Brooke Hendrix

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Brooke Hendrix
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Hendrix with West Ham United in 2018
Personal information
Full name Brooke Tatum Hendrix [1]
Date of birth (1993-05-06) May 6, 1993 (age 31)
Place of birth Sharpsburg, Georgia, United States
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Team information
Current team
Tampa Bay Sun
College career
2011–2014 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71 (7)
Senior career*
2016 Atlanta Silverbacks
2016 Rangers
2016–2017 FC Staad 7 (1)
2017 Fylkir 6 (1)
2017–2018 Brescia 23 (0)
2018–2019 West Ham United 21 (0)
2020 Washington Spirit 4 (0)
2021 Racing Louisville 7 (0)
2022 Melbourne Victory 11 (1)
2022–2024 Reading 26 (1)
2024– Tampa Bay Sun 0 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17 June 2024
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of December 15, 2018

Brooke Tatum Hendrix (born May 6, 1993) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for Tampa Bay Sun in the USL Super League.


College career

Hendrix played college soccer at Southern Miss from 2011 to 2014. [1]

Club career

In 2016 Hendrix attended trials in the Netherlands with SC Heerenveen and AFC Ajax, but was not contracted by either team. Instead she played in the summer season with Atlanta Silverbacks and ended 2016 in Scotland with Glasgow Rangers. Keen to keep playing when the Scottish season ended, she signed for Swiss club FC Staad in January 2017. [2] [3]

Hendrix represented Fylkir in the 2017 Úrvalsdeild, then joined Brescia ahead of the 2017–18 Serie A season. With the Biancoazzurre she was a runner-up in the league and the cup and played in the UEFA Champions League. She signed for English FA WSL club West Ham in July 2018. [4]

Hendrix was acquired by Racing Louisville in December 2020. [5]

In February 2022 Hendrix signed for reigning A-League Women Champions Melbourne Victory. [6] Hendrix arrival at the Victory signalled a turnaround in their fortunes. She scored on debut in a 1–0 over the Newcastle Jets and dramatically changed a leaky defence. Prior to the Grand Final, Victory lost just two of eight games since her arrival, conceding 0.9 goals per game as opposed to the average of 2.2 goals per game conceded in the six games prior. [7] Victory were crowned Women's A-League Champions on March 27, 2022, after beating Sydney FC in the Grand Final. [8]

On 21 July 2022, Reading announced the signing of Hendrix from Melbourne Victory on a two-year contract. [9] On 2 February 20204, Hendrix was appointed as club captain of Reading following the departure of Lily Woodham. [10]

On June 17, 2024, it was announced that Hendrix had signed with Tampa Bay Sun ahead of the inaugural USL Super League season. [11]

Career statistics

As of match played 28 April 2024 [12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupContinentalOtherTotal
Reading 2022–23 FA Women's Super League 70101090
2023–24 Women's Championship 1912040251
Career total2613050----341

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