Josie Green

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Josie Green
Josie Green, 19 April 2017 (041) (cropped).jpg
Josie Green in April 2017
Personal information
Full name Josephine Green
Date of birth (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Hemel Hempstead, England
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 14
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Watford 43 (0)
2016–2022 Tottenham Hotspur 51 (3)
2022– Leicester City 0 (0)
International career
2010–2011 Wales U19 6 (4)
2010– Wales 15 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:30, 08 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 15:14, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Josie Green (born 25 April 1993)[1] is a Welsh[2] professional footballer who plays for Leicester City in the Women's Super League.

Early life[edit]

Green was born in Hemel Hempstead, on 25 April 1993, to parents Clive and Liz.[1][3]

Club career[edit]


Green started her career at Watford F.C. Ladies[1] and made her first appearance during the 2010/11 FA Women's National League season.[4] In February 2016 she left 2nd division Watford for 3rd division Tottenham Hotspur and featured for her new club in the second half of their 2015–16 season.[5] Green stated years later that she left Watford for Spurs due to not enjoying football at that point in her playing career.[3]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Green's first full season with Spurs was one of their most successful, with Spurs winning a quadruple including promotion to the semi-professional FA Women's Super League 2.[6] She continued to feature in a majority of matches for the team in the following seasons including starting in 15 out of 20 matches in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship season at the end of which Spurs won promotion to the top flight and fully professional FA Women's Super League. Josie signed her first professional contract with Spurs prior to the club's inaugural 2019–20 FA WSL and in June 2020 re-signed with the club through 2022.[7] In August 2020, prior to Spurs' second top flight season, Green was named as the team's new captain after the retirement of longtime captain Jenna Schillaci.[8] Green had served as vice-captain during the 2019–20 WSL season.[9]

International career[edit]

Green was born in England, but she qualifies for Wales internationally through her grandfather, who was born in Pontypool.[10]

Her first senior cap came on 21 August 2010 when she was used as a substitute in a 2011 Women's World Cup qualification match vs Azerbaijan[11] She was only 16 at the time of the match and so her appearances shifted to the Wales U19 squad through 2011 and she returned for a stint with the senior national team in 2014.[12] After 2014 she declined call ups in order to spend more time with her family, most notably her father who was dealing with illness.[3] She was brought back into the senior team fold for an October 2018 training camp[13] and on 29 August 2019, Green earned her first cap in five years in a UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying match vs Faroe Islands.[14]


Tottenham Hotspur


  1. ^ a b c "Josie Green Player Profile". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Wales – J. Green – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "The football journey of Josie Green, in her own words". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Watford LFC DNU | The FA Women's National League". Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Ladies sign WSL pair". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Spurs Ladies all set for Women's Super League 29 May 2017 - News -". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Josie Green pens two-year deal". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur: Wales' Josie Green named new captain". BBC Sport. 27 August 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Green & Davison sign new Spurs deals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Exclusive! Tottenham's Josie Green: 'I didn't turn professional until 25'". OneFootball. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Wales-Azerbaijan | Women's World Cup". Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Wales - J. Green - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  13. ^ "FAW / Ludlow announces squad for October training camp". Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  14. ^ "FAW / Harding hat trick seals Cymru win". Retrieved 3 February 2022.