Emma Mitchell

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Emma Mitchell
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Personal information
Date of birth (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Playing position Defender / Forward / Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
St. Johnstone Girls
Senior career*
2008–2012 Glasgow City 35 (38)
2013 SGS Essen 11 (1)
2013– Arsenal 72 (1)
National team
2011– Scotland [1] 44 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 15:50, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:48, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Emma Mitchell (born 19 September 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for FA WSL club Arsenal. She at first featured for Glasgow City then joined up with German Frauen-Bundesliga club SGS Essen. Primarily a defender, Mitchell has also played as a forward. [2] Mitchell also plays for the Scotland women's national football team.

Scottish people ethnic inhabitants of Scotland

The Scottish people or Scots, are a nation and ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically, they emerged from an amalgamation of two Celtic-speaking peoples, the Picts and Gaels, who founded the Kingdom of Scotland in the 9th century. Later, the neighbouring Celtic-speaking Cumbrians, as well as Germanic-speaking Anglo-Saxons and Norse, were incorporated into the Scottish nation.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Arsenal Women Football Club, formerly known as Arsenal Ladies Football Club, is an English women's association football club affiliated with Arsenal Football Club. Founded in 1987, they are the most successful club in English women's football having won 49 national honours to date; 2 FA WSL titles, 12 FA Women's Premier League titles, 14 FA Women's Cups, ten Women's Premier League Cups, 5 FA WSL Cups and one UEFA Women's Champions League.


Club career

Born in Kirkcaldy, she grew up in the town of Buckhaven which is all in all within the county of Fife. Mitchell went on to become the only girl to play for her local high school team at the age of twelve. [3] She started her career with St Johnstone Girls, alongside fellow future Frauen-Bundesliga player Lisa Evans, before both girls joined Scottish Women's Premier League champions Glasgow City in August 2008. [2] [4]

Kirkcaldy town and former royal burgh in Fife, Scotland

Kirkcaldy is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. It is about 11.6 miles (19 km) north of Edinburgh and 27.6 miles (44 km) south-southwest of Dundee. The town had a recorded population of 49,460 in 2011, making it Fife's second-largest settlement and the 12th most populous settlement in Scotland.

Buckhaven town on the Firth of Forth in Fife, Scotland

Buckhaven is a town on the east coast of Fife, Scotland, on the Firth of Forth between East Wemyss and Methil. Buckhaven is on the Fife Coastal Path, and near to Wemyss Caves and Largo Bay.

Fife Council area of Scotland

Fife is a council area and historic county of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. By custom it is widely held to have been one of the major Pictish kingdoms, known as Fib, and is still commonly known as the Kingdom of Fife within Scotland. Fife is one of the six local authorities part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region.

At the end of the 2012 season, Mitchell had a trial period in Denmark with earlier Champions League opponents Fortuna Hjørring, before heading for further trials in Sweden and Germany. [5] [6] [7]

The 2012 Women's Premier League is the eleventh season of the Scottish Women's Premier League, the highest division of women's football in Scotland since its inception in 2002.

The 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League was the 12th edition of the European women's championship for football clubs. The final was held at Stamford Bridge, London, England on 23 May 2013.

Fortuna Hjørring womens association football team

Fortuna Hjørring is a women's association football team from Hjørring, Denmark. The club was formed in 1966 and play in green and white. Their biggest achievement in European football was reaching the 2002–03 UEFA Women's Cup final where they ultimately lost 1–7 on aggregate to Umeå IK.

Mitchell signed professionally for Frauen-Bundesliga side SGS Essen in January 2013. [8] After just four months, reports in Germany linked Mitchell with a transfer to English champions Arsenal. [9] Arsenal confirmed the move on 22 July 2013. [10]

SGS Essen association football club

SGS Essen are a German association football club based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The team was founded in 2000 as a merger of VfB Borbeck and SC Grün-Weiß Schönebeck. The club is renowned for the women's football team, which plays in the Bundesliga.

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Emma Mitchell with Arsenal

Whilst at Arsenal, Mitchell won an FA Cup in 2014 with WSL Cups coming in 2013 and 2015 as well. With the Gunners, she also went upon a successful run to the FA Cup final of 2016. Wherein such, Arsenal won by a 1–0 margin to Chelsea at Wembley and as so Mitchell victoriously lifted the 2016 FA Cup. [11]

The 2013 FA WSL was the third season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 14 April and ended on 29 September.

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.

The 2015–16 Women's FA Cup was the 46th staging of the FA Women's Cup, a knockout cup competition for women's football teams in England. Chelsea were the defending champions having beaten Notts County 1–0 in the previous final. Arsenal were crowned champions beating Chelsea by 1-0.

International career

After captaining both the national Under-17 and Under-19 teams, Mitchell made her debut with the senior Scottish national team against France in May 2011. Despite conceding a penalty in Scotland's 1–1 draw, Mitchell's contribution was praised by coach Anna Signeul: "Emma Mitchell did really well on her first appearance. It is a shame that she conceded the penalty, it was just a bit of inexperience to be honest, but she didn't let her head go down and kept working hard." [12] Mitchell scored her first goal for the Senior women's side against Iceland in August 2012 and later that year scored against Spain in Scotland's 2013 UEFA Women's Euro Play-off defeat.

Captain (sports) member of a sports team

In team sports, captain is a title given to a member of the team. The title is frequently honorary, but in some cases the captain may have significant responsibility for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. In either case, it is a position that indicates honor and respect from one's teammates – recognition as a leader by one's peers. In association football and cricket, a captain is also known as a skipper.

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.

France womens national football team womens national association football team representing France

The French women's national football team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

Mitchell attended the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the University of Stirling. [13]

International goals

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
14 August 2012 Cappielow Park, Greenock Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 1–1 Friendly 1
230 August 2012 East End Park, Dunfermline Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2–2 Friendly 1
324 October 2012 La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2–3 2013 UEFA Women's Euro Play-off 1
48 March 2013 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca Flag of England.svg  England 4–4 2013 Cyprus Cup 1
57 April 2013 East End Park, Dunfermline Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg  Wales 2–1 Friendly 1
66 March 2015 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2–3 2015 Cyprus Cup 1
78 March 2016 Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1–1 Friendly 1



Glasgow City [14]

Arsenal [11] [14]


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