Jessica O'Rourke

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Jessica Lynne O'Rourke Çarmıklı
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Jessica O'Rourke (2016–17 season)
Personal information
Full name Jessica Lynne O'Rourke Çarmıklı
Birth name Jessica Lynne O'Rourke
Date of birth (1986-01-03) 3 January 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder/Defender
Club information
Current team
Beşiktaş J.K.
Number 6
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 18 (1)
2016–2017 Beşiktaş J.K. 19 (2)
2019– Beşiktaş J.K. 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2020
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 has resided in Turkey since 2010 and has settled in Istanbul.[1] She is married to Turkish businessman Oğuzhan Çarmıklı. They have two children.[2][3]

Sports career[edit]

In November 2016, Jessica signed with the Istanbul-based club Beşiktaş J.K. to play in the Turkish Women's First Football League.[4] After an 18 month absence for maternity, she returned with Beşiktaş J.K. and took part in the first appearance of the club in the 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League - Group 9 matches; scoring her first goal in Champions League play against Alashkert in the 87th minute.[5]

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).[6]

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; advancing to the Championship Finals where she tallied the only goal for the Lionesses in the 47'.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 March 2020.[4]
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
2019–20 First League 10 2 1 0 - - 11 2
Total 29 4 1 0 - - 30 4

Honours[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  3. ^ "Beşiktaş'ın sürprix transferi; Jessica O'Rourke Çarmıklı". SporX (in Turkish). 3 April 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Oyuncular – Futbolcular: Jessica Lynne O'Rourke" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  5. ^ "Alashkert (ARM) 0-3 Beşiktaş (TUR)". UEFA. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  6. ^ "2009 WPS Draft".
  7. ^ "2008 USL W-League Season results".