Claire Emslie

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Claire Emslie
Personal information
Full nameClaire Emslie
Date of birth (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 22
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2016 Florida Atlantic Owls 76 (29)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2013 Hibernian 35 (18)
2016–2017 Bristol City 20 (11)
2017– Manchester City 26 (7)
National team
2011 Scotland U17 2 (0)
2010–2013 Scotland U19 12 (2)
2013– Scotland 14 (3)
* 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 13:16, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Claire Emslie (born 8 March 1994) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester City and the Scotland national team. [1]

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Manchester City W.F.C. English womens football club based in Manchester

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Career

Club

Emslie began her senior career in 2011 with Scottish Women's Premier League team Hibernian, making her debut in a league game against Falkirk on 24 April. [1] In total, Emslie made thirty-five appearances and scored eighteen times in three seasons with Hibernian. [1] Between 2012 and 2016, Emslie attended Florida Atlantic University; majoring in exercise physiology. [2] [3] During her time in the United States, she played for the university's Florida Atlantic Owls team. [2] She ended her college career with 29 goals and 10 assists in four seasons. [4]

The Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL) is the highest level of league competition in women's football in Scotland. The league consists of two divisions, SWPL 1 and SWPL 2, each with eight teams and is owned and managed by Scottish Women's Football. The league was formed in 2002 when the Premier Division of the Scottish Women's Football League (SWFL) broke away to form the SWPL. Initially operating as a single division of twelve teams, the current format was introduced in 2015 with the creation of SWPL 2.

Hibernian L.F.C.

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Falkirk Ladies Football Club are a Scottish women's football club from the town of Falkirk. They play in the Scottish Women's Football League and also compete in the Women's First Division League Cup and Scottish Cup. They are not to be confused with the women's section of Falkirk F.C.

On 16 June 2016, Emslie joined FA WSL 2 side Bristol City. [5] She went onto score ten goals in twelve matches for Bristol, leading her team to promotion into the 2017 FA WSL 1. [6] She signed a new contract with Bristol in February 2017. [6] On 1 July 2017, Emslie joined Manchester City. [7] She scored her first Man. City goal in a FA WSL Cup group stage win over Oxford United on 2 November. [1] [8]

Bristol City W.F.C.

Bristol City Women's Football Club is a women's association football team from the city of Bristol, who compete in FA WSL 1, the highest division of women's football in England. Formed in 1998 as Bristol Rovers W.F.C., they were renamed Bristol Academy W.F.C. in 2005 following increased involvement of the Bristol Academy of Sport, based at Filton College. A second change of name, this time to Bristol City was approved by the FA Women's Football Board in time for the 2016 WSL season. They play their home games at the purpose built Stoke Gifford Stadium. Bristol City Women won promotion to FA WSL 1 in 2016.

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Oxford United Women's Football Club is an English women's football club affiliated with Oxford United, and founded in 2005. They had major success in their first season by winning the league. In 2012/13 they won the South-West Combination and were elected as inaugural members of the Women's Super League 2nd division.

International

Emslie has represent Scotland at international level. At youth level, she won caps with the U17s and U19s. [1] [5] She scored goals in consecutive UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship tournaments in 2012 and 2013 respectively. [1] In June 2013, Emslie made her senior debut against Iceland in an international friendly. [9]

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.

The Scotland women's national football team represents Scotland in international women's football competitions. Since 1998, the team has been governed by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Scotland qualified in the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, and qualified for their first UEFA Women's Euro in 2017. As of December 2018, the team was 20th in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

UEFA Womens Under-19 Championship U19-womens national team association football tournament

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After it became clear that she would be based in the United States for a long period, Emslie was not considered for international selection until her studies in Florida concluded and she moved to England. [3] Her second cap came in a friendly against Denmark in January 2017. [3] [10] She was recalled to the national team in August when new manager Shelley Kerr called her up for a friendly against Hungary. [11] Emslie subsequently scored her first senior international goal in a 0–3 win at the Telki Training Centre in Pest County. [12] [13]

Denmark womens national football team womens national association football team representing Denmark

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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.

Hungary womens national football team womens national association football team representing Hungary

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Personal life

Emslie was born in Edinburgh and raised in Penicuik; [3] her parents are named Neil and Anna. [2] She counts former Hibernian teammate Caroline Weir and Bristol colleague Chloe Arthur among her close friends. [3]

Edinburgh City and council area in Scotland

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Penicuik town and former burgh in Midlothian, Scotland

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Caroline Weir Scottish footballer

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Career statistics

Club

As of 12 September 2018. [1] [14]
Club statistics
ClubSeasonLeagueCup [lower-alpha 1] League Cup [lower-alpha 2] Continental [lower-alpha 3] OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Hibernian 2011 Premier League 163002000183
2012 108001000118
2013 97001000107
Total35180040003918
Bristol City 2016 FA WSL 2 12100010001310
2017 FA WSL 1 8100000081
Total20110010002111
Manchester City 2017–18 FA WSL 17431738 [lower-alpha 4] 1 [lower-alpha 5] 00359
2018–19 000020000020
Total17431938100379
Career total72333114381009738

International

As of 12 September 2018. [1]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Scotland 201310
201742
201891
Total143

International goals

As of 6 May 2018. Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No.DateVenueCapOpponentScoreResultCompetitionRef
114 September 2017Telki Training Centre, Telki, Hungary 3Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2–03–0 Friendly [12] [13]
224 October 2017 Paisley 2021 Stadium, Paisley, Scotland5Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 4–05–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification [15]
310 April 2018 Paisley 2021 Stadium, Paisley, Scotland11Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2–03–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification [16]

Honours

Hibernian [1]

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