|Date of birth||8 October 1987|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17:20, 22 October 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:20, 3 August 2014
Frankie Brown (born 8 October 1987) is a Scottish international footballer who currently plays for Bristol City in the FA WSL.
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 for 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 July 2019, the team was 22nd in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
Bristol City Women's Football Club is a women's association football team from the city of Bristol, who compete in FA Women's Super League, 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.
A right sided defender, Brown began her footballing career with Falkirk Girls and was called up to the national under-17 squad in 2004.After leaving school to study at the University of Edinburgh, Brown joined Whitehill Welfare before moving to Hibernian. She also played in the UEFA Women's Champions League for Cypriot side Apollon Limassol alongside fellow Scot Hayley Lauder.
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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.
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university has five main campuses in the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. The university played an important role in leading Edinburgh to its reputation as a chief intellectual centre during the Age of Enlightenment, and helped give the city the nickname of the Athens of the North.
Brown was called up to the full Scotland squad for the first time in August 2008 and won her first cap the following month in a friendly match against Switzerland.
An exhibition game is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced. In team sports, matches of this type are often used to help coaches and managers select and condition players for the competitive matches of a league season or tournament. If the players usually play in different teams in other leagues, exhibition games offer an opportunity for the players to learn to work with each other. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team.
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She attended the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the University of Stirling as a PhD student.After graduating, Brown took up a research post at the University of Bath, and in April 2014 she left Hibs to join FA WSL side Bristol City.
The Scottish Football Association is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland. Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland, affiliated national associations as well as local associations. It was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world. It is not to be confused with the Scottish Football Union, which is the name that the SRU was known by until the 1920s.
The University of Stirling is a public university in Stirling, Scotland, founded by royal charter in 1967. It is a plate glass university located in the Central Belt of Scotland, built within the walled Airthrey Castle estate. Since its foundation, it has expanded to four faculties, a Management School, and a number of institutes and centres covering a broad range of subjects in the academic areas of arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and health sciences and sport.
The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following the Robbins Report. Like the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, Bath can trace its roots to the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, established in Bristol as a school in 1595 by the Society of Merchant Venturers. The university's main campus is located on Claverton Down, a site overlooking the city of Bath, and was purpose-built, constructed from 1964 in the modernist style of the time.
In July 2014 Brown was party to an unseemly spat between her Bristol teammate Natalia Pablos and Birmingham City's Karen Carney. On the strength of Brown's witness statement, Carney was fined, banned and sent on an education course for telling Pablos to "fuck off back to Spain." Pablos branded Carney a "puta madre" (English: mother fucker) during a lively exchange which Brown had drawn to the attention of the match referee.
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Season 2007–08 for Hibernian could be split into three distinct parts: a great unbeaten start to the Scottish Premier League season that temporarily took the club to the top of the league; a terrible middle phase which saw a long winless run and the resignation of John Collins as Hibs manager; and, finally, a modest recovery under the management of Mixu Paatelainen, who was appointed in January 2008. This took Hibs into the top half of the SPL, but short of third place and the UEFA Cup spot, which was won by Motherwell.
Season 2005–06 was a season of missed opportunities for Hibernian. The team started strongly in the league, winning 10 of their first 14 games, but this form dipped after Christmas. The Scottish Cup seemed to be opening up for Hibs after they defeated Rangers 3–0 at Ibrox in the fourth round, but they then lost 4–0 in an Edinburgh derby semi–final against Hearts. Hibs lost 3–0 in the quarter–final of the Scottish League Cup at Dunfermline, and were well beaten by Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the UEFA Cup.
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