Taylor with England in 2015
|Full name||Jodie Lee Taylor|
|Date of birth||17 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Birkenhead, England|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2004–2007||Oregon State Beavers|
|2007–2008||Ottawa Fury Women||16||(17)|
|2011||→ Lincoln Ladies (loan)||6||(2)|
|2013||→ Göteborg (loan)||10||(10)|
|2015–||Portland Thorns FC|
|2009||Fresno State Bulldogs (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 June 2014.
Jodie Lee Taylor (born 17 May 1986) is an English football striker who currently plays for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She began her club career with local team Tranmere Rovers and had short spells in her home country with Birmingham City and Lincoln Ladies. She has also played in Australia for Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC as well for as Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. Taylor represented England at youth level before making her senior international debut in 2014.
Born in Birkenhead, United Kingdom, Taylor made her first team debut for Tranmere Rovers in February 2002, at the age of 15, during a prolific season in youth football. She grew up in England. That term she scored 109 goals across 125 games for Oldershaw School, Merseyside Under–16s and Tranmere's reserve team. She then scored in the first team's 5–1 win over Wolves in the FA Women's Cup fifth round.
When Tranmere were relegated in 2004 Taylor accepted a four-year scholarship to Oregon State University. She had scored 29 goals in 38 first team appearances for Tranmere, despite missing six months of action with a broken leg.
Taylor played in Australia for Melbourne Victory.
In January 2013, Taylor left Birmingham City for a one–year loan to Damallsvenskan team Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. She scored ten goals in ten games for Göteborg but left during the summer break, returning to England for personal reasons.
Newly appointed England coach Mark Sampson included Taylor in a 30-player squad for the annual training camp in La Manga, which included a match against Norway on 17 January 2014. She withdrew from the squad due to club commitments and was replaced by Isobel Christiansen.
In August 2014 Taylor made her debut in England's 4–0 friendly win over Sweden at Victoria Park in Hartlepool. She scored what would have been her first international goal in a friendly against the USA on 14 February 2015, only for it to be wrongly ruled out for offside.
On March 6, 2015 at the 2015 Cyprus Cup, Taylor scored a hat trick for England in their 3–0 group win against Australia. The win gave them a place in the finals. On her 10th appearance for England, at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Taylor capitalised on a mistake by host nation Canada to put England 1-0 up in their quarter final game. England went on to win 2-1 to secure their first ever semi-final appearance.
- Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
|1.||6 March 2015||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Australia||1–0||3–0||2015 Cyprus Cup|
|4.||9 April 2015||Academy Stadium, Manchester, England||China PR||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|5.||27 June 2015||BC Place, Vancouver, Canada||Canada||1–0||2–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
- List of Melbourne Victory Women players
- List of foreign players in the W-League (Australia)
- W-League (Australia) all-time records
- "List of Players - England" (PDF). FIFA. 28 May 2015. p. 10. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
- 2015 World Cup
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- "Jodie to follow the Oregon trail". Women's Soccer Scene. 30 May 2004. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- "Player profile – Jodie Taylor". Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
- "Jodie Taylor goes to Göteborg". She Kicks (magazine). 31 January 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
- Nilsson, Eric (10 August 2013). "Jag har fått offra alldeles för mycket" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Jodie Taylor joins the Spirit for 2014 NWSL season & earns England National Team Call up". Washington Spirit. December 18, 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "Portland Thorns FC acquire Jodie Taylor from Washington Spirit through trade at NWSL draft". Portland Thorns. January 16, 2015.
- "Lianne Sanderson recalled to England training squad". British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- "Christiansen called up". She Kicks (magazine). 6 January 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- Leighton, Tony (3 August 2014). "England Women thrash Sweden 4-0 in friendly at Hartlepool". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- "England women 0-1 USA women". British Broadcasting Corporation. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- Leighton, Tony (6 March 2015). "England women: Jodie Taylor sinks Australia in Cyprus Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jodie Taylor.|
- Official Website
- Profile at The Football Association
- Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC player profile
- Jodie Taylor on Twitter