Molly Bartrip

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Molly Bartrip
Personal information
Full name Molly Bartrip
Date of birth (1996-06-01) 1 June 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Romford, England
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 5
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Charlton Athletic
Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2021 Reading 59 (0)
2021– Tottenham Hotspur 16 (0)
National team
2011–2012 England U17 9 (0)
2013–2015 England U19 9 (0)
2016 England U20 3 (0)
2016– England U23 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 March 2022[1]
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 June 2017

Molly Bartrip (born 1 June 1996) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Tottenham.[2]

Early life[edit]

Molly Bartrip started her playing career at age seven with Tottenham's U10s team, in the mid-2000s. She was initially scouted while playing on a local boys team.[3] At age 11 she went on to play for Charlton Athletic and a few years after that she joined Arsenal.[4][5]

Club career[edit]

Reading[edit]

Bartrip joined Reading on 4 April 2014 from Arsenal's academy, ahead of the club's debut season in the newly created FA Women's Super League 2.[6][7] She played four matches in the 2014 WSL Cup for Reading but no league appearances. In December 2015 Bartrip signed a professional contract with Reading ahead of the club's debut in the WSL.[8]

Her WSL debut came in the season opener on 23 March 2016 in a start against her former club Arsenal.[9] She scored her first and only goal for the club on 1 November 2017 in a win against Watford in the group stage of the 2017–18 FA WSL Cup.[10] Bartrip made her 100th appearance across all competitions for Reading on 10 February 2021 in a win away to Manchester United.[11] She left the club after the 2020–21 FA WSL season, along with seven other players.[12][13]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On 16 July 2021 she joined Tottenham Hotspur from Reading for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year contract.[14][2] She played her first game for Spurs in a 1–0 league win over Birmingham City.[15]

Personal life[edit]

In 2018, Bartrip revealed that she had anorexia nervosa during her teenage years.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Molly Bartrip". GOAL. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Molly Bartrip completes move". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Molly v Ana - a teenage footballer's battle with anorexia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Molly Bartrip profile, statistics and news". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Who is Molly Bartrip?". SYST Business. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  6. ^ "BARTRIP JOINS THE ROYALS". www.facebook.com. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  7. ^ getreading (11 July 2014). "Molly Bartrip gets the call up for England Under-19s". BerkshireLive. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Reading sign up Bruton and Bartrip". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Arsenal vs. Reading - 23 March 2016 - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Result Details". womenscompetitions.thefa.com. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  11. ^ FC, Reading. "💯 Bartrip makes 100th Royals appearance". Reading FC. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Eight players to depart from Reading FC Women this summer". Reading Chronicle. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  13. ^ FC, Reading. "Reading FC Women start to reshape squad ahead of fresh 2021-22 challenge". Reading FC. Retrieved 8 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Tottenham sign defender Bartrip". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Graham scores as Spurs beat Birmingham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  16. ^ Falkingham, Katie (7 November 2018). "Molly Bartrip: Reading defender on overcoming teenage anorexia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 December 2018.

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