Sandy MacIver

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Sandy MacIver
Sandy MacIver Clemson 2019 (cropped).jpg
MacIver playing for Clemson Tigers in 2019
Personal information
Full name Alexandra Elena MacIver[1]
Date of birth (1998-06-18) 18 June 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Winsford, England[2]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 22
Youth career
0000–2015 Everton[3]
2015–2016 Manchester City[2]
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Clemson Tigers 55 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020–2022 Everton 39 (0)
2022– Manchester City 1 (0)
International career
2014–2015 England U17 4 (0)
2016–2017 England U19 6 (0)
2018 England U20 7 (0)
2019 England U21 1 (0)
2021– England 1 (0)
2021 Great Britain 0 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 8 November 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 6 September 2022

Alexandra Elena MacIver (born 18 June 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Women's Super League club Manchester City and the England women's national team.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

MacIver began her youth career at Everton. On 1 June 2014, she appeared as a substitute in the FA Girls' Youth Cup final against Liverpool held at Stadium MK. Everton lost 1–0.[3] In 2015, she moved to the academy at Manchester City.


In 2016, MacIver moved to the United States on a soccer scholarship to play for Clemson Tigers of the ACC. She made four appearances in her freshman year. From her sophomore year onward she was Clemson's starter, starting 17 games in each of the following three seasons. On 19 October 2019 she registered her first career assist, in a game against Syracuse.[2]


On 2 January 2020, MacIver rejoined Everton after graduating from Clemson.[4] She made her professional debut on 19 January 2020 in a 3–1 league win over Reading.[5] On 1 November 2020, MacIver won the player of the match award in the 2020 Women's FA Cup Final, despite Everton losing 1–3 after extra time to her former club Manchester City.[6]

Manchester City[edit]

On 2 July 2022, Manchester City announced the signing of MacIver on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[7]

International career[edit]

MacIver during the Chelsea FC Women v Everton FC Women match on 12 September 2021


MacIver has represented England at under-17, under-19, under-20 and under-21 level. She started every game for England at the 2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship; however, England were knocked out at the group stage.[8] She also started every game at the 2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship where England finished in fifth place.[9] MacIver was part of the England squad that won bronze medal in the 2018 U20 World Cup in France, and was awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament's best goalkeeper.[10][11][12]


In February 2019, MacIver named as part of the England senior team's traveling party during the 2019 SheBelieves Cup and trained with the team during the tournament but was not part of the playing squad.[13] In August 2019, MacIver received her first senior England call up for friendlies against Belgium and Norway but did not make an appearance.[14] She was left out the next two camps but returned as part of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup squad in February 2020 following a return to England with FA WSL club Everton.[15] She made her senior international debut on 23 February 2021 as a 61st minute substitute in a 6–0 friendly win over Northern Ireland.[16][17]

Team GB[edit]

On 27 May 2021, it was announced that MacIver had been selected as one of four reserve players for the Great Britain women's Olympic football team for the delayed 2020 Olympics, the third choice goalkeeper behind Ellie Roebuck and Karen Bardsley.[18] Despite Bardsley being forced to withdraw a month prior to the tournament, MacIver remained a reserve player and Hege Riise called-up the previously unnamed Carly Telford as a replacement instead.[19] On 1 July 2021, the IOC and FIFA confirmed squads would be expanded from 18 to 22 meaning MacIver would be available for selection to the matchday squad.[20] She was included as an unused substitute for one match, a 1–1 group stage draw with Canada.[21]

Personal life[edit]

On 29 May 2012, MacIver was a torch carrier during the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay as it was taken through Chester.[22]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 24 April 2022.[23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2019–20 FA WSL 3 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
2020–21 18 0 2 0 1 0 21 0
2021–22 18 0 2 0 1 0 21 0
Career total 39 0 8 0 2 0 49 0


Statistics accurate as of match played 21 July 2021.
Year England
Apps Goals
2021 1 0
Total 1 0
Year Great Britain
Apps Goals
2021 0 0
Total 0 0



Manchester City



England U20



  1. ^ a b "List of Players – England" (PDF). FIFA. 5 August 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Sandy MacIver". Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Elmore strike wins FA Girls' Youth Cup for Liverpool". Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Everton Women Sign Goalkeeper MacIver".
  5. ^ "Everton 3–1 Reading".
  6. ^ "Man City win FA Cup after extra time". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Man City Women sign goalkeeper Sandy MacIver from Everton Women". Sky Sports.
  8. ^ "Summary – UEFA U17 Championship Women – Europe – Results, fixtures, tables and news – Women Soccerway". Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Women's Under-19 – Scotland-England". Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  10. ^ a b Dunn, Carrie (24 August 2018). "Silver Boot for sensational Georgia Stanway, Golden Glove for Sandy Maciver". Eurosport Asia. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  11. ^ "ENGLAND SQUAD NAMED FOR FIFA WOMEN'S U20 WORLD CUP". The FA. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  12. ^ a b "ENGLAND WIN BRONZE MEDAL AT FIFA U20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP". The FA. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  13. ^ Association, The Football. "Phil Neville names England Women's squad for SheBelieves Cup".
  14. ^ "Lionesses: Phil Neville names four debutants in squad for friendlies". BBC Sport. 20 August 2019.
  15. ^ Association, The Football. "Neville names youthful SheBelieves squad as England prepare to defend title".
  16. ^ "England Women 6-0 Northern Ireland".
  17. ^ "White hat-trick as England thrash NI". BBC Sport.
  18. ^ "Team GB: Steph Houghton, Sophie Ingle and Caroline Weir in Olympics squad". 27 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  19. ^ "Carly Telford replaces injured Karen Bardsley in Team GB squad". Sky Sports. 18 June 2021.
  20. ^ "FIFA confirms roster changes for Olympic soccer". Associated Press. 1 July 2021.
  21. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020: Canada - Great Britain".
  22. ^ Henwood, Jo (5 August 2016). "Remember when the Olympic Torch set Chester alight". chesterchronicle.
  23. ^ "Sandy MacIver player profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 September 2022.

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