Lana Clelland

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Lana Clelland
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Personal information
Date of birth (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Perth, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina Women's F.C.
Number 26
Youth career
2005–2008 Rangers Girls FC
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2008–2011 Rangers Ladies FC 36 (21)
2011–2014 Spartans W.F.C 35 (21)
2014–2015 ASD Pink Bari 16 (10)
2015–2018 UPC Tavagnacco 50 (44)
2018– Fiorentina 9 (9)
National team
2010–2012 Scotland U19 16 (13)
2012– Scotland 21 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 18 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Lana Clelland (born 26 January 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays for Fiorentina in the Italian women's Serie A and the Scotland women's national team.

Scotland country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, by the North Sea to the northeast and by the Irish Sea to the south. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Fiorentina Womens F.C.

The Fiorentina Women's Football Club, also known as the Fiorentina Women's FC, is an Italian women's association football club based in Florence, Italy and division of the homonymous professional football club ACF Fiorentina. It was founded in 2015 when ACF Fiorentina acquired the Serie A license from A.C.F. Firenze. Upon its foundation, Fiorentina Women's FC became the first ever professionally affiliated women's football club in the history of Italy. The team competes in Serie A.

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Club career

Born in Perth, Clelland began her career in the youth set-up at Rangers. She has appeared for the Scotland women's national team at all age group levels beginning with the under-15 side in 2008. [1] Clelland joined Spartans during the 2011 summer break and having continued as a prolific scorer at under-19 level, made her full Scotland debut in July 2012 against Cameroon. [2] [3]

Perth, Scotland City in Scotland

Perth is a city in central Scotland, on the banks of the River Tay. It is the administrative centre of Perth and Kinross council area and the historic county town of Perthshire. It has a population of about 47,180. Perth has been known as The Fair City since the publication of the story Fair Maid of Perth by Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott in 1828. During the later medieval period the city was also called St John's Toun or Saint Johnstoun by its inhabitants in reference to the main church dedicated to St John the Baptist. This name is preserved by the city's football teams, St Johnstone F.C.

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.

Spartans Football Club Women's and Girl's is a women's football team that plays in the Scottish Women's Premier League, the top division of women's football in Scotland. Spartans F.C. Women is part of Spartans F.C. in north Edinburgh and play and train at the club's training facilities.

In December 2014, she signed a professional contract with ASD Pink Bari in the Italian women's Serie A. [4] In summer 2015 Clelland transferred to UPC Tavagnacco and in 2016–17 was the highest goal scorer in the Italian Serie A, emulating her compatriot Rose Reilly. [5] After her 2017–18 season was disrupted by a heel injury, Clelland joined Fiorentina in July 2018. [6]

A.S.D. Pink Sport Time

Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Pink Sport Time is a professional women's soccer team from Bari in southern Italy. It was founded in 2001 and competes in Serie A.

The women's football Serie A is the highest-level league competition for women's football clubs in Italian football. It was established in 1968 but main teams were composing two different federations and leagues .
In the following season main UISP teams entered FICF federation so that all Serie A teams played a single league championship.

Rose Reilly Scottish-Italian association football player

Rose Reilly, whose married name is Rose Peralta, is a Scottish former women's association football player, who represented both the Scottish women's football team and Italian women's football team.

International goals

Results list Scotland's goal tally first. [7]
#DateVenueOpponentResultCompetitionScored
121 Aug 2013FSS Sports Centre, Stara Pazova Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1–1 Friendly 1

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References

  1. "Norway v Scotland". Scottish Football Association . Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. "Spartans announce two further signings". spartansfcwomen.com. Spartans WFC. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. "Love seals Scotland victory". Women's Soccer Scene. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. Tridente, Tiziano (18 December 2014). "Pink Bari, ecco i primi rinforzi: dalla Scozia arriva Lana Clelland" [Here are the first reinforcements, Lana Clelland from Scotland]. Il Quotidiano Italiano Bari (in Italian). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  5. Campbell, Alan (11 June 2017). "Players making history: Clelland makes striking impression in Italy". The Herald. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  6. "Lana Clelland: Scotland striker signs for Fiorentina". BBC Sport. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  7. "Lana Clelland - Women's A Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
Scottish Football Association governing body of association football in Scotland

The Scottish Football Association, is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland. Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland, affiliated national associations as well as local associations. It was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world. It is not to be confused with the "Scottish Football Union", which is the name that the SRU was known by until the 1920s.