Beattie with Montpellier HSC in 2013
|Full name||Jennifer Patricia Beattie|
|Date of birth||13 May 1991|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2015–2016||→ Melbourne City (loan)||12||(2)|
| * 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.Although typically a defender or midfielder, she is also an accomplished goalscorer. She is the daughter of former Scotland and British Lions rugby union player, John Beattie.
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Manchester City Women's Football Club are an English women's football club based in Manchester who play in the FA Women's Super League. They are affiliated with Manchester City F.C. who play in the Premier League.
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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.Beattie then played with Hamilton Academical's boys' teams, but began her senior career with Queen's Park Ladies. She played in the Scottish Women's Premier League as a 15-year-old 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.
John William Beattie is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Bayonne at the number 8 position.
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In January 2008 Beattie moved to Celtic Ladies,but left to join Arsenal Ladies in July 2009. 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.
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.
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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.Beattie returned to England with Manchester City Women for the 2015 season.
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Beattie joined Manchester City's sister club Melbourne City before the 3rd round of the 2015–16 season.
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Beattie represented Scotland at under-17 level,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.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. Beattie played in both legs of the qualifying play-off defeat to Russia in October and November 2008. After the first leg, Beattie and Kim Little were identified by football writer Graham Spiers as talented youngsters.
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.
|1||3 May 2008||Municipal Stadium, Póvoa de Varzim||4–1||2009 UEFA Women's Championship qual.||1|
|2||28 Sep 2008||McDiarmid Park, Perth||6–0||2009 UEFA Women's Championship qual.||1|
|3||30 Oct 2008||Spartak Stadium, Nalchik||2–1||2009 UEFA Women's Championship play-off||1|
|4||24 Oct 2009||Yiannis Pathiakakis Stadium, Ano Liossia||1–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
|5||27 Mar 2010||Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi||3–1||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
|6||19 Jun 2010||Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia||5–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
|7||21 Aug 2010||Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton||4–1||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
|8||4 Mar 2011||GSP Stadium, Nicosia||2–0||2011 Cyprus Cup||1|
|9||21 Aug 2011||Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk||5–0||Friendly||1|
|11||21 Sep 2011||Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh||7–2||Friendly||2|
|12||12 Oct 2011||Ness Ziona Stadium, Ness Ziona||6–1||2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual.||1|
|13||27 Oct 2011||Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh||2–2||2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual.||1|
|17||5 Feb 2012||Solitude, Belfast||5–1||Friendly||4|
|18||26 Sep 2013||Fir Park, Motherwell||7–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
|19||26 Oct 2013||Fir Park, Motherwell||2–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
|20||7 Mar 2014||GSP Stadium, Nicosia||4–3||2014 Cyprus Cup||1|
|21||13 Sep 2014||Fir Park, Motherwell||9–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
|22||29 Nov 2015||St Mirren Park, Paisley||10–0||2017 UEFA Women's Championship qual.||1|
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