Karen Carney

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Karen Carney
MBE
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Personal information
Full nameKaren Julia Carney [1]
Date of birth (1987-08-01) 1 August 1987 (age 32) [1]
Place of birth Solihull, England [2]
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.62 m) [1]
Playing position(s) Winger
Youth career
1998–2001 Birmingham City
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001–2006 Birmingham City
2006–2009 Arsenal 54 (28)
2009–2010 Chicago Red Stars 38 (3)
2011–2015 Birmingham City 50 (12)
2015–2019 Chelsea 36 (10)
National team
2005–2019 England 144 (32)
2012 Great Britain 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 16:02, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:24, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Karen Julia Carney MBE (born 1 August 1987) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger for Chelsea and the England national team. Since making her senior international debut in 2005, Carney became the second most capped England player, making 144 appearances, including at the 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 European Championships and the World Cup in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. She also competed for the Great Britain team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Twice named FA Young Player of the Year, Carney emerged at Birmingham City under the management of Marcus Bignot. After staying with the club for a further season following their financial collapse in 2005, she signed for Arsenal and experienced great success in 2006–07 – winning the UEFA Women's Cup and all three domestic trophies. Following two seasons in the US Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) with Chicago Red Stars, Carney rejoined Birmingham ahead of the 2011 FA WSL.

Carney retired from football in July 2019.

Club career

Start at Birmingham City

Carney joined Birmingham City L.F.C. at the age of 11 and played at various age levels for the club alongside the likes of Eniola Aluko, Hazzana Parnell and Laura Bassett. She made her first-team debut for Birmingham City in the FA Women's Premier League National Division against Fulham L.F.C. at the age of 14.

Move to Arsenal

Carney joined Arsenal L.F.C. on 13 July 2006, [3] and played a major part in the team that won four major honours in the 2006/07 season: the FA Women's Premier League, FA Women's Cup, FA Women's Premier League Cup, and the UEFA Women's Cup. She made 21 appearances in the Premier League in her first season and scored 10 goals. In all competitions, she made 36 appearances and scored 13 goals.

The following season saw Carney take on a greater role at Arsenal. She made 20 Premier League appearances and scored 10 goals. In all competitions, she made 34 appearances and scored 17 goals.

2008–2009 marked Carney's final season with Arsenal. She made 13 Premier League appearances and scored eight goals. In all competitions, she made 21 appearances and scored 12 goals.

Headed overseas

Carney on the Red Stars. Karen carney 14.jpg
Carney on the Red Stars.

Chicago Red Stars of the WPS made Carney their first signing on 27 January 2009. [4] It was confirmed the following day by Arsenal. [5]

She was selected by Chicago Red Stars in the third round (19th overall) of the 2008 WPS International Draft. She joined Head Coach Emma Hayes, who had served as Arsenal Ladies Football Club's first team assistant coach.

In the inaugural 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season, Carney appeared in and started 17 games (1471 minutes) and scored two goals while assisting on another.

Return to Birmingham City

Karen Carney, October 2012 Karen Carney, BCLFC.jpg
Karen Carney, October 2012

When Chicago Red Stars folded ahead of their 2011 season, Carney re-signed for Birmingham City. [6] She scored the winning goal and was Player of the Match in the 2012 FA Women's Cup Final. [7] In October 2014 Carney was fined and received a one-match suspension for an incident in July when she told opposition player Natalia Pablos to "fuck off back to Spain". [8] In the last game of the 2014 FA WSL season, she missed a penalty in Birmingham City's 2–2 draw with Notts County which cost them the league title. [9]

Carney became the first woman to be inducted into Birmingham City's Hall of Fame in March 2015. [10] She scored two penalties in Birmingham's 3–0 win at relegation-bound Bristol Academy in September 2015, to help secure the club's WSL 1 status. [11]

Chelsea

In December 2015 Carney left Birmingham for the second time in her career, transferring to FA WSL champions Chelsea on a lucrative two-year contract. She was described as "world-class" by Chelsea coach Emma Hayes, who previously worked with Carney at Arsenal and Chicago Red Stars. [12]

In October 2018, after Carney's ninth-minute penalty kick saw Chelsea labour to a 1–0 Champions League win over Fiorentina, she was subject to sexist online criticism by internet trolls. [13]

International career

England

Carney made her senior international debut in England's 4–1 victory over Italy in 2005, coming off the bench to score England's fourth goal. She became the youngest player to be handed a senior debut during Hope Powell's reign as England coach.

