Carly Telford

Carly Mitchell Telford (born 7 July 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Chelsea and the England national team.

Carly Telford
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Personal information
Full name Carly Mitchell Telford[1]
Date of birth 7 July 1987 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Jesmond,[2] England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.74 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper[1]
Club information
Current team
Number 28
Youth career
Newcastle United Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Sunderland
2007–2010 Leeds Carnegie
2010–2012 Chelsea 23 (0)
2012–2013Perth Glory (loan) 9 (0)
2013 Chelsea 6 (0)
2014–2017 Notts County 30 (0)
2017– Chelsea 21 (0)
National team
2010 England U23 2 (0)
2007– England 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:53, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05 August 2019 (UTC)

Club career

Telford joined Leeds United Ladies in 2007 from relegated club Sunderland.[3] In May of that year she had turned out for Charlton Athletic in a tournament in Spain,[4] but Charlton disbanded their women's team shortly afterwards. At Leeds, Telford was named player of the match in the 2008 FA Women's Cup final, after an impressive performance in Leeds' 4–1 defeat to Arsenal.[5]

In summer 2010, Telford was called into the England squad as an unattached player,[6] having left Leeds Carnegie. Matt Beard signed her for Chelsea Ladies ahead of the inaugural 2011 FA WSL season.[7] In October 2012 it was announced that Telford would join Australian club Perth Glory for the 2012–13 winter season.[8]

Telford left Chelsea after three years in December 2013, signing for Notts County ahead of the 2014 FA WSL season. There she was reunited with her former Leeds coach Rick Passmoor and she would have the opportunity to train with goalkeeper coach Kevin Pilkington.[9] Chelsea coach Emma Hayes' decision to hand Telford a free transfer left her shocked and raging.[10]

Telford was carrying a shoulder injury ahead of the 2015 FA Women's Cup Final and Notts County were angry when The Football Association refused their request for dispensation to sign another goalkeeper.[11] Telford recovered to play in the team's 1–0 defeat by Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. She signed a two-year extension to her contract in November 2015.[12]

In June 2016, Telford suffered torn ankle ligaments in a win over Doncaster Belles and was ruled out for three months.[13] Notts County moved quickly to sign Lizzie Durack as a replacement.[14] Notts County Ladies folded in April 2017.

International career

Telford made her senior international debut on 11 March 2007 as a substitute against Scotland, having previously played at U17, U19, U21 and U23 levels.[15][16]

In May 2009, Telford was one of the first 17 female players to be given central contracts by The Football Association.[17]

In May 2015, Mark Sampson named Telford in his final squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted in Canada. England eventually finished in third place, but Telford was disappointed to be the only member of the squad not to play any minutes at the tournament.[18]

In 2019, Telford was part of the England team that won the SheBelieves Cup in the United States, playing two of the three games against Brazil and Japan.[19] Later that year, Telford was called up by Phil Neville to the 2019 World Cup squad. As part of England's social-media facing squad announcement, her name was announced by Sports Presenter Nicole Holliday.[20]

Having been included in England squads for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and UEFA Women's Euro 2017 without getting to play, Telford finally got her first minutes at a major tournament on 14 June 2019, starting in England's second group game at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup against Argentina.[21]

Personal life

Telford attended Tanfield School,[16] then Gateshead College on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme.[22]




  1. ^ a b c d "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015: List of players: England" (PDF). FIFA. 6 July 2015. p. 10. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Behind the scenes". The Football Association. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  3. ^ "England pair so sad for Steph". Give Me Football. 10 September 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  4. ^ "F.C. Barcelona 4–3 Charlton Athletic". Sitges Femeni Cup. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  5. ^ "United shot down by lethal Gunners burst". The Yorkshire Post. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Yankey hoping to complete century". She Kicks. 12 July 2010. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Interview: Matt Beard/ Manager/ Chelsea FC Ladies". She Kicks. 8 March 2011. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Perth Glory W League Squad announced for 2012". 4 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Notts County Net Carly Telford". She Kicks. 23 December 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  10. ^ Leighton, Tony (31 July 2015). "Women's FA Cup final 2015: Wembley welcomes women's showpiece with Carly Telford out for revenge". The Independent. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Women's FA Cup: Notts County goalkeeper request blocked". BBC Sport. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Carly Telford: Notts County Ladies goalkeeper signs new contract". BBC Sport. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Carly Telford: England and Notts County Ladies goalkeeper out for up to three months". BBC Sport. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Notts County Ladies: Jade Moore, Jo Potter and Lizzie Durack sign". BBC Sport. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Busy schedule coming up for England Under 19s and Under 17s". Give Me Football. 31 March 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
  16. ^ a b "Past Players (TUV)". Durham County Schools' FA. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  17. ^ "England Women awarded contracts". BBC Sport. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  18. ^ Lavery, Glenn (19 September 2015). "Carly Telford excited to be a part of England's future". The Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  19. ^ "England Claims 2019 SheBelieves Cup Crown with 3-0 Win vs. Japan".
  20. ^ "Beckham, Sterling, Emma Watson & Prince William announce Lionesses squad".
  21. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - England - Argentina -".
  22. ^ "Women's Football Academy". Gateshead College. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Match for third place - Match report" (PDF). FIFA. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  24. ^ "England record statement win over Japan to clinch prestigious SheBelieves Cup". The Football Association. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

