Lesley Higgs

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Lesley Higgs
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-10-25) 25 October 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hemel Hempstead
Milton Keynes
Millwall Lionesses
Arsenal Ladies
1994–1997 Wembley Ladies
1997– Arsenal Ladies
National team
England (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lesley Higgs (née Shipp; born 25 October 1965)[1] is an English former international women's football goalkeeper. She appeared for England in the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Finals.[1]

Club career[edit]

While playing for Arsenal, Higgs was Player of the Match in the 1993 WFA Cup final.[2]

In 1995, Higgs was playing for Wembley Ladies.[3] She left Wembley to rejoin Arsenal in the 1997 close season.[4]

International career[edit]

Higgs went to the 1995 World Cup as deputy to regular England keeper Pauline Cope. With quarter-final qualification ensured after winning the first two group games, Higgs played in the final group game, a 3–2 win against Nigeria.[5]


  1. ^ a b "England:Lesley Higgs". FIFA. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  2. ^ Sam Elliott (1993-04-25). "Football / Women's FA Cup Final: Arsenal on trail of the treble: Shipp stands firm as the Belles rue lack of a finishing touch: Sam Elliott reports from Oxford". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Cowgate Kestrels wing their way into the biggest week of their footballing lives boosted by a surprise international call-up for goalkeeper Linda Fryer". The Newcastle Evening Chronicle. 1995-02-18. 
  4. ^ Pete Davies (1997-09-07). "New Year for Belles of the ball". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Nigeria - England 2:3". FIFA. 1995-06-10. Retrieved 2009-11-12.