She then went on to become an integral part of the team at the UEFA Women's Euro 2005 later that year, including scoring a last-minute, game-winning goal in the 3–2 win over Finland, which earned her significant media attention.

Carney won the FA National Young Player of the Year award in 2005 and 2006. In August 2009 she was named in coach Hope Powell's squad for Euro 2009. [14] In the semi-final win over the Netherlands, Powell utilised 20-year-old Jessica Clarke's pace and energy to tire the Dutch full-backs, before introducing substitute Carney to decisive effect. [15]

She received her 100th cap in a 3–0 loss to Germany at Wembley Stadium on 23 November 2014. [16] She was the fourth English woman to reach that milestone.

In May 2015, England manager Mark Sampson named Carney in his final squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted in Canada. [17] Carney scored in England's 2–1 group stage wins over Mexico [18] and Colombia. [19] England eventually finished third.

Carney was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to football. [20]

Carney was named to the 2019 England World Cup Squad [21] and earned her 141st cap in England's first match against Scotland. [22]

On 5 July 2019, Carney announced that she would retire after the World Cup third-place final match against Sweden. [23] England lost the match 2–1, and the match saw an Ellen White goal disallowed due to handball.

International goals

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
#DateVenueOpponentResultCompetitionScored
117 February 2005 National Hockey Stadium, Milton Keynes Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 4–1 Friendly 1
29 March 2005 Paderne Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 4–0 2005 Algarve Cup 1
35 June 2005 City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3–2 2005 UEFA Championship 1
49 March 2006 Carrow Road, Norwich Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 1–0 Friendly 1
58 March 2007 National Hockey Stadium, Milton Keynes Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 6–0 Friendly 1
625 November 2007 New Meadow, Shrewsbury Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1–0 2009 UEFA Championship Qual. 1
728 September 2008 Ďolíček, Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 5–1 UEFA Euro 2009 Qual. 1
82 October 2008 Estadio Ruta de la Plata, Spain Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2–2 2009 UEFA Championship Qual. 1
97 March 2009 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni Flag of France.svg  France 2–2 2009 Cyprus Cup 1
1028 August 2009 Finnair Stadium, Helsinki Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3–2 2009 UEFA Championship 1
1110 September 2009 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2–6 2009 UEFA Championship 1
1217 May 2011 Kassam Stadium, Oxford Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2–0 Friendly 1
1328 February 2012 GSP Stadium, Larnaca Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3–1 2012 Cyprus Cup 1
1421 June 2012 Ob Jezeru, Velenje Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 4–0 UEFA Euro 2013 Qual. 1
1721 September 2013 Dean Court, Bournemouth Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 6–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual. 3
185 March 2014 Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2–0 2014 Cyprus Cup 1
195 April 2014 Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual. 1
213 August 2014 Victoria Park, Hartlepool Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4–0 Friendly 2
2221 August 2014 Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 4–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual. 1
2421 August 2014 Stadion Pod Malim Brdom, Petrovac Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 10–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual. 2
2513 June 2015 Moncton Stadium, Moncton Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 2–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 1
2617 June 2015 Olympic Stadium, Montreal Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 2–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 1
2712 April 2016N/FSBIH Training Center, Zenica Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 UEFA Euro 2017 Qual. 1
304 June 2016 Adams Park, Wycombe Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 7–0 UEFA Euro 2017 Qual. 3
3120 September 2016 Den Dreef, Leuven Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2–0 UEFA Euro 2017 Qual. 1
325 March 2019 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3–0 2019 SheBelieves Cup 1

Great Britain Olympic

In June 2012 Carney was named in the 18-player Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. [24] She played in all four games as Great Britain were beaten 2–0 by Canada in the last eight. [25]

Honours

Birmingham City

Arsenal

Chelsea

England

Individual

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