centre of Excellence
York City RTC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 South Alabama Jaguars
2017–2018 Arizona State Sun Devils 35 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Doncaster Rovers Belles 3 (0)
2014–2015 Durham 19 (4)
2019–2020 Liverpool 8 (0)
2020–2021 Bristol City 21 (1)
2021– Leicester City 4 (0)
National team
2013–2014 England U17 6 (0)
2014 England U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:19, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Jemma Elizabeth Purfield (born 21 February 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays for FA WSL club Leicester City.

Early years[edit]

Purfield began her career with Doncaster Rovers Belles, making her senior first team debut on 20 April 2013 as a halftime substitute in a 4–0 WSL defeat to Chelsea. In doing so she became Doncaster's youngest WSL player.[2] Purfield moved to newly-founded Durham during the 2014 season, scoring three goals in their inaugural WSL 2 campaign as the team finished 6th.[3]

College career[edit]

In 2015, Purfield moved to the United States on a college soccer scholarship, first with South Alabama Jaguars before transferring to Arizona State Sun Devils after two seasons.[4] She captained both teams and earned several individual awards including Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year in 2015, and SBC Player of the Year in 2016.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Purfield declared for the 2019 NWSL College Draft but was not selected.[7] She instead returned to England and signed a contract with FA WSL club Liverpool in January 2019.[8]

Bristol City[edit]

Following Liverpool's relegation, Purfield left upon the expiration of her contract and remained in the WSL after signing a two-year contract with Bristol City.[9][10] She made 27 appearances for Bristol in all competitions including in the 2021 FA Women's League Cup Final as Bristol City finished runners-up to Chelsea. Purfield left at the end of the season following the team's relegation.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 June 2021[12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup[a] League Cup[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Doncaster Rovers Belles 2013 WSL 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
2014 WSL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
Durham 2014 WSL 2 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
2015 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Total 19 4 0 0 0 0 19 4
Liverpool 2018–19 WSL 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2019–20 2 0 2 0 2 0 6 0
Total 8 0 2 0 2 0 12 0
Bristol City 2020–21 WSL 21 1 1 0 5 1 27 2
Career total 51 5 3 0 9 0 63 6
  1. ^ Includes the Women's FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes the WSL Cup/Women's League Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jemma Purfield". Arizona State Sun Devils. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Tongue Tied Management — Jemma Purfield". Tongue Tied Management.
  3. ^ "Debut season to be proud of for unique Durham side". Palatinate Online. 6 November 2014.
  4. ^ Batte, Kathryn (13 July 2017). "Why 2017 is a great opportunity for Women's Football in Hull". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Jemma Purfield - Women's Soccer". Arizona State University Athletics.
  6. ^ "Purfield voted Sun Belt player of the year". University of South Alabama Athletics.
  7. ^ Purdy, Jacqueline (9 January 2019). "Final list of players registered for the 2019 NWSL College Draft". NWSL.
  8. ^ "Jemma Purfield: Liverpool Women sign England Under-23 winger". BBC Sport. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Jemma Purfield departs LFC Women". Liverpool FC.
  10. ^ "Jemma Purfield is a Robin". Bristol City.
  11. ^ "City Women trio depart". Bristol City.
  12. ^ "Jemma Purfield soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 July 2020.

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