Rhiannon Roberts

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Rhiannon Roberts
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Rhiannon Roberts lined up before a match representing Wales in September 2015
Personal information
Full name Rhiannon Beth Roberts[1]
Date of birth (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Chester, England
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Liverpool
Number 4
Youth career
Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Blackburn Rovers 50 (3)
2013–2018 Doncaster Rovers Belles 71 (7)
2018– Liverpool 24 (1)
National team
2010 England Under–23
2015– Wales 29 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:55, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16:10, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Rhiannon Beth "Razza" Roberts (born 30 August 1990) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a defender for Liverpool in the Women's Super League[2] and the Wales national team.

Club career[edit]

Roberts broke into the Blackburn Rovers Ladies first team towards the end of the 2008–09 season.[3] Her first Blackburn goal came in April 2009, against Birmingham City Ladies in the FA Women's Premier League.[3] She left Blackburn for a 15-month contract with Doncaster Rovers Belles in July 2013.[4]

International career[edit]

Roberts has represented England Colleges, playing in the side's first ever fixture, against Australia schools in February 2008.[5] In June 2010 she was called up by coach Brent Hills to the England Under–23 team for a mini tournament at the University of Warwick.[6] The following year Roberts represented Great Britain at the 2011 Universiade in Shenzhen, China.[7] Despite Roberts' opening goal, Britain were eliminated after a 3–2 defeat by the hosts at Bao'an Stadium.

In August 2015 Roberts' good form with Doncaster Rovers Belles won her a call-up to a training camp with Jayne Ludlow's senior Wales squad.[8] She was selected for Wales' next UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying match in Austria and started the 3–0 defeat in Sankt Pölten.[9]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 August 2019 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Faroe Islands 6–0 6–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying

Statistics[edit]

to October 2009

Club Season League WFA Cup Premier League Cup County Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers Ladies[3] 2008–09 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eesti universiaadikoondis mängib kohtadele" (in Estonian). Põlva FC Lootos. 19 August 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Rhiannon Roberts: Liverpool Ladies sign Wales defender from Doncaster Rovers Belles". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Rhiannon Roberts". Blackburn Rovers F.C. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Belles Sign Blackburn Duo". Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  5. ^ "England colleges make promising debut". Fair Game. 7 February 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Blackburn Rovers defender Rhiannon Roberts recieves [sic] England call-up". Burnley Express. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Great Britain Shenzhen 2011" (PDF). British Universities and Colleges Sport. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  8. ^ Little, Leandra (19 August 2015). "International: Captain Gives Her Thoughts". Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Austria 3 - 0 Wales". UEFA. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.

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