|Date of birth||6 August 1987|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Whitehill Welfare/Edinburgh Ladies|
| * 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.
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Crichton started her career with Cumbernauld Cosmos before moving to Whitehill Welfare.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. Crichton went on to join Hibernian in 2011 for one season before returning for her second spell at Glasgow City in January 2012.
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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.
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Crichton signed for FA WSL side Notts County in January 2015.In April 2017, she joined Glasgow City for a third spell with the club.
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.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.
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National coach Anna Signeul recalled Crichton for Scotland's two challenge matches against the United States in February 2013.
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|1||1 June 2013||Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík||3–2||Friendly||1|
|2||5 April 2014||Fir Park, Motherwell||2–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
|3||13 September 2014||Fir Park, Motherwell||9–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual.||1|
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