Vaila Barsley

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Vaila Barsley
Vaila Barsley 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Vaila Marie Barsley
Date of birth (1987-09-15) 15 September 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Eskilstuna United
Number 15
Youth career
Stalham Knights
2004–2005 Norwich City
2005–2006 Arsenal
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 St. John's Red Storm 65 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Long Island Rough Riders
2011 Afturelding 16 (3)
2012 Long Island Rough Riders
2012 Peamount United
2013– Eskilstuna United 115 (21)
National team
2003–2004 England U17
2017– Scotland 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:05, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:58, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Vaila Marie Barsley (born 15 September 1987) is a football defender who is the captain of Swedish Damallsvenskan club Eskilstuna United.

Barsley played college soccer for St. John's Red Storm while attending St. John's University on a five-year accountancy degree. After graduating she began working for Ernst & Young in New York City, but negotiated a leave of absence when Swedish club Eskilstuna United offered her a professional soccer contract in 2013.[1] Barsley's nine goals from defence helped Eskilstuna win promotion to the Damallsvenskan in her first season.[2] In the 2015 Damallsvenskan season, Eskilstuna finished runners-up to FC Rosengård and Barsley was awarded a new two-year contract.[3]

Barsley's mother is from Shetland, which qualifies her to play for Scotland.[4] She made her full international debut on 11 April 2017, in a 5–0 defeat against Belgium.[5]


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  1. ^ "Red Storm Alumna Vaila Barsley Continues Career With Pro Contract". St. John's University (New York City). 8 April 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Även Vaila Barsley stannar i Eskilstuna" (in Swedish). 3 December 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. ^ Lundin, Josefin (28 October 2015). "Vaila Barsley om fortsättningen i Eskilstuna United" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  4. ^ Lindsay, Clive (29 March 2017). "Scotland women: Signeul hopes to add Barsley and Howard to squad to face Belgium". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ Campbell, Alan (11 April 2017). "Belgium women 5-0 Scotland women: Anna Signeul's side lose Euro 2017 warm-up". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 12 April 2017.

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