Lucy Graham

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Lucy Graham
Personal information
Full nameLucy Graham
Date of birth (1996-10-10) 10 October 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bristol City
Number 14
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2013 Forfar Farmington 31 (5)
2013–2015 Hibernian 10 (3)
2015 Mallbackens 12 (2)
2016–2018 Hibernian
2018– Bristol City 13 (6)
National team
2011–2012 Scotland U17 7 (2)
2013–2015 Scotland U19 23 (5)
2017– Scotland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 15:51, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:25, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Lucy Graham (born 10 October 1996) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bristol City in the FA WSL and the Scotland national team. She has previously played for Forfar Farmington and Hibernian in Scotland and Mallbackens in Sweden.

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Club career

Forfar Farmington (2012–2013) and Hibernian (2013–2015)

Graham began her senior career at Forfar Farmington in 2012. [1] In her first season, she helped the club finish second in the SWPL and reach the Scottish Women's Cup final. Her performances earned her a nomination for the Players' Player of the Year award. [2]

Forfar Farmington Football Club are a Scottish FA Quality Mark Community Football Club who are based at Station Park in Forfar, Angus.

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In the summer of 2013, she left Forfar Farmington to join Hibernian. [3]

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.

Mallbackens (2015)

In July 2015, Graham left Hibernian to join Swedish club Mallbackens. [4]

Mallbackens IF is a football club from Mallbacken, 15 kilometres north of Sunne in Värmland, Sweden. The club was established in 1942 and played in the Women's premier division (Damallsvenskan) for the first time in 1986. They currently play in Sweden's second division, the Elitettan.

Return to Hibernian (2016–2018)

In January 2016, Graham returned to Hibernian. [5] On 5 October 2016, she made her UEFA Women's Champions League debut in a 6–0 loss to Bayern Munich. [6] She played a crucial role in Hibernian's 2017–18 UEFA Women's Champions League campaign, scoring four goals in three matches. [7]

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Bristol City (2018–present)

Graham joined Bristol City in July 2018. [8] On 19 August 2018, she scored twice in her debut against Leicester City in the FA WSL Cup. [9] On 9 September 2018, she made her league debut and scored the winning goal in a 1–0 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion. [10]

Leicester City W.F.C.

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International career

Graham was included in the Scotland squad for a friendly match with Belgium in April 2017. [11] On 14 September 2017, she made her full international debut in a 3–0 win over Hungary. [12]

Honours

Hibernian

Winner

Runner-up

Forfar Farmington

Runner-up

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References

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  2. "Excited about the whole event - Lucy". Women's Soccer Scene. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  3. "New Signing Lucy Graham interview". Pitchero. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
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  6. "Hibernian 0-6 Bayern Munich - UEFA Womens' Champions League: Bayern outclass a committed Hibs side". VAVEL.com. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. "Lucy Graham player profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. "Bristol City Women: Scottish pair Lucy Graham and Eartha Cummings join". BBC Sport. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
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  10. "REPORT: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Bristol City Women". Bristol City F.C. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
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