Leanne Crichton

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Leanne Crichton
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Crichton, 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Glasgow City
Number 8
Youth career
Cumbernauld Cosmos
Senior career*
Whitehill Welfare/Edinburgh Ladies
2007 Glasgow City
2007–2011 Celtic
2011–2012 Hibernian 18 (11)
2012–2014 Glasgow City 36 (4)
2015–2017 Notts County 28 (0)
2017– Glasgow City 0 (0)
National team
2006– Scotland [1] 64 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 2 February 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 April 2019

Leanne Crichton (born 6 August 1987) is a Scottish international footballer who plays as a midfielder for Glasgow City and the Scotland national team. She previously played for Notts County in the FA WSL as well as Hibernian, Celtic, and Whitehill Welfare/Edinburgh Ladies.

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 for 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 July 2019, the team was 22nd in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

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.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.


Playing career


Crichton started her career with Cumbernauld Cosmos before moving to Whitehill Welfare. [2] [3] She had a short spell with Glasgow City in 2007 before moving on to Celtic later the same year, scoring a penalty on her debut against then reigning league champions Hibernian. [4] [5] Crichton went on to join Hibernian in 2011 for one season before returning for her second spell at Glasgow City in January 2012. [6] [7]

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.

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.

Hibernian L.F.C.

Hibernian Girls & Ladies Football Club is a women's football team that plays in the Scottish Women's Premier League, the top division of women's football in Scotland. Hibernian Ladies are affiliated with Hibernian in Edinburgh and use the club's training facilities and wear the club's colours.

After winning a clean sweep of domestic honours with City in 2012, including a league campaign in which the club finished undefeated, Crichton made her bow in the UEFA Women's Champions League against ŽNK Osijek in the qualifying round of the 2012–13 competition. She went on to play in all five matches in City's run to the round of 32. [8]

UEFA Womens Champions League European association football tournament for clubs

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ŽNK Osijek

ŽNK Osijek is a Croatian women's football based in Osijek. It was founded in 1990 and is the most successful team in Croatian women's football with 22 Croatian championship titles. The 2010–11 title was won without dropping a single point in all of their 20 league games; last such success was in the season 2001–02. They also won the Croatian Women's Football Cup 19 times out of 28 editions.

Crichton signed for FA WSL side Notts County in January 2015. [9] In April 2017, she joined Glasgow City for a third spell with the club. [10]


Crichton was part of Tony Gervaise's Scotland youth squad which qualified for the finals of the 2005 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Hungary. [2] [3] While playing for the Edinburgh Ladies, she earned her first call up to the senior Scotland women's squad in August 2006 and made her debut in a challenge match against Belgium the following month. [11] [12]

Tony Gervaise is a Scottish association football former player turned women's football coach. He is a former manager of Arsenal Ladies, having succeeded Vic Akers in 2009.

The 2005 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship was the holding of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Hungary from July 20–31, 2005. Russia won this edition of the competition in the final against France.

Hungary Country in Central Europe

Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.

National coach Anna Signeul recalled Crichton for Scotland's two challenge matches against the United States in February 2013. [13]

Anna Signeul Footballer, Coach

Anna Signeul is a Swedish former football player, who was the national coach of the Scotland women's team from March 2005 until 2017. She is currently the manager of the Finland women's team.

United States womens national soccer team Womens national association football team representing the United States

The United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning four Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic gold medals, and eight CONCACAF Gold Cups. It medaled in every World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF. The United States women's national soccer team recently just won the 2019 World Cup for the 4th time by defeating Netherlands 2-0.

International goals

Results list Scotland's goal tally first. [1]
11 June 2013 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 3–2 Friendly 1
25 April 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
313 September 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1

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