Caroline Weir

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Caroline Weir
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Weir (9) playing for Scotland at UEFA Women's Euro 2017
Personal information
Full nameCaroline Elspeth Lillias Weir [1]
Date of birth (1995-06-20) 20 June 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland [2]
Playing position Midfielder / Forward [3]
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 19
Youth career
Elgin Star
2005–2011 Hibernian
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2013 Hibernian 40 (21)
2013–2015 Arsenal Ladies 16 (0)
2015 Bristol Academy 8 (3)
2016–2018 Liverpool 41 (13)
2018– Manchester City 10 (4)
National team
2013– Scotland 40 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14:02, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:21, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Caroline Elspeth Lillias Weir (born 20 June 1995) is a Scottish footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Manchester City of the FA WSL, and the Scotland women's national team.

Association football Team field sport

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Forward (association football) Association Football position played near the opponents goal

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Club career

Hibernian

Weir started her career in the Hibernian Ladies youth system from the age of ten. [4] In 2011, she won the SWFL First Division player of the year award for her performances in Hibs' reserve side while also making her first team debut in May against Glasgow City. [5] [6]

Hibernian L.F.C.

Hibernian Girls & Ladies Football Club is a women's football team that plays in the Scottish Women's Premier League, the top division of women's football in Scotland. Hibernian Ladies are affiliated with Hibernian in Edinburgh and use the club's training facilities and wear the club's colours.

The Scottish Women's First Division is the third tier of women's football in Scotland. It is split into North and South regions, with one team from each region promoted to SWPL 2. Teams are relegated into one of four Regional Scottish Women's Second Divisions.

Glasgow City F.C. association football club

Glasgow City Football Club is a women's football team based in Glasgow that plays in SWPL 1, the top division of women's football in Scotland and also the higher of two levels of the Scottish Women's Premier League. The club has competed in the UEFA Women's Cup and UEFA Women's Champions League. They also have a reserve team and youth teams.

Arsenal

Weir joined FA WSL side Arsenal Ladies in July 2013 after leaving high school. [7] [8] Whilst at Arsenal Weir won the 2014 FA Women's Cup. [9]

Bristol Academy

On 9 July 2015, it was announced that Weir left Arsenal for FA WSL side Bristol Academy. [10]

Liverpool

On 18 January 2016, it was announced that Weir had left relegated Bristol to sign for Liverpool. [11] While at the Reds Weir won the 2016 Liverpool Ladies Player of the Year Award. [12]

Promotion and relegation sporting term

In sports leagues, promotion and relegation is a process where teams are transferred between multiple divisions based on their performance for the completed season. The best-ranked team(s) in the lower division are promoted to the higher division for the next season, and the worst-ranked team(s) in the higher division are relegated to the lower division for the next season. In some leagues, playoffs or qualifying rounds are also used to determine rankings. This process can continue through several levels of divisions, with teams being exchanged between levels 1 and 2, levels 2 and 3, levels 3 and 4, and so on. During the season, teams that are high enough in the league table that they would qualify for promotion are sometimes said to be in the promotion zone, and those at the bottom are in the relegation zone.

Manchester City

On 1 June 2018, Manchester City announced the signing of Weir. [13]

Caroline won the Player of the Match award in the Continental Cup Final in Feb 2019 as Manchester City beat Arsenal on penalties.

International career

Having represented Scotland at all youth levels, Weir received her first call-up for the Scotland women's senior squad for their match against Iceland in June 2013. She retained her place in the squad for the following game against Germany. During Euro 2017, Weir scored Scotland's opening goal against Spain and was voted player of the game. [14] [15]

International goals

Results list Scotland's goal tally first. [16]
#DateVenueOpponentResultCompetitionScored
113 September 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
2,38 February 2015 Solitude, Belfast Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 4–0 Challenge match 2
423 October 2015 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qual 1
527 October 2015 FFM Training Centre, Skopje Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 4–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qual 1
627 July 2017 De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, NetherlandsFlag of Spain.svg  Spain 1–0 Euro 2017 1

Honours

Club

Arsenal [9]

Individual

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