Rachel Corsie

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Rachel Corsie
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Corsie playing for Scotland in 2014
Personal information
Full nameRachel Louise Corsie [1]
Date of birth (1989-08-17) 17 August 1989 (age 29) [1]
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Utah Royals FC
Number 2
Youth career
Stonehaven
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2008 Aberdeen Ladies
2008–2013 Glasgow City
2014 Notts County 13 (0)
2015–2017 Seattle Reign FC 44 (3)
2015Glasgow City (loan)
2018– Utah Royals FC 24 (0)
2018–Canberra United (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2009– Scotland 101 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 23 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 August 2018

Rachel Louise Corsie (born 17 August 1989) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender for the Utah Royals in the National Women's Soccer League, Canberra United in the Australian W-League and is the captain of the Scotland national team.

Association football team field sport

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In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

Utah Royals FC American womens soccer team

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She previously played for Glasgow City in the Scottish Women's Premier League and English FA WSL club Notts County. Corsie made her senior national team debut against France in March 2009 and has since amassed 100 appearances for the national team.

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.

The Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL) is the highest level of league competition in women's football in Scotland. The league consists of two divisions, SWPL 1 and SWPL 2, each with eight teams and is owned and managed by Scottish Women's Football. The league was formed in 2002 when the Premier Division of the Scottish Women's Football League (SWFL) broke away to form the SWPL. Initially operating as a single division of twelve teams, the current format was introduced in 2015 with the creation of SWPL 2.

Notts County Ladies Football Club, now defunct, was a women's football club based in Nottingham, England. Like the club's male affiliate Notts County FC, they played their home games at Meadow Lane.

Club career

Glasgow City, 2008–2014

In July 2008 Corsie joined Glasgow City from Aberdeen Ladies at age 18. [2] In her first season with City she contributed 10 goals as the club won a domestic treble. [3] She also featured in the UEFA Women's Champions League. [1]

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In May 2012, Corsie made her 100th league appearance for Glasgow City. Of the milestone, Glasgow City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black said, "I think it shows remarkable consistently she has managed to rack up 100 starts for the club in such a short period of time. People tend to forget that Rachel is still only 22 years of age and is continuing to develop as a player." [4]

Edward Wolecki Black is a Scottish football player and manager who is currently manager of Scottish Women's Premier League club Celtic. He has previously managed Lochee United, Montrose, Edusport Academy and Airdrieonians in men's football, and women's teams Glasgow City and Motherwell.

Notts County, 2014

Corsie left Glasgow City for Notts County in January 2014, to fulfil her ambition of playing in England. She was attracted to playing at Meadow Lane and training full-time. [5] In January 2015 it was announced by Notts County Ladies that Corsie had chosen not to continue with the club for their forthcoming season. After a successful year at Notts where she was captain throughout the season, she had also been awarded Supporters Player of the Season and joint Managers Player of the Season. Many fans rated Corsie as the best Centre Back of the 2014 season. [6] [7]

Meadow Lane football stadium

The Meadow Lane Stadium is a football stadium in Nottingham, England. It is the home ground of Notts County, who have played there since 1910. The stadium was also home to Notts County Ladies F.C. from 2014 until 2017.

Seattle Reign FC, 2015–2017

Corsie signed with American side Seattle Reign FC for the 2015 season of the National Women's Soccer League in January 2015. [8] Of her signing, Reign FC head coach Laura Harvey said, "Rachel is a terrific player who will bring depth and experience to our backline. She will make the entire defensive unit stronger by providing us flexibility we lacked last season. We are excited to have her with the club and know she will make an impact." [9]

The 2015 National Women's Soccer League season was the third season of the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. Including the NWSL's two professional predecessors, Women's Professional Soccer (2009–2011) and the Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003), it was the ninth overall season of FIFA and USSF-sanctioned top division women's soccer in the United States. The league is operated by the United States Soccer Federation and receives major financial backing from that body. Further financial backing is expected to be provided by the Canadian Soccer Association and the Mexican Football Federation. All three national federations pay the league salaries of many of their respective national team members in an effort to nurture talent in those nations.

