Kayleigh Green

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Kayleigh Green
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Personal information
Full name Kayleigh Anne Marie Green[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–2016 Cardiff City
2016–2018 Yeovil Town 29 (1)
2017Chieti Calcio Femminile (loan) 5 (1)
2018– Brighton & Hove Albion 62 (7)
National team
2012– Wales 49 (11)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 08 Feb 2021

Kayleigh Anne Marie Green (born 22 March 1988) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Wales national team and FA WSL 1 club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Green began her career with Cardiff City, before joining Yeovil Town in 2016. She spent time on loan with Italian side Chieti Calcio Femminile in 2017.

Early life[edit]

Green was born in Cardiff, growing up in the Llanedeyrn area of the city. She is one of four children born to her parents, Dave and Cathy Sellwood. She has three brothers.[2] She played football as a teenager but gave up playing on a regular basis at the age of 16, working several different jobs. Green worked at branches of Tesco and Morrisons, in a call centre and studied plumbing in college.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Green decided to return to playing senior football in 2012, joining Cardiff City. She joined Yeovil Town in 2016 and spent time on loan with Italian team Chieti Calcio Femminile during her time there, making five appearances for the Serie B side.[4] In 2018, Green joined FA WSL 1 club Brighton & Hove Albion upon the expiration of her contract with Yeovil.[5][6] Green had previously continued working full-time alongside her playing career prior to joining Brighton.[3]

2020–21 season[edit]

On 18 October 2020, Green was seen to be awarded 2 yellow cards in a 2–2 away draw at Everton by referee Lucy Oliver but was not sent off. Toffees boss Willie Kirk told BBC Sport, "It's frustrating the referee made that mistake."[7][8]

International career[edit]

Green made her debut for the Wales women's national football team in 2012 against Norway.[9] Green was named in Wales' squad at the Cyprus Women's Cup as a centre-forward. Wales manager Jayne Ludlow moved Green from her usual position as a defender to play as a centre-forward for a match against Finland, in which she scored.[2]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 June 2018 Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 1–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
2. 3 September 2019 Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales  Northern Ireland 2–1 2–2 UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2018 and 31/07/2018" (PDF). The FA. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Sands, Katie (10 November 2019). "From Tesco to the top flight: How Kayleigh Green seized her second chance at stardom". WalesOnline. Media Wales. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b Ruszkai, Amee (11 January 2020). "From quitting football in her 20s, to a first pro contract at 30: Green relishing Arsenal & Man Utd clashes". goal.com. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  4. ^ Jones, Jordan (16 June 2018). "Wales top scorer Kayleigh Green joins Brighton & Hove Albion". Y Clwb Pel-droed. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  5. ^ Ellis, Callum (16 June 2018). "Versatile Welsh international Kayleigh Green signs for Brighton and Hove Albion". Exposport. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Albion manager Powell delighted to sign versatile Green from Yeovil". Eastbourne Herald. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Women's Super League: Everton 2–2 Brighton & Hove Albion – Willie Kirk baffled by card 'mix–up' – BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 18 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  8. ^ "WSL Trending: Two yellow cards = no red? Watch bizarre card mix–up in WSL – BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 18 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Kayleigh Green: Cardiff City Women and Wales defender joins Yeovil Town Ladies". BBC Sport. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2020.

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