|Full name||Gemma Fay|
|Date of birth||9 December 1981|
|Place of birth||Perth, Scotland|
|St. Johnstone Girls|
|–2002||Ayr United Ladies|
|2002–2003||Brighton & Hove Albion Women|
|2005–2007||Leeds United Ladies|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 12:00, 25 March 2011 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:41, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
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