Stef Curtis

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Stef Curtis
Personal information
Full name Stefanie Leanne Curtis[1]
Date of birth (1983-12-05) 5 December 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Midfielder /
Forward
Club information
Current team
Bristol Academy
Youth career
South Bristol Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2009 Bristol Academy
2009–2010 Chelsea Ladies
2011 Birmingham City Ladies 4 (0)
2012– Bristol Academy
National team
Republic of Ireland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stefanie Leanne "Stef" Curtis (born 5 December 1983 in Bristol, United Kingdom)[2] is a footballer who plays for Bristol Academy in the FA WSL. She is also a senior Republic of Ireland international. Curtis plays mainly as a midfielder or forward, but has also provided cover as an emergency goalkeeper.[3]

Club career[edit]

In 2009–10 Curtis played her club football for Chelsea Ladies in the FA Women's Premier League National Division, the top level of women's football in England. She had previously joined Bristol Academy from South Bristol Wanderers[4] in 1999 when the club was known as Bristol Rovers W.F.C., and became one of their longest serving players.[5]

A cash-crisis at Bristol Academy in summer 2009 led to the departure of Manager Gary Green and several leading players. Corinne Yorston left for Arsenal, Curtis for Chelsea and Gwennan Harries for Everton.[6]

In December 2010, Curtis was revealed to have signed for Birmingham City's FA WSL squad.[7] After a campaign disrupted by injury, her return to Bristol Academy was announced in March 2012.[8]

International career[edit]

Curtis plays international football for the Republic of Ireland women's national football team.[9] In October 2009 she suffered a serious cruciate ligament injury during a World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RCD Espanyol 6–1 Bristol Academy WFC". International Women's Cup. 17 May 2008. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription". General Register Office for England and Wales. Retrieved 16 April 2016 – via Findmypast. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Tony Leighton (13 December 2007). "Arsenal grab late win at Bristol". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Gas Girls Head For The Algarve". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Stephanie Curtis". Bristol Academy Women's Football Club. Retrieved 20 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Green loses Bristol Academy job amid funding worries". Bristol Evening Post. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Exciting Blues news!". She Kicks. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Vixens' signing spree increases their firepower for the big kick-off". Bristol Evening Post. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Republic of Ireland: Women – Squad Profile". Football Association of Ireland. 21 March 2006. Retrieved 20 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Senior Women Player Profiles". Football Association of Ireland. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

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