Rachel Corsie

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Rachel Corsie
Rachel Corsie 2014 (cropped).jpg
Corsie playing for Scotland in 2014
Personal information
Full name Rachel Louise Corsie[1]
Date of birth (1989-08-17) 17 August 1989 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Utah Royals FC
Number 2
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Aberdeen Ladies
2008–2013 Glasgow City
2014 Notts County 13 (0)
2015–2017 Seattle Reign FC 44 (3)
2015 Glasgow City (loan)
2018– Utah Royals FC 1 (0)
National team
2009– Scotland 94 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 October 2017

Rachel Louise Corsie (born 17 August 1989) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League and the Scotland national team. She previously played for Glasgow City in the Scottish Women's Premier League and English FA WSL club Notts County. Corsie made her senior national team debut against France in March 2009 and has since amassed over eighty appearances for the national team.

Club career[edit]

Glasgow City, 2008–2014[edit]

In July 2008 Corsie joined Glasgow City from Aberdeen Ladies at age 18.[2] In her first season with City she contributed 10 goals as the club won a domestic treble.[3] She also featured in the UEFA Women's Champions League.[1]

In May 2012, Corsie made her 100th league appearance for Glasgow City. Of the milestone, Glasgow City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black said, "I think it shows remarkable consistently she has managed to rack up 100 starts for the club in such a short period of time. People tend to forget that Rachel is still only 22 years of age and is continuing to develop as a player."[4]

Notts County, 2014[edit]

Corsie left Glasgow City for Notts County in January 2014, to fulfil her ambition of playing in England. She was attracted to playing at Meadow Lane and training full-time.[5] In January 2015 it was announced by Notts County Ladies that Corsie had chosen not to continue with the club for their forthcoming season. After a successful year at Notts where she was captain throughout the season, she had also been awarded Supporters Player of the Season and joint Managers Player of the Season. Many fans rated Corsie as the best Centre Back of the 2014 season.[6][7]

Seattle Reign FC, 2015–2017[edit]

Corsie signed with American side Seattle Reign FC for the 2015 season of the National Women's Soccer League in January 2015.[8] Of her signing, Reign FC head coach Laura Harvey said, "Rachel is a terrific player who will bring depth and experience to our backline. She will make the entire defensive unit stronger by providing us flexibility we lacked last season. We are excited to have her with the club and know she will make an impact."[9]

Corsie was released by Seattle in January 2018.[10]

Glasgow City, 2015 (loan)[edit]

On 25 September Corsie re-joined Glasgow City on loan from Seattle Reign FC.[11]

Utah Royals FC, 2018–[edit]

On 19 March 2018, Corsie signed with Utah Royals FC.[12]

International career[edit]

Corsie (L) chases Sweden's Hanna Folkesson

Corsie captained the Scotland U-19 team to the finals of the 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.[13] At the 2009 Cyprus Cup, Corsie made her senior debut against France and was selected in all Scotland's games at the tournament.[14]

As of January 2015, Corsie has earned over 70 caps for the senior national team and has scored 13 goals playing primarily in the central defender position.[15] She scored three goals during the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification. In March 2011, Corsie captained the team to a 2–0 win over England at the 2011 Cyprus Cup, a first for Scotland in more than 30 years.[16]

International goals[edit]

Results list Scotland's goal tally first.[17]
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 15 October 2009 The Oval, Belfast  Northern Ireland 3–0 Friendly 1
2 27 March 2010 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi  Georgia 3–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
3 19 June 2010 Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia  Bulgaria 5–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
4 21 August 2010 Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton  Greece 4–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
5 21 September 2011 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh  Finland 7–2 Friendly 1
6 16 June 2012 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh  Israel 8–0 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
7 21 June 2012 Turners Cross, Cork  Republic of Ireland 1–0 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
8 22 September 2013 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn  Faroe Islands 7–2 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
9 26 September 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell  Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
10 3 August 2014 Palmerston Park, Dumfries  Wales 1–1 Friendly 1
11 20 August 2014 Estádio do Dr. José de Matos, Viana do Castelo  Portugal 1–1 Friendly 1
13 13 September 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell  Faroe Islands 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 2
14 23 October 2015 Fir Park, Motherwell  Belarus 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying 1
16 27 October 2015 FFM Training Centre, Skopje  Macedonia 4–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying 2

Personal life[edit]

Aberdeen legend Donald Colman was Corsie's great-grandfather.[14] Corsie remains an Aberdeen FC supporter, and models her game on that of Zander Diamond.[18] Corsie works in professional services at Ernst & Young as an Assurance Associate where her flexible working scheme enables her to do accountancy and football side by side. She studied at Hazlehead Academy and then undertook a degree in accountancy and finance at Robert Gordon University.[19] Corsie was awarded a women's football scholarship by the SFA.[3]



Glasgow City[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Rachel Corsie". UEFA. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Scotland defender Rachel Corsie joins Notts County from Glasgow City". Sky Sports. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Rachel Corsie". University of Stirling. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Montgomery, Laura (7 May 2012). "Glasgow City captain Rachel Corsie reaches 100 league games milestone". Scotzine. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Dewar, Heather (15 January 2014). "Scotland defender Rachel Corsie signs for Notts County". BBC. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Four Leave Meadow Lane". Notts County F.C. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Clarke & Corsie win Manager's POTY". Notts County F.C. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Reign Sign Scotland International Defender Rachel Corsie". Sounder at Heart. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  9. ^ Blakley, Chris (29 January 2015). "Seattle Reign FC Sign Defender Rachel Corsie". Playing for 90. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Campbell, Alan (4 February 2018). "Rachel Corsie on the way back after injury and looking for a club". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "Rachel Corsie to join City on loan". Glasgow City. 25 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Utah Royals FC add Scotland Captain DF Rachel Corsie to Inaugural Season Roster". Real Salt Lake. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "UEFA Women's Under 19 Championship". Scotland's Oracle. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  14. ^ a b Ross McTavish (8 April 2009). "Rachel proud to follow family tradition". Evening Express. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "Reign FC Sign Scottish International Rachel Corsie". National Women's Soccer League. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Rachel Corsie". Scottish FA. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Rachel Corsie – Women's A Squad". The Scottish FA. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "In the spotlight". Glasgow City Football Club. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  19. ^ "At the top of her game: RGU's Rachel joins Scotland's premier women's football team". Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  20. ^ "Rachel Corsie profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 

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