Jessica O'Rourke

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Jessica O'Rourke Çarmıklı
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Jessica O'Rourke (2016–17 season)
Personal information
Full name Jessica Lynne O'Rourke
Date of birth (1986-01-03) January 3, 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Defender
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş J.K.
Number 5
Youth career
1999–2004 Medford Strikers Scream
2000–2003 Cherokee High School Lady Chiefs
2001–2004 New Jersey State ODP Team
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 NC State Wolfpack
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Carolina Dynamo 5 (1)
2007 New Jersey Wildcats 7 (2)
2008 F.C. Indiana 12 (3)
2009 Chicago Red Stars 0 (0)
2009 Buffalo Flash 16 (3)
2009 Sporting de Huelva 16 (0)
2010 Zvezda 2005 Perm 13 (2)
2016– Beşiktaş J.K. 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 28, 2017
Jessica O'Rourke playing for beşiktaş J.K. in the 2016–17 season's play-off home match against 1207 Antalya Döşemealtı Belediyespor.

Jessica Lynne O'Rourke Çarmıklı (born Jessica Lynne O'Rourke on January 3, 1986) is an American professional soccer player from Marlton, New Jersey. She is currently playing internationally for the Istanbul-based club Beşiktaş J.K. in the Turkish Women's First Football League.

Private life[edit]

O'Rourke went to Turkey in 2010. She had planned to go back after one year, however, she remained and settled in Istanbul.[1] She married to a Turkish person and took the surname Çarmıklı. She gave birth to a baby.[2]

Sports career[edit]

For the 2010/2011 season, she joined the club Zvezda-2005 in the Russian Women's Football Championship league and the UEFA Women's Champions League.

In 2009, she competed in the United Soccer Leagues' W-League as team Vice Captain for the Buffalo Flash; then played in the Spanish Superliga Femenina with the Club Cajasol Sporting de Huelva.

On January 16, 2009, she was drafted by the Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) with the 2nd pick of the 9th Round (58th overall).

Jessica started her professional career in 2008 with the only professional team in the US at that time, the F.C. Indiana Lionesses. She played a significant role as a defensive midfielder for F.C. Indiana as they won USL W-League Central Conference in 2008 and then advanced to the Championship Finals.

In November 2016, she moved to Turkey to play for the recently to the Turkish Women's First Football League promoted Istanbul-based club Beşiktaş J.K..[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played May 28, 2017.[3]
Club Season League Continental National Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Beşiktaş J.K. 2016–17 Turkish First League 19 2 19 2
Total 19 2 19 2


Turkish Women's First Football League
Beşiktaş J.K.
Runners-up (1): 2016–17


  1. ^ Kadın Futbolcumuz Jessica O'Rourke Türkiye'nin tanıtım elçisi oldu. YouTube. 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  2. ^ "Beşiktaş'lı kadın futbolcu hamile". Haber Kara Kartal (in Turkish). 2017-09-10. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  3. ^ a b "Oyuncular – Futbolcular: Jessica Lynne O'Rourke" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2017-02-10.