Louise Quinn

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Louise Quinn
Louise Quinn Eskilstuna.jpg
Personal information
Full name Louise Quinn
Date of birth (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Blessington, Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
Blessington Boys FC
Lakeside FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2012 Peamount United
2013–2016 Eskilstuna United 90 (13)
2017 Notts County Ladies 1 (0)
2017– Arsenal 30 (4)
National team
2008– Republic of Ireland 68 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:48, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Louise Quinn (born 17 June 1990) is an Irish footballer who plays as a defender for English club Arsenal and the Ireland national soccer team.

Club career[edit]

Quinn played youth football with Lakeside FC in Wicklow[1] before joining Dublin club Peamount United in 2004.

Quinn captained Peamount to the 2008 FAI Women's Cup final at Richmond Park, where they lost 2–1 to St Francis[2] In 2010 Peamount won the FAI Cup final, after defeating Salthill Devon 4–2.[3] Quinn missed the occasion as she was on a work placement in the United States.[4]

In August 2011, Quinn scored a hat-trick against ŽNK Krka, as Peamount won 7–0 in the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round in Slovakia.[5]

Quinn moved to Swedish club Eskilstuna United in January 2013.[6] She proved a success in Sweden as Eskilstuna were promoted from the Elitettan in her first season and finished seventh in the top-level Damallsvenskan in her second. In 2015, the team finished runners-up to FC Rosengård and coach Viktor Eriksson described Quinn as one of the best defenders in the league.[7] In 2016 team captain Quinn was ever present in the league and played in the club's UEFA Women's Champions League campaign, but decided to leave Eskilstuna in November 2016.[8]

Quinn signed a short-term deal with Arsenal L.F.C. in the FA WSL on 3 May 2017.[9]

International career[edit]

Quinn captained the Ireland women's national football team at Under 19 level,[10] making a total of 25 appearances to add to her five caps for Ireland Under 17s.[11] She made her senior bow in February 2008, as a last-minute substitute for Niamh Fahey in a 4–1 friendly win over Poland at John Hyland Park in Baldonnel, Dublin.[12] In October 2008 Quinn was named in a 22-player squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying play-off against Iceland, described by Ireland's manager Noel King as "without doubt, the biggest game in the history of women's football in Ireland."[13]

In February 2009 Quinn won a second cap after making another substitute appearance, in a 2–0 friendly defeat to France.[12] After securing a regular position in the centre of Ireland's defence, Quinn was named the FAI Senior Women's International Player of the Year in 2013.[14]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ireland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 5 March 2012 Estádio Algarve, Faro  Portugal 1–2 2012 Algarve Cup 1
2 6 March 2013 Tasos Markou, Paralimni  Northern Ireland 5–1 2013 Cyprus Cup 1
3 7 March 2014 Tasos Markou, Paralimni  South Korea 1–1 2014 Cyprus Cup 1
4 5 April 2014 Tallaght Stadium, Dublin  Germany 2–3 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual. 1
5 27 October 2015 Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, Moreira de Cónegos  Portugal 2–1 2017 UEFA Women's Championship Qual. 1
6 9 March 2016 Tasos Markou, Paralimni  Finland 2–0 2016 Cyprus Cup 1
7 7 April 2016 Stadion pod Malim brdom, Petrovac  Montenegro 5–0 2017 UEFA Women's Championship Qual. 1
8 7 June 2016 Tallaght Stadium, Dublin  Montenegro 9–0 2017 UEFA Women's Championship Qual. 1

Personal life[edit]

Quinn was awarded an FAI scholarship to University College Dublin.[15] She also represented Irish Universities at the World University Games, playing in the 2009 tournament in Belgrade.[16]


  1. ^ "Lakeside lose out despite good display". Wicklow People. 2001-09-12. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
  2. ^ "St. Francis win FAI Umbro Women's Cup in dramatic fashion". FAI.ie. 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  3. ^ Stephen Finn (2010-07-26). "O'Gorman Peamount hat-trick hero". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  4. ^ "Salthill and Peamount set for Umbro Women's Cup final". FAI. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
  5. ^ "Peamount crush Krka". She Kicks. 2011-08-14. Archived from the original on 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  6. ^ "Irländska till Eskilstuna United" (in Swedish). Damfotboll.com. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  7. ^ Hannigan, Mary (14 January 2016). "Louise Quinn enjoying her football career in Sweden". The Irish Times. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  8. ^ Fredriksson, Emelie (24 November 2016). "Verklig trotjänare lämnar United" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Louise Quinn: Former Notts County defender joins Arsenal Ladies". BBC Sport. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Louise Quinn [under-19]". Soccerscene.ie. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
  11. ^ "Senior Women Player Profiles". Football Association of Ireland. 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
  12. ^ a b "Louise Quinn [senior]". Soccerscene.ie. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
  13. ^ "Arsenal stars in for Ireland's 'biggest game'". UEFA.com. 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  14. ^ "The mighty Quinn!". The Irish Independent. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  15. ^ John Hudson (2008-10-27). "CUFL: Facilitators, scholarships and website launched". Herald.ie. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  16. ^ "World University Games". FAI Third Level Football. Retrieved 2010-10-07.

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