National Womens Soccer League professional soccer league, highest level of womens soccer in the United States

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Laura Harvey Association football coach

Laura Harvey is an English professional women's football coach and former player. Currently the head coach of Utah Royals FC, she previously managed Seattle Reign FC, Arsenal, and Birmingham City. She was also involved with youth set-ups of the United States and England. Harvey was named FAWSL Coach of the Year in 2011 after guiding Arsenal to win the league title, FA Cup, and Continental Cup. She was named NWSL Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

Corsie was released by Seattle in January 2018. [10]

Loan to Glasgow City, 2015

On 25 September Corsie re-joined Glasgow City on loan from Seattle Reign FC. [11]

Utah Royals FC, 2018–

On 19 March 2018, Corsie signed with Utah Royals FC. [12] Corsie appeared in all 24 games for Utah in 2018. She was named to the NWSL Team of the Month in July. [13]

Loan to Canberra United

Corsie signed with Canberra United for the 2018-19 W-League season. [14] Prior to the first game of the season, Corsie was named team captain. [15]

International career

Corsie (L) chases Sweden's Hanna Folkesson Sweden - Scotland, 17 September 2014 (47).jpg
Corsie (L) chases Sweden's Hanna Folkesson

Corsie captained the Scotland U-19 team to the finals of the 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. [16] At the 2009 Cyprus Cup, Corsie made her senior debut against France and was selected in all Scotland's games at the tournament. [17]

As of January 2015, Corsie has earned over 70 caps for the senior national team and has scored 13 goals playing primarily in the central defender position. [18] She scored three goals during the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification. In March 2011, Corsie captained the team to a 2–0 win over England at the 2011 Cyprus Cup, a first for Scotland in more than 30 years. [19]

Corsie scored four goals for Scotland during UEFA qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Scotland finished second in their qualifying group and advanced to the UEFA play-offs where they were eliminated by the Netherlands.

In 2017 Scotland qualified for the European Championships for the first time ever. Corsie was named to the Scotland Team for Euro 2017 and appeared in all three group games for Scotland. [20] On September 10, 2017, Corsie was named the new captain of the Scotland Women's National Team following the retirement of Gemma Fay. [21]

Corsie made her 100th international appearance on 12 June 2018, in a 2019 World Cup qualifier against Poland. [22] Scotland won their qualifying group and qualified for the World Cup for the first time ever.

International goals


Goal
DateLocationOpponentResultCompetition
1.15 October 2009 The Oval, Belfast Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland

5350.03005 3–0

Friendly
2.27 March 2010 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia

5350.03005 3–1

2011 World Cup qualifying
3.19 June 2010 Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria

5350.03005 5–0

2011 World Cup qualifying
4.21 August 2010 Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton Flag of Greece.svg  Greece

5350.03005 4–1

2011 World Cup qualifying
5.21 September 2011 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

5350.03005 7–2

Friendly
6.16 June 2012 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh Flag of Israel.svg  Israel

5350.03005 8–0

2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualifying
7.21 June 2012 Turners Cross, Cork Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland

5350.03005 1–0

2013 UEFA Women'sEuro qualifying
8.22 September 2013 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands

5350.03005 7–2

2015 World Cup qualifying
9.26 September 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina

5350.03005 7–0

2015 World Cup qualifying
10.3 August 2014 Palmerston Park, Dumfries Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina

5350.03005 1–1

Friendly
11.13 September 2014 Estádio do Dr. José de Matos, Viana do Castelo Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal

5350.03005 1–1

Friendly
12.13 September 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands

5650.06005 9–0

2015 World Cup qualifying
13.

5650.06005 9–0

2015 World Cup qualifying
14.23 October 2015 Fir Park, Motherwell Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus

5350.03005 7–0

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
15.27 October 2015FFM Training Centre, Skopje Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia

5650.06005 4–1

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
16.

5650.06005 4–1

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying

Personal life

Aberdeen legend Donald Colman was Corsie's great-grandfather. [17] Corsie remains an Aberdeen FC supporter, and models her game on that of Zander Diamond. [23] Corsie works in professional services at Ernst & Young as an Assurance Associate where her flexible working scheme enables her to do accountancy and football side by side. She studied at Hazlehead Academy and then undertook a degree in accountancy and finance at Robert Gordon University. [24] Corsie was awarded a women's football scholarship by the SFA. [3]

Honours

Club

Glasgow City [25]

Seattle Reign

See also

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