Keira Walsh

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Keira Walsh
Keira Walsh (cropped).jpg
Keira Walsh with Manchester City in October 2017
Personal information
Full name Keira Fae Walsh[1]
Date of birth (1997-04-08) 8 April 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Rochdale, England[2]
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 24
Youth career
Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Manchester City 87 (5)
National team
2010–2012 England U15 4 (0)
2013 England U17 9 (1)
2014–2016 England U19 9 (0)
2017– England U23 4 (0)
2017– England 24 (0)
2021- Great Britain 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:18, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:37, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Keira Fae Walsh (born 8 April 1997) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester City of the WSL. Walsh became a first-team regular during their 2014 campaign, playing a key role in the team securing the Continental Cup.[3]

Club career[edit]

In July 2014, Walsh made her senior debut for Manchester City as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Notts County. She played an important role in City's 2014 Continental Cup-winning side and became a first-team regular towards the end of the season. In June 2015, she signed her first senior contract with the club.[4] On 9 November 2016, Walsh scored her first goal in a 1–0 victory against Brøndby IF in the Champions League last 16 first leg tie.[5] Two days later, she extended her contract with City.[6]

Prior to the 2019–20 season, Walsh handed in a transfer request amid interest from Olympique Lyonnais and Atlético Madrid.[7] On 29 July, she withdrew her transfer request.[8] Walsh was given a straight red card for a tackle on Kirsty Hanson in Manchester City's 2–0 loss to Manchester United in the League Cup on 20 October 2019.[9] Walsh signed a new three-year contract on 7 February 2020.[10]

International career[edit]

Walsh for England in 2018.

In November 2009, Walsh, aged 12, received her first call-up to the under-15 squad.[11] In November 2013, she was named in the squad for the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship, where she helped England through to the knockout stages, and a fourth-place finish in the competition.[12]

In November 2017, Walsh was called up the senior England squad.[13]

In 2019, Walsh was part of the England team that won the SheBelieves Cup in the United States.[14] Later that year, Walsh was selected as part of England's World Cup squad.[15] As part of England's social-media facing squad announcement, her name was announced by DJ Monki.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 November 2020[17][18]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe[c] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2014 WSL 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2015 6 0 0 0 3 0 9 0
2016 8 0 0 0 4 0 8 1 20 1
2017 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2017–18 18 0 1 0 6 0 8 0 33 0
2018–19 WSL 19 1 3 0 7 0 2 0 31 1
2019–20 14 2 0 0 5 0 4 0 23 2
2020–21 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[d] 0 7 1
Career total 86 4 4 0 27 0 22 1 1 0 133 5

Honours[edit]

Manchester City[18]

England

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players - England" (PDF). FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 8. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Women's World Cup 2019: Mapping England's Lionesses squad". BBC Sport. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Keira Walsh player profile". Manchester City FC. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Keira Walsh pens first senior contract". Manchester City FC. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  5. ^ "MCWFC 1 Brøndby IF 0". Manchester City FC. Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Keira Walsh extends contract". Manchester City FC. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Kiera Walsh hands in Manchester City transfer request". Sky Sports. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  8. ^ Garry, Tom (29 July 2019). "Keira Walsh: England midfielder withdraws Manchester City transfer request". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Women's Continental League Cup: Manchester United 2–0 Manchester City". BBC Sport. 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Keira Walsh: England midfielder signs new Manchester City Women deal". BBC Sport. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Keira chosen for England squad". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Keira Walsh: FA Tesco Skills realised my football dreams". The FA. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  13. ^ "England Women: Karen Bardsley named in World Cup qualifiers squad". BBC. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  14. ^ a b "England record statement win over Japan to clinch prestigious SheBelieves Cup". The Football Association. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  15. ^ Bray, Joe (8 May 2019). "David Beckham and Raheem Sterling announce Man City Women players in England Lionesses World Cup 2019 squad". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Women's World Cup: The Lionesses have been announced!". BBC. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Manchester City Women player stats". Manchester City Women FC. Archived from the original on 4 September 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  18. ^ a b "K. Walsh". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  19. ^ Garry, Tom (6 July 2019). "Women's World Cup: England finish fourth after Sweden defeat". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 September 2019.

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