Shannon Lynn

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Shannon Lynn
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Lynn playing for Scotland in May 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-10-22) 22 October 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Brampton, Canada
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Vittsjö GIK
Number 1
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2004–2006 IPFW Mastodons
2007–2008 Fort Wayne Fever
2009 F.C. Indiana 21 (0)
2009–2014 Hibernian Ladies 10 (0)
2013 Chelsea Ladies 3 (0)
2014– Vittsjö GIK 59 (0)
National team
2010– Scotland 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 01:30, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:30, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Shannon Lynn (born 22 October 1985) is a Canadian–born Scottish female international football goalkeeper who currently plays in the Swedish Damallsvenskan for Vittsjö GIK. She has previously played in the North American W-League for Fort Wayne Fever and F.C. Indiana, in the Scottish Women's Premier League for Hibernian and in the FA WSL for Chelsea Ladies. Lynn made her senior Scotland debut against Switzerland in June 2010.

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Lynn's first start for Scotland was a 2–0 win over England at the 2011 Cyprus Cup; the Scots' first win over the Auld Enemy for 34 years. [1] Lynn won the Scottish Players' Player of the Year award for 2011. [2]

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Lynn joined Chelsea in an emergency deal in April 2013, after the club's only fit keeper Nicola Davies was posted to Oman with the Royal Air Force. [3] She continued to train with Hibs while flying down for matches for the duration of the short term contract. [4] With Carly Telford recovered from a broken hand, Lynn was allowed to rejoin Hibernian in July. [5]

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Lynn joined Swedish side Vittsjö GIK in April 2014 on a three-month contract. [6]

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References

  1. Alan Campbell (7 March 2011). "Former Mastodon Lynn Plays a Big Role on the Scottish National Team". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  2. King, Iain (30 November 2011). "Shannon's Sun shine". The Scottish Sun . News International. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  3. "Chelsea Recruit Goalkeeper Lynn". FA WSL. The Football Association. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  4. "Lynn focused on Iceland clash, in dark over Chelsea". The Scotsman. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  5. "Ladies: Transfer and International News". ChelseaFC.com. Chelsea F.C. 5 July 2013. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  6. Payne, Richard (14 April 2014). "Ladies' Magnificent Seven". Hibernian F.C. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
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