Megan Walsh (footballer)

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Megan Walsh
Personal information
Full name Megan Laura Walsh[1]
Date of birth (1994-11-12) 12 November 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Bromsgrove, England[2]
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[2]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 1
Youth career
2004–2011 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Aston Villa 33 (0)
2013–2015 Everton 14 (0)
2015–2017 Notts County 12 (0)
2017–2019 Yeovil Town 44 (0)
2019– Brighton & Hove Albion 45 (0)
National team
2010 England U17 1 (0)
2011–2012 England U19 4 (0)
2014–2017 England U23 3 (0)
2022– Republic of Ireland 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 3 July 2020
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19 February 2022

Megan Laura Walsh (born 12 November 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Brighton & Hove Albion of the FA Women's Super League and the Republic of Ireland.

Walsh is a product of the Aston Villa academy. She played internationally for England at all youth levels up to the under-23 side but declared for the Republic of Ireland in November 2021, for whom she is qualified by paternal descent.

Club career[edit]

Following the demise of Notts County in Spring 2017, Walsh signed for Yeovil Town for the rest of the FA WSL Spring Series.[3] In July 2019, following Yeovil's relegation to the FA Women's National League South, Walsh remained in the WSL after signing for Brighton & Hove Albion.

International career[edit]

Walsh represented Great Britain at the 2017 Summer Universiade.[4]

After representing England at youth levels between 2010 and 2020, it was announced that Walsh had changed her international allegiances to Ireland, eligible through her Wexford-born grandfather, having failed to receive a call up for the England senior team. She was called up for Ireland's Women's World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and Giorgia.[5] Walsh earned her first cap for Ireland on 19 February 2022 in a 1–0 defeat by Russia at the 2022 Pinatar Cup.[6]

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. ^ a b "Megan Walsh Interview". Keeper Portal. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Megan Walsh: Yeovil Town Ladies sign ex-Notts County goalkeeper for Spring Series". BBC Sport. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Megan Walsh: "The World University Games was an unbelievable experience"". Women's Soccer United. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Walsh makes switch to link up with WNT". Football Association of Ireland. 22 November 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Pinatar Cup: Republic of Ireland lose in tight semi-final against Russia". BBC Sport. 19 February 2022. Retrieved 26 March 2022.

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