Niki Cross

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Niki Cross
N Cross 09.jpg
Cross in 2009
Personal information
Full name Nicole Anne Cross
Date of birth (1985-05-30) May 30, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Houston Dash
Number 19
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 SoccerPlus Connecticut ? (?)
2008 Umeå Södra FF 6 (0)
2009–2010 Saint Louis Athletica 15 (1)
2010 FC Gold Pride 1 (0)
2010–2011 Newcastle Jets FC 9 (0)
2011 Boston Breakers 6 (0)
2011 Medkila IL 7 (1)
2012–2014 FC Bayern Munich 6 (0)
2014 Washington Spirit 10 (0)
2015 Houston Dash 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 20, 2015.

Niki Cross (born May 30, 1985) is a retired American soccer player. She last played for the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League in the 2015 season; the team acquired her via trade with the Washington Spirit on December 2, 2014.[1] She retired partway through the 2015 season, making her last appearance on August 1 against the Washington Spirit.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Connecticut Huskies[edit]

Cross played in 92 career games ranking 13th on the UConn Games Played list.[4]

Umeå Södra FF[edit]

On August 11, 2008, Cross joined Swedish Damallsvenskan club Umeå Södra FF.[4]

Medkila IL[edit]

On August 31, 2011, Cross inked a contract in Norway with Medkila IL.[5]

FC Bayern Munich[edit]

On January 12, 2012, Cross joined German Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich.[6] On May 9, 2012, Cross signed a new two-year contract to remain in Munich.[7] On May 12, 2012, she was part of the FC Bayern Munich squad who dethroned the German Cup title holders 1. FFC Frankfurt with a 2–0 in the 2011–12 final in Cologne and celebrated the biggest success of the club's history since winning the 1976 championship.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Bayern Munich

Personal life[edit]

Cross holds a German passport.[9] Married Molly S Bodell on Feb. 6th 2016. Sister-in-law Adelaide Bodell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niki Cross". Houston Dash. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Crook, Ben (July 29, 2015). "Houston Dash defender Niki Cross sticks to her commitment, leaves with the team owing a "debt of gratitude"". HoustonDashSoccer.com. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Match Recap: Houston Dash 1, Washington Spirit 3; Dunn's first half hat trick puts Spirit out of reach of second half comeback attempt". HoustonDashSoccer.com. August 1, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Former UConn Women's Soccer Standout Niki Cross Signs With Umea Sodra". uconnhuskies.com. August 11, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Niki Cross and Danesha Adams to Norway". cwfootball.com. August 31, 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Zwei US-Girls für die Bayern" (in German). kicker.de. January 12, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "FC Bayern hält Pokalheldinnen" (in German). kicker.de. May 9, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "FC Bayern ist Pokalsieger – im dritten Anlauf!" (in German). kicker.de. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nicole Cross". cwfootball.com. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 

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