Joanne Love

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Joanne Love
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-12-06) 6 December 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Glasgow City
Number 6
Youth career
Largs Girls
Senior career*
2000–2006 Kilmarnock Ladies
2006 Cocoa Expos
2006–2007 Doncaster Rovers Belles
2007–2010 Celtic
2011– Glasgow City 44 (28)
National team
2002– Scotland [1] 175 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 10:25, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 May 2017

Joanne (Jo) Love (born 6 December 1985) is a Scottish female international football midfielder. She currently plays for Glasgow City, having previously played in the English FA Women's Premier League for Doncaster Rovers Belles. By the age of 23, Love had amassed over 75 caps for Scotland. Two years later she became the fourth player to make a century of appearances, behind Pauline Hamill, Julie Fleeting and Gemma Fay. [2]

Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C.

Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies Football Club, previously Doncaster Belles, is an English women's football club that plays in the FA Women's National League North, the third tier of women's football in England. The club is based at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

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.

Pauline Hamill Scottish footballer

Pauline Hamill is a former Scottish female international football forward who retired in 2011 while playing for Celtic in the Scottish Women's Premier League. Hamill made her senior Scotland debut in 1992 and has since amassed a record 141 appearances for the national team.


Club career

In 2006 Love played in the American W-League for Cocoa Expos. [3]

The USL W-League was a North American women's soccer developmental organization. The W-League was also an open league, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The league was administered by the United Soccer Leagues system, which also oversees the men's United Soccer League and Premier Development League. The W-League announced on November 6, 2015 that the league will cease operation ahead of 2016 season.

Brevard County Cocoa Expos

Brevard County Cocoa Expos is an American women’s soccer team, founded in XXXX. The team is a member of the Women's Premier Soccer League, the third tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team plays in the Sunshine Conference.

After three years at Celtic, Love signed for rivals Glasgow City in February 2011. [4]

Glasgow City F.C. association football club

Glasgow City Football Club is a women's football team based in Glasgow that plays in SWPL 1, the top division of women's football in Scotland and also the higher of two levels of the Scottish Women's Premier League. The club has competed in the UEFA Women's Cup and UEFA Women's Champions League. They also have a reserve team and youth teams.

International career

In March 2000, Love was called up to the Scotland under-18 team at the age of 14. [5] She made her senior debut for Scotland in the 2002 Algarve Cup during a 3–0 defeat to Canada and scored her first international goal against France in a February 2004 friendly match. [6] [7]

The 2002 Algarve Cup is the ninth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament hosted annually by Portugal. It was held from first to seventh of March 2002. This is the edition when the tournament was expanded to twelve teams; all prior editions had eight teams participation. The tournament was won by China, defeating Norway 2-0 in the final-game. Sweden ended up third defeating Germany, 2-1, in the third prize game.

Canada womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing Canada

The Canada women's national soccer team is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

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.

Love reached 100 caps in March 2011, in a 1–0 loss to Canada, during the 2011 Cyprus Cup. She was awarded her 150th cap in a friendly match against Wales in August 2014. [2] [8]

Exhibition game sporting event wherein the result has no external impact

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.

The Wales women's national football team represents Wales in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships and are currently ranked 35th in the world and 20th in Europe. The team is run by the Welsh FA.

International goals

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first. Goal against France in Feb 2004 not included in SFA profile.
118 February 2004 Stade Louis Michel, Sète Flag of France.svg  France 1–1 Friendly 1
26 May 2006 Richmond Park, Dublin Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 2–0 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
310 March 2008Alpha Sports Centre, Larnaca Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2–0 Friendly 1
413 February 2011 Bridge Meadow Stadium, Haverfordwest Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg  Wales 4–2 Friendly 1
516 June 2012 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 8–0 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
615 July 2012Chris Anderson Stadium, Aberdeen Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2–0 Friendly 1
715 September 2012 Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg  Wales 2–1 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
831 October 2013 Dyskobolia Stadium, Grodzisk Wielkopolski Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 4–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
1023 October 2015 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying 2
1329 November 2015 St Mirren Park, Paisley Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 10–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying 3
147 June 2016 FC Minsk Stadium, Minsk Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 1–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying 1

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  2. 1 2 "Jo Love hits 100 caps at Cyprus Women's Cup". Scottish Football Association. 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
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