Alex Greenwood

Alex Greenwood (born 7 September 1993) is an English footballer who plays for Manchester United, where she is club captain, and the England national team. Mainly a left-back, she can also play as a centre-back[2] and is considered to be a set-piece specialist.[3]

She has previously played for Liverpool, Notts County and Everton where she began her career. Greenwood has played for the England national football team since 2014 and was named the FA Women's Young Player of the Year in 2012.

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Greenwood with Manchester United in 2019
Personal information
Full name Alex Greenwood[1]
Date of birth 7 September 1993 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m)[1]
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 3
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Everton 38 (1)
2015 Notts County 14 (1)
2016–2018 Liverpool 32 (5)
2018– Manchester United 18 (4)
National team
2008–2010 England U17 11 (1)
2010–2012 England U19 14 (1)
2013–2014 England U23 6 (0)
2014– England 41 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 July 2019

Club career


Liverpool-born Greenwood joined Everton at the age of eight, and progressed through the club's Centre of Excellence.[4] On 5 August 2010, she made her first team debut in a 6–0 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League qualification round win against .[5] Two days later, in the same competition, Greenwood scored a penalty kick in the 80th minute in a 10–0 victory over FK Borec.[6]

When Everton's longstanding left-back Rachel Unitt signed for Birmingham City after the 2011 FA WSL season, Greenwood took over her place in the team. Throughout the 2012 season she performed so well that she was named FA Young Player of the Year at FA Women's Football Awards in November.[7]

Greenwood played in Everton's 2–0 defeat by Arsenal in the 2014 FA Women's Cup final.[8]

Notts County

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Greenwood warming up with Notts County before a match against Arsenal in 2015.

When the 2014 season culminated in Everton's relegation, Greenwood requested to leave in order to protect her national team place ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She signed for Notts County on a two-year contract for an undisclosed transfer fee.[9] The move disappointed Everton who wanted Greenwood to leave on loan and come back if they were promoted again.[10]


In January 2016, she joined Liverpool.[11] At the club, she scored in each of the three seasons in the two-year spell with the club, the first came from the penalty spot against Sunderland.[12] At the end of the 2017–18 season, after 44 appearances and six goals, Greenwood was released by the club.[13]

Manchester United

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Greenwood playing for Manchester United against Brighton & Hove Albion in 2019.

On 13 July 2018, it was announced that Greenwood was joining and would captain Manchester United for their inaugural season.[14] She made her competitive debut for Manchester United in a 1–0 League Cup victory against former club Liverpool on 19 August.[15] On 20 September, she made her Championship debut in a 3–0 win against Sheffield United.[16] On 18 November, she scored her first goal for the club from the penalty spot in a 5–0 win away at Crystal Palace.[17] Greenwood helped Manchester United win the Championship and gain promotion to the FA WSL in their debut season.[18]

International career

Greenwood captained England at youth level[19] and played at the 2012 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.[18] Senior national team coach Mark Sampson selected her for the 2014 Cyprus Cup,[20] where she made her debut against Italy on 5 March 2014.[18] She scored her first goal for England in September 2014, during a 10–0 win in Montenegro.[21]

At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, youngest member of the squad Greenwood shared England's left-back duties with Claire Rafferty.[22] She won a bronze medal when the team beat Germany in the third place play-off.[23]

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Greenwood (right) for England during the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.

In 2019, Greenwood was part of the England team that won the SheBelieves Cup in the United States.[18] Later that year, Greenwood was selected as part of England's World Cup squad.[18] As part of England's social-media facing squad announcement, her name was announced by singer Olly Murs.[24][18] On 23 June, Greenwood scored England's third goal in a 3–0 World Cup 2019 round of 16 win against Cameroon,[25] with England progressing to finish fourth in the tournament.[26]

Personal life

Although she joined Everton aged eight and signed her first professional contract with the club, Greenwood was brought up supporting Merseyside rivals Liverpool and admired Jamie Carragher.[27] She attended Savio Salesian College.[28] Greenwood is in a relationship with Jack O'Connell, also a professional footballer for Sheffield United.[29]

Career statistics


As of match played 11 May 2019.[30]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2011 WSL 7 0 0 0 7 0
2012 10 0 0 0 3 0 13 0
2013 12 1 0 0 3 0 15 1
2014 WSL 1 14 0 0 0 5 0 19 0
Total 43 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 54 1
Notts County 2015 WSL 1 14 1 0 0 8 3 0 0 22 4
Liverpool 2016 WSL 1 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1
2017 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
2017–18 18 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 23 2
Total 32 4 0 0 6 1 0 0 38 5
Manchester United 2018–19 Championship 18 4 3 1 6 0 27 5
Career total 107 10 3 1 31 4 0 0 141 15
  1. ^ Includes the FA Women's Cup
  2. ^ Includes the FA WSL Cup
  3. ^ Includes the UEFA Women's Champions League

