Jennifer Beattie

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Jennifer Beattie
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Beattie with Montpellier HSC in 2013
Personal information
Full nameJennifer Patricia Beattie [1]
Date of birth (1991-05-13) 13 May 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 5
Youth career
Hamilton Academical
Queen's Park
Senior career*
2006–2008 Queen's Park
2008–2009 Celtic Ladies
2009–2013 Arsenal Ladies 24 (7)
2013–2014 Montpellier HSC 29 (5)
2015– Manchester City 62 (5)
2015–2016Melbourne City (loan) 12 (2)
National team
2008– Scotland 108 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 13:58, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:29, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Jennifer Patricia Beattie (born 13 May 1991) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Manchester City of the FA WSL and the Scotland national team. Beattie is a tall, strong, right-footed player. [2] Although typically a defender or midfielder, [3] she is also an accomplished goalscorer. [4] She is the daughter of former Scotland and British Lions rugby union player, John Beattie.

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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.


Club career

Beattie began playing football with her brother Johnnie and his friends, while at primary school. She was eventually selected to the Glasgow Primary School select team, as the only girl, and was named captain. [5] Beattie then played with Hamilton Academical's boys' teams, but began her senior career with Queen's Park Ladies. [6] She played in the Scottish Women's Premier League as a 15-year-old [6] and reached the final of the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup in November 2007. Queen's Park lost 4–0 to a Hibernian Ladies team containing Beattie's future Arsenal teammate Kim Little. [7]

Johnnie Beattie Scottish rugby union player

John William Beattie is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Bayonne at the number 8 position.

Hamilton Academical F.C. association football club

Hamilton Academical Football Club, often known as Hamilton Accies, or The Accies, are a Scottish football club from Hamilton in South Lanarkshire who currently compete in the Scottish Premiership, having been promoted from the 2013–14 Scottish Championship. They were established in 1874 from the school football team at Hamilton Academy and remain the only professional club in British football to have originated from a school team. Hamilton have won the Scottish Challenge Cup twice and have finished runners-up in the Scottish Cup twice. The club currently play their home games at New Douglas Park.

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In January 2008 Beattie moved to Celtic Ladies, [8] but left to join Arsenal Ladies in July 2009. [4] [9] Her first goals for Arsenal came on 8 November 2009 where she scored a stunning treble to seal a comeback against Chelsea after being 2–0 down at half-time. [10]

In March 2010 Beattie played in attack during Arsenal's 2–0 defeat by FCR 2001 Duisburg in the quarter-final of the UEFA Women's Champions League. [11]

FCR 2001 Duisburg was a German women's football club from Duisburg. The first team played in the Bundesliga. They originate from a women's team formed in 1977 under the umbrella of FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen and have existed as an independent club since 8 June 2001. The colors of the 400-member-strong club are green and white. The first team of FCR 2001 Duisburg, who carry the nickname of "Die Löwinnen" (lionesses), have played in the Bundesliga since gaining promotion in 1993. Winning the UEFA Women's Cup in 2009 and with past success in the German championship (2000) and the cup (twice), FCR Duisburg was one of the top teams in German women's football. In 2013 the club filed for insolvency and players joined and formed a new women's section at MSV Duisburg.

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After leaving Arsenal in July 2013, Beattie joined French side Montpellier HSC later the same month on a two-year contract. [12] [13] Beattie returned to England with Manchester City Women for the 2015 season. [14]

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Beattie joined Manchester City's sister club Melbourne City before the 3rd round of the 2015–16 season. [15]

The 2015–16 W-League season was the eighth season of the W-League, the Australian national women's association football competition. On 13 May 2015, it was confirmed that Melbourne City would join the league for the 2015–16 season.

International career

Beattie represented Scotland at under-17 level, [16] and made her debut for the under-19s at the age of 14.

Beattie made her debut for the senior Scotland side in March 2008, against the United States in Cyprus, as second-half substitute for Leanne Ross. [17] She went on to establish herself in the national side during the 2009 European Championships qualifying campaign. She scored her first international goal as Scotland beat Portugal 4–1 in a European Championship qualifying game in May 2008. [18] Beattie played in both legs of the qualifying play-off defeat to Russia in October and November 2008. [3] After the first leg, Beattie and Kim Little were identified by football writer Graham Spiers as talented youngsters. [19]

In March 2011, Beattie played as a striker and scored in Scotland's 2–0 win over England, the first time Scotland had beaten England since 1977. [20]

International goals

Results list Scotland's goal tally first. [18]
13 May 2008 Municipal Stadium, Póvoa de Varzim Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 4–1 2009 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
228 Sep 2008 McDiarmid Park, Perth Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 6–0 2009 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
330 Oct 2008 Spartak Stadium, Nalchik Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2–1 2009 UEFA Women's Championship play-off 1
424 Oct 2009 Yiannis Pathiakakis Stadium, Ano Liossia Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
527 Mar 2010 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 3–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
619 Jun 2010 Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 5–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
721 Aug 2010 Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 4–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
84 Mar 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia Flag of England.svg  England 2–0 2011 Cyprus Cup 1
921 Aug 2011 Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 5–0 Friendly 1
1121 Sep 2011 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 7–2 Friendly 2
1212 Oct 2011 Ness Ziona Stadium, Ness Ziona Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 6–1 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
1327 Oct 2011 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg  Wales 2–2 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
175 Feb 2012 Solitude, Belfast Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 5–1 Friendly 4
1826 Sep 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
1926 Oct 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 2–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
207 Mar 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 4–3 2014 Cyprus Cup 1
2113 Sep 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
2229 Nov 2015 St Mirren Park, Paisley Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 10–0 2017 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1

Personal life

Beattie is the daughter of former Scotland and British Lions rugby union player, John Beattie and the sister of current Scottish rugby union international Johnnie Beattie. [2] She attended Jordanhill School in Glasgow [2] and on signing for Arsenal enrolled at Hertfordshire University.

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