Christie Murray

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Christie Murray
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Personal information
Full nameChristie Murray
Date of birth (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 5 ft 1.5 in (1.56 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
Baillieston Girls
College career
2006 Carson–Newman College
Senior career*
2007 Queen's Park
2007–2011 Celtic
2011–2013 Glasgow City 29 (24)
2014 Arsenal 3 (0)
2015 Bristol Academy 14 (1)
2016 Celtic
2016–2017 Doncaster Rovers Belles 26 (7)
2018 Glasgow City
2018– Liverpool 8 (0)
National team
2007 Scotland U17 1 (2)
2007–2009 Scotland U19 17 (5)
2010– Scotland 55 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 19 November 2018 (UTC+1)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:21, 14 July 2018 (UTC+1)

Christie Murray (born 3 May 1990) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder or striker for Liverpool in the FA WSL [1] . She has also played for Arsenal, Bristol Academy, and Doncaster Rovers Belles of the FA WSL, as well as Celtic and Glasgow City of the Scottish Women's Premier League. Since making her debut in 2010, Murray has won over 50 caps for the Scotland national team.

Scotland Country in Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, by the North Sea to the northeast and by the Irish Sea to the south. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

Liverpool F.C. Women womens football club from Liverpool, England

Liverpool Football Club Women, formerly known as Liverpool Ladies Football Club, is a women's football club affiliated with Liverpool Football Club. The team currently plays in the FA Women's Super League, the highest division of women's football in England.


Club career

While playing for Scotland under-17s, Murray was scouted by Carson–Newman College. Aged 16, she moved to Jefferson City, Tennessee on a soccer scholarship and scored six goals for the Eagles. [2] Murray started her club career with Queen's Park, before joining Celtic in 2007. On 13 May 2010, she scored twice in the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup final, as the team won their first trophy with a 4–1 victory over Spartans. [3]

The Scotland women's national under-17 football team, also known as Scotland under-17s or Scotland U17(s), represents Scotland in association football at an under-17 age level and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association, the governing body for football in Scotland.

Jefferson City, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Jefferson City is a city in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Morristown, Tennessee, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census the population was 8,047, and in 2017 the estimated population was 8,346. The city was originally named "Mossy Creek" but was changed in 1901 to honor Thomas Jefferson. Carson-Newman University, a Baptist college founded in 1851, is located in Jefferson City.

The Carson–Newman Eagles are the athletic teams that represent the Carson–Newman University, located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Eagles compete as members of the South Atlantic Conference for all 19 varsity sports.

After four years with Celtic, Murray signed for Glasgow City on 23 January 2011. [4] She helped the club reach the 2012 Champions League's round of 16. Two years later, Murray played in City's round of 16 defeat by Arsenal. She impressed the English club's Scottish manager Shelley Kerr who swooped to sign her in January 2014. [5]

Michelle "Shelley" Kerr is a Scottish football manager and former player. She is currently the manager of Scotland women's national football team. As a player Kerr was a powerful centre back, who captained the Scotland as well as clubs including Kilmarnock and Hibernian. During her playing career, Kerr won every domestic honour in Scotland and played in the UEFA Women's Cup. She won 59 caps for Scotland between 1989 and 2008, scoring three goals.

Murray left Arsenal after the 2014 season as her contract ended. [6] In February 2015, she signed a contract with Bristol Academy, after impressing during a trial period with the club. [7] When Bristol were relegated at the end of the 2015 season, Murray was one of several players to depart. [8]

The 2014 FA WSL was the fourth season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 30 March and ended on 12 October.

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.

The 2015 season of the Women's Super League was the fifth season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season was played from 25 March to 4 October.

Murray re-signed with Celtic prior to the start of the 2016 Scottish Women's Premier League season [9] and she made her debut in their historic first match at Celtic Park against Rangers on 13 April 2016, scoring the fifth goal in the 5–1 victory. [10] During her second spell with the Glasgow side, she scored three goals as she helped them move into third place in the league table. [11]

The 2016 Scottish Women's Premier League season is the 15th season of the Scottish Women's Premier League, the highest division of women's football in Scotland since its inception in 2002.

Celtic Park football stadium

Celtic Park is a football stadium in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, and is the home ground of Celtic Football Club. With a capacity of 60,411, it is the largest football stadium in Scotland and the fifth-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom. It is commonly known by Celtic fans as either Parkhead or Paradise.

Rangers W.F.C.

Rangers Women's 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. The team is affiliated with Rangers F.C. in Glasgow, use the club's training facilities, and wear the club's colours.

She returned to the FA WSL with Doncaster Rovers Belles in July 2016. [12] [13] On 24 July 2016, she made her debut in a 4–0 loss to Chelsea. [14] In the 2016 season, she made 12 appearances in all competitions. She went on to make two appearances in the 2016–17 FA Women's Cup and finish the FA WSL Spring Series with 3 goals in 9 appearances. [15] She scored 8 goals in 10 games in all competitions at the beginning of the 2017–18 season and was named FA WSL 2 Player of the Month in November 2017. [16] In December 2017, she announced her departure from the club. [17] During the winter break, she re-signed with Glasgow City. [18]

Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C.

Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies Football Club, previously Doncaster Belles, is an English women's football club that plays in the FA Women's National League North, the third tier of women's football in England. The club is based at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Chelsea F.C. Women

Chelsea Football Club Women, formerly known as Chelsea Ladies Football Club, are an English women's football club based in Fulham, England. Since 2004, the club has been affiliated with Chelsea F.C., a men's team in the Premier League. Chelsea Women were a founding member of the FA WSL in 2010, the top level of women's football in England since 2011. From 2005 to 2010, the side competed in the Premier League National Division, the top tier of women's football in England at the time.

The 2016–17 Women's FA Cup was the 47th staging of the FA Women's Cup, a knockout cup competition for women's football teams in England. Arsenal were the defending champions having beaten Chelsea 1–0 in the previous final. Manchester City were the champions beating Birmingham City 4-1 in the final.

On 14 July 2018, Murray joined Liverpool on a two-year contract [18] and was given the number 10 shirt. [19]

International career

After captaining the under-19 team, including in the 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, she made her senior debut in a 3–0 loss to New Zealand at the Cyprus Cup on 1 March 2010. [3] Her first goal for the senior side came on 5 April 2012, coming off the bench to score the winner in a 2–1 victory against the Republic of Ireland at Tynecastle Stadium in the 2013 UEFA Euro qualifiers. [20]

In 2009, she began attending the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the University of Stirling. [21]

International goals

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.



Glasgow City


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