Lucy Quinn

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Lucy Quinn
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Quinn in 2021
Personal information
Full name Lucy Jane Quinn[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Southampton, England,
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City
Number 17
Youth career
Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Portsmouth 132 (48)
2016–2017 Yeovil Town 13 (6)
2017–2019 Birmingham City 29 (2)
2019–2021 Tottenham Hotspur 34 (3)
2021– Birmingham City 19 (1)
National team
2021– Republic of Ireland 11 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:57, 5 October 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 June 2022

Lucy Jane Quinn (born 29 September 1993) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Birmingham City. Born in England, she has represented the Republic of Ireland women's national football team internationally. She joined Birmingham City for a second time in 2021, having also played for Portsmouth, Yeovil Town and Tottenham Hotspur.

Career[edit]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Growing up, Quinn studied GCSEs at Wildern Secondary School and later studied A levels at Itchen College in Southampton.[2] Quinn signed with FA WSL 2 side Yeovil Town during the summer of 2016.[3] She scored her first goal for the club during her debut – a 1–1 draw against Sheffield.[3]

Birmingham City[edit]

In September 2017, it was announced Quinn had signed with Birmingham City.[4] During a match against former league champions Manchester City, she scored the game-opening goal to lift Birmingham to a 1–0 lead within the first ten minutes.[5]

International career[edit]

Quinn represented Great Britain at the 2017 World University Games where she won the golden boot award for most goals scored.[6] The same year, she represented England at the 2017 Women's Euro Beach Soccer Cup, where she earned the best goalkeeper award.[6][7]

In September 2021, Quinn received her Irish passport and FIFA approval to play for the Republic of Ireland women's national football team. Her first call-up was for a friendly game against Australia on 21 September 2021 at Tallaght Stadium.[8] Quinn started Ireland's 3–2 win and was credited with creating an own goal in the 11th minute when her free kick deflected into the goal off Australia goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold to give Ireland the lead: "I can absolutely claim the goal no matter what it goes down as. I had to do something to make the keeper have to work. So for me it's a debut goal, no one can take it away from me."[9]

Honours[edit]

England beach soccer
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Match Report" (PDF). 2017 Summer Universiade. 22 August 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 August 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  2. ^ @ItchenSport (9 December 2018). "Great to see ex-student Lucy Quinn playing for Birmingham City against Manchester City in the WSL" (Tweet). Retrieved 11 December 2018 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b Church, Daniel (2 September 2016). "Yeovil Town Ladies' Lucy Quinn: I don't remember my goalscoring debut!". Shoot. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Lucy Quinn: Birmingham City Ladies sign Yeovil Town forward". BBC. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Birmingham's Lucy Quinn scores sublime curler against Manchester City in the WSL". Four Four Two. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Birmingham City Ladies Capture Quinn". She Kicks. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ "University soccer stars called up to world games". The Argus. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Lucy Quinn: Birmingham City forward cleared to play for Republic of Ireland". BBC Sport. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  9. ^ Leahy, Ed (22 September 2021). "Life no longer a beach for Ireland debutant Lucy Quinn". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 24 September 2021.

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