Jordan Nobbs

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Jordan Nobbs
Jordan Nobbs Arsenal 2012 Continental Cup Final.jpg
Jordan Nobbs won the medal with Arsenal Ladies in the Continental Cup final 2012
Personal information
Full name Jordan Nobbs[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Stockton-on-Tees, England
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arsenal Ladies
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Sunderland Women
2010– Arsenal Ladies 58 (27)
National team
2013– England 24 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:38, 26 October 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Jordan Nobbs (born 8 December 1992) is an English footballer who plays for FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. She is a combative, goalscoring central midfielder.[3] She has represented the England women's national football team and youth and senior level and is nicknamed Nobber by her England team–mates.[4]

Club career[edit]

Nobbs joined the Sunderland centre of excellence aged eight,[3] and was also attached to Middlesbrough as a youngster.[5] In season 2008/09 she emulated her father Keith Nobbs by representing Durham schools, while a pupil at Sedgefield Community College.[6]

Upon turning 16 in December 2008, Nobbs began playing for the Sunderland Women first-team.[7] In her first season in senior football Nobbs helped Sunderland win the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division and reach the 2009 FA Women's Cup final, where they were narrowly beaten by Arsenal.[8] The following season, Nobbs was an "integral"[8] part of Sunderland's success as they finished fifth in their first season back at the top level. In November 2009 Nobbs scored against Arsenal, as Sunderland inflicted only the Gunners' second league defeat in more than six years.[9]

At the end of the season Nobbs was named manager's and player's player of the year at Sunderland.[10] She also won the 2010 FA Young Player of the Year award.[7]

When Sunderland's bid to join the FA WSL failed, Nobbs was approached by several of the leading clubs in the country.[7] She eventually signed for Arsenal in August 2010.[11] Arsenal's general manager Vic Akers said of Nobbs: "Jordan is only 17 years old, but has already shown huge potential, and I'm confident that she will prove herself on the highest level, when the Champions League gets underway in September."[11]

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Nobbs made her Arsenal debut in Serbia the following month, as a second-half substitute in a 3–1 UEFA Women's Champions League win over ZFK Masinac.[12] She continued to play for Sunderland in the 2010/11 Premier League,[13] with Arsenal awaiting the start of the new WSL in April 2011. She has since become an important player at Arsenal. In 2015, Nobbs scored two goals and was named Player of the Match in the Continental Cup final as Arsenal won the Continental Cup.

International career[edit]

Nobbs was called into the England U-15 squad as a 12-year-old.[7] Aged 13 she captained England U-15s against Wales and scored in a 2–0 victory.[14] At the age of 14, Nobbs had progressed to captaining England's U-17 team.[15]

Nobbs then captained England to fourth place at the 2008 Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand.[11] In July 2009 Nobbs played a starring role as England won the 2009 European Under-19 Championship in Belarus, scoring in the final win over Sweden.[16]

In 2010 Nobbs helped England reach the final of the 2010 European Under-19 Championship in Macedonia, where they lost their title to France. Later that summer Nobbs played in all three of England's games at the 2010 Under-20 World Cup in Germany.

In June 2011 Nobbs was in the senior England party which visited 10 Downing Street ahead of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[17] She received her first call up to the senior England squad for the final UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying match against Croatia at Banks's Stadium in Walsall on 19 September 2012.[18]

Nobbs made her senior international debut at the 2013 Cyprus Cup, scoring England's first goal in their 4–2 win over Italy on 6 March 2013.[19] She scored her next goal against Wales in October 2013's World Cup qualifier at The Den.[20] Nobbs was made England vice-captain at the Cyprus Cup in 2015, and led the team to winning the trophy as captain Steph Houghton was out injured. Nobbs was named in the squad for the Women's World Cup in 2015 but only played one game due to injury.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 March 2013 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Italy 1–0 4–2 2013 Cyprus Cup
2. 26 October 2013 The Den, London, England  Wales 1–0 2–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
3. 31 October 2013 Adana 5 Ocak Stadium, Adana, Turkey  Turkey 4–0 4–0 World Cup 2015 qualification




  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™: List of Players: England" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  2. ^ 2015 World Cup
  3. ^ a b Mike Amos (2 May 2009). "Jordan’s cut from the same cloth as Dad". The Northern Echo (Newsquest (North East)). Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Kessel, Anna (16 March 2013). "Like father, like daughter but Jordan Nobbs is hitting the big time". (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "U15s training squad". (Football Association). 20 July 2006. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Past Players (NO)". Durham County Schools FA. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Lady Black Cat is FA’s Young Player of the Year". Durham Times (Newsquest (North East)). 5 July 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Glenn Lavery (3 July 2010). "Jordan ready for World Cup assault". Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sunderland Women 2 Arsenal Ladies 1". Sunderland Echo (Johnston Publishing). 26 November 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Player Profile: Jordan Nobbs". Sunderland WFC. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c "Houghton and Nobbs join Arsenal". (UEFA). 10 August 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  12. ^ Tom Bennett (22 September 2010). "ZFK Masinac 1–3 Arsenal". (Arsenal FC). Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  13. ^ Tony Leighton (14 November 2010). "Sunderland go clear at top of Women's Premier League". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  14. ^ "Like Father, Like Daughter". Hartlepool United FC. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  15. ^ "Hard work for Nobbs junior". Hartlepool United FC. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  16. ^ "'We want to keep on winning'". (Football Association). 2 June 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  17. ^ "Lindsay and England Women’s Football World Cup squad get PM approval". Hartlepool Mail (Johnston Publishing). 8 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "Hope's 22 For Euro Decider". (Football Association). 7 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "England Defeat Italy 4-2 In Cyprus Cup". She Kicks. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "England 2 Wales 0 match report: Jordan Nobbs and Toni Duggan keep England's women on right track". The Independent. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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