International goals

As of match played 23 June 2019. England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Greenwood goal.
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 17 September 2014 Stadion Pod Malim Brdom, Petrovac, Montenegro  Montenegro 8–0 10–0 2015 FIFA World Cup qualifying [21]
2 4 June 2016 Adams Park, Wycombe, England  Serbia 1–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2017 qualifying [31]
3 23 June 2019 Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France  Cameroon 3–0 3–0 2019 FIFA World Cup [25]


Manchester United




  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 List of players: England" (PDF). FIFA. 1 June 2019. p. 8. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ Currie, Jo; Magowan, Alistair (11 May 2015). "Women's World Cup: Who is in England's squad for Canada?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Chessboard tactics paying off for England". FIFA. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Alex Greenwood". Everton F.C. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  5. ^ "EVERTON 6 - 0 KÍ". Soccerway. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. ^ "EVERTON 10 - 0 BOREC". Soccerway. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  7. ^ Theivam, Kieran (9 January 2013). "Greenwood optimistic Blues still the team to beat". The Football Ramble. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Arsenal Ladies 2 Everton Ladies 0 match report: Arsenal Ladies give Shelley Kerr triumphant send-off with Everton win". The Independent. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Alex Greenwood determined to be England's No.3 at World Cup". Nottingham Post. 5 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Greenwood Departs". Everton L.F.C. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Ladies secure signing of England international Greenwood". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Sunderland vs. Liverpool - 18 May 2016 - Soccerway".
  13. ^ "Liverpool Ladies: Alex Greenwood, Martha Harris and Amy Turner to exit WSL club". 11 June 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Manchester United include England stars in unveiled women's squad". 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  15. ^ Drudge, Harriet (19 August 2018). "MATCH REPORT: LIVERPOOL WOMEN 0 UNITED WOMEN 1". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  16. ^ Bath, Adam (20 September 2018). "MATCH REPORT: UNITED WOMEN 3 SHEFFIELD UNITED 0". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  17. ^ "CRYSTAL PALACE LADIES 0 UNITED WOMEN 5". Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d e f Higgins, Adam (8 May 2019). "Man Utd Women captain Alex Greenwood in England World Cup squad". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  19. ^ Jones, Mark (3 June 2008). "Magic Alex! Bootle teenager skippers England under-15s team". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  20. ^ Lavery, Glenn (12 February 2014). "Kelly Smith named in England Women's squad for Cyprus Cup". The Football Association. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  21. ^ a b Leighton, Tony (17 September 2014). "England Women thrash Montenegro 10-0 in qualifier". BBC Sport.
  22. ^ Lavery, Glenn (27 May 2015). "World Cup buzz lifts England, says Alex Greenwood". The FA. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Match for third place - Match report" (PDF). Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Beckham, Sterling, Emma Watson & Prince William announce Lionesses squad".
  25. ^ a b Garry, Tom (23 June 2019). "England Women 3–0 Cameroon Women". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Women's World Cup: England finish fourth after Sweden defeat". 6 July 2019 – via
  27. ^ "She Kicks Back – Alex Greenwood (Everton Ladies)". She Kicks. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  28. ^ "Congratulations Alex Greenwood & Mollie Green". Savio Salesian College. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  29. ^ Tomas, Fiona (3 June 2019). "England defender Alex Greenwood savouring double promotion with boyfriend ahead of World Cup". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  30. ^ "A. Greenwood". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  31. ^ Magowan, Alistair (4 June 2016). "England Women 7–0 Serbia Women". BBC Sport.
  32. ^ "Man Utd Women 7-0 Crystal Palace Ladies: Women's Championship title sealed by win". BBC Sport. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  33. ^ Lavery, Glenn (11 March 2015). "England 1-0 Canada: Cyprus Cup final match report". The Football Association.
  34. ^ "England record statement win over Japan to clinch prestigious SheBelieves Cup". The FA. 5 March 2019.
  35. ^ Lavery, Glenn (23 March 2014). "Alex Greenwood looks back on her England Women's debut". Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  36. ^ "PFA awards: Leicester and Spurs dominate Premier League team". BBC Sport. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

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