Rosella Ayane

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Rosella Ayane
London Bees Vs Millwall (18350604940).jpg
Rosella Ayane with Millwall in 2015.
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Reading, England
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 23
Youth career
Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Chelsea 6 (1)
2015Millwall (loan)
2016Bristol City (loan) 8 (3)
2016Everton (loan) 12 (1)
2017–2018 Apollon Limassol 15 (14)
2018–2019 Bristol City 15 (1)
2019– Tottenham Hotspur 43 (2)
National team
2011–2012 England U17 7 (1)
2014–2015 England U19 10 (2)
2021– Morocco 7 (5)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 3 April 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12 April 2022

Rosella Ayane (born 16 March 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Tottenham Hotspur. Internationally, Ayane represented England at under-17 and under-19 level before being capped at senior level by Morocco.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Ayane started her career with Chelsea after coming through the club's Centre of Excellence. She began in the youth system, in 2012 she was a part of the Chelsea U17 that won the league and cup double.[2] She made her first-team debut in August 2013 against Doncaster Rovers Belles; Chelsea won.[1] Three more appearances followed against Everton, Bristol City and Notts County before Ayane was selected as part of Chelsea's squad for the 2013 International Women's Club Championship, she played twice as Chelsea finished second.[1][2] On 30 August, Ayane scored four goals against London Bees in the FA WSL Cup in an 8–0 victory.[3]

Loan spells[edit]

After making four appearances in all competitions for Chelsea in 2014, Ayane was loaned out in 2015 to Millwall; a team she scored twice against for Chelsea in 2015 in the FA WSL Cup.[1][4] After a few months with Millwall, she returned to her parent club. 2016 saw a loan move to Bristol City, with whom she made nine appearances and scored three goals in all competitions before returning to Chelsea after Bristol manager Willie Kirk decided against extending her loan.[5][6] A few weeks after leaving Bristol, she was loaned out as Everton became her fourth career club.[7] She scored her first Everton goal on 17 July in a 3–0 win over Yeovil Town.[8]

Apollon Limassol[edit]

In August 2017, Ayane joined Cypriot First Division side Apollon Limassol.[1][9] She scored on her debut for the club, getting the opening goal in a 4–0 home win in the first match of Group 5 in the 2017–18 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round against NSA Sofia.[10] On the second matchday, versus Noroc Nimoreni of Moldova, she scored a hat-trick in a 5–0 victory.[10] Ayane followed that up with a goal in the final qualifying group match against Sturm Graz to help advance Apollon into the knockout phase.[1][10] She netted on her league debut for Apollon on 5 November, scoring the opening goal in a 16–0 win over Champions Ypsona.[11]

In total, she scored nineteen goals in nineteen games in all competitions in her debut season.[1][11] In April 2018, she was voted into the Players' Team of the Season.[12]

Bristol City[edit]

On 18 August 2018, Ayane completed a move to rejoin former loan club Bristol City.[13][14] One goal in eighteen appearances followed across 2018–19.[1]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

In July 2019, Ayane moved across the FA WSL to newly-promoted Tottenham Hotspur.[15][16] Her first appearance for Tottenham was against Everton as a substitute on 13 September 2020 and her first goal came in a game against Aston Villa on 13 December 2020.

International career[edit]

Ayane has played for England at Under-17 and Under-19 level.[1][17] Between 2011 and 2012 she won seven caps and scored one goal (vs. Finland, in a 2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualifier). In 2014, Ayane made her debut for the England U19s and scored the second goal in a 2–0 win.[1] A year later she scored her second goal for England U19s in a 2–2 draw against Norway in a 2015 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship qualifier, a match that was replayed in extraordinary circumstances after a refereeing error.[18] In total, Ayane made 17 appearances and scored 3 goals for the U17s and U19s respectively.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 3 April 2022.[1][11]
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2013 FA WSL 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 6 1
2014 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 2
2015 0 0 0 0 3 4 1[b] 0 4 4
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 1 0 0 5 6 1 0 2 0 14 7
Bristol City (loan) 2016 FA WSL 2 8 3 1 0 0 0 9 3
Everton (loan) 2016 FA WSL 2 12 1 0 0 1 0 13 1
Apollon Limassol 2017–18 First Division 15 14 0 0 4[b] 5 19 19
Bristol City 2018–19 FA WSL 15 1 0 0 3 0 18 1
Tottenham Hotspur 2019–20 FA WSL 11 0 2 0 4 1 17 1
2020–21 19 1 3 0 2 1 24 2
2021–22 13 1 1 0 4 3 18 4
Total 43 2 6 0 10 5 0 0 0 0 59 7
Career total 99 22 7 0 19 11 5 5 2 0 132 38
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in the International Women's Club Championship
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in the UEFA Women's Champions League

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 12 April 2022.
Year Morocco
Apps Goals
2021 3 1
2022 4 4
Total 7 5


International goals[edit]

As of match played 12 April 2022. Morocco score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ayane goal.
No. Cap Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 10 June 2021[19] Stade Moulay Hassan, Rabat, Morocco  Mali 1–0 3–0 Friendly
2 5 22 February 2022[20] Hibernians Stadium, Paola, Malta  Moldova 2–0 4–0 2022 Malta International Women's Football Tournament
3 6 7 April 2022[21] Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Gambia 3–0 6–1 Friendly
4 7 12 April 2022 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco  Ghana 1–0 2–0
5 2–0

Honours[edit]

Chelsea[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Rosella Ayane profile". Soccerway. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Rosella Ayane profile". Chelsea L.F.C. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Ladies report: Chelsea 8 London Bees 0". Chelsea L.F.C. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Rosella Ayane: Millwall Lionesses sign Chelsea striker on loan". BBC Sport. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Rosella Ayane joins the Vixens on loan from Chelsea Ladies". Bristol City W.F.C. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Rosella Ayane returns to Chelsea". Bristol City W.F.C. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Everton Ladies sign Chelsea's Rosella Ayane and Arsenal's Chloe Kelly". BBC Sport. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Everton 3-0 Yeovil Town". Everton L.F.C. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Rosella Ayane το νέο απόκτημα". Apollon 1954. 13 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "Rosella Ayane profile". UEFA. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  11. ^ a b c "Rosella Ayane profile". Cyprus Football Association. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  12. ^ "ΠΑ.Σ.Π: Βραβεύτηκαν οι κορυφαίοι σε γυναικείο και Β' κατηγορία". Politis. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  13. ^ "City women sign trio of forwards ahead of the new season". Bristol City W.F.C. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Rosella Ayane is back in the FA WSL after facing "tough challenges".
  15. ^ "Introducing our Tottenham Hotspur Women players". Tottenham Hotspur. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur Women: Gemma Davison among seven new signings". BBC Sport. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Rosella Ayane profile". UEFA. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  18. ^ "England women: Leah Williamson penalty books Euro spot". BBC Sport. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  19. ^ Mazouz, Salah Eddine. "Womes Football: Morocco Crushes Mali 3-0". Morocco World News.
  20. ^ "Moldova a cedat în fața Marocului". Federația Moldovenească de Fotbal (in Romanian).
  21. ^ "Match Report of Morocco vs Gambia - 2022-04-08 - FIFA Friendlies". globalsportsarchive.com.

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