External links

2008 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2008 FA Women's Cup Final was the 38th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. It was the 15th final to be held under the direct control of the Football Association (FA). The final was contested between Arsenal and Leeds United at the City Ground on 5 May 2008. It was Arsenal's third successive FA Cup triumph, their ninth in total and their 29th major trophy in just 16 years. Leeds made their second final appearance, after losing 5–0 to Arsenal in 2006. The match was attended by a crowd of 24,582.

2012 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2012 FA Women's Cup Final was the 42nd final of the FA Women's Cup. 276 clubs competed for the years trophy. The winners did not qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League. The current holders Birmingham City Ladies, beat Chelsea Ladies 3–2 in a penalty shoot-out after a 2–2 draw in the final at Ashton Gate.The match was televised live by Sky Sports 2. The channel's decision to switch the transmission of the penalty shoot-out to behind the red button was criticised and described as embarrassing. The attendance of 8,723 was the lowest at the FA Women's Cup final since 2005. Entertainment at the final included a half time performance from The Risk, a boy band who had finished 10th in the previous year's edition of The X Factor.

2013–14 Perth Glory W-League season

The 2013–14 Perth Glory FC W-League season was the club's sixth participation in the W-League, since the league's formation in 2008.

2015 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2015 FA Women's Cup Final was the 45th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. The showpiece event was the 22nd to be played directly under the auspices of the Football Association (FA) and was named the SSE Women's FA Cup Final for sponsorship reasons. The final was contested between Chelsea Ladies and Notts County Ladies on 1 August 2015 at Wembley Stadium in London. Chelsea made its second final appearance, after losing the 2012 final. Notts County appeared in its first ever final.

The match was the first women's final to be staged at Wembley Stadium. Watched by a record crowd of 30,710 and a BBC television audience of nearly two million, Chelsea won the match 1–0, with a first-half goal from Ji So-yun. Chelsea's Eniola Aluko was named player of the match.

2017 Chelsea L.F.C. season

The 2017 season is Chelsea Ladies Football Club's 25th season of competitive football and its seventh season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, being one of the league's foundation clubs.Following a reorganisation of top-level women's football in England, the 2017 season will only cover half of a traditional season's length, while the FA WSL shifts its calendar to match the traditional autumn-to-spring axis of football in Europe. For the same reason, there is no Champions League qualification nor relegation to be competed for.

2018 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2018 FA Women's Cup Final was the 48th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. The showpiece event was the 25th to be played directly under the auspices of the Football Association (FA) and was named the SSE Women's FA Cup Final due to sponsorship reasons.

The final was contested between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies on 5 May 2018 at Wembley Stadium in London. The match was broadcast on BBC1. Chelsea won the match 3–1 in front of a record crowd of 45,423 to clinch their second title.

2019–20 Chelsea F.C. Women season

The 2019–20 season is Chelsea Women's 28th competitive season and 10th consecutive season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top flight of English women's football.

Chelsea F.C. Women

Chelsea Football Club Women, formerly known as Chelsea Ladies Football Club, are an English women's football club based in Fulham, England. Since 2004, the club has been affiliated with Chelsea F.C., a men's team in the Premier League. Chelsea Women were a founding member of the FA WSL in 2010, the top level of women's football in England since 2011. From 2005 to 2010, the side competed in the Premier League National Division, the top tier of women's football in England at the time.

Emma Higgins

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Jessica Clarke

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Kay Hawke

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Leeds United Women F.C.

Leeds United Women are an English women's football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. They are currently members of the FA Women's National League Division One North.

List of England women's international footballers (alphabetical)

This is a list of England women's international footballers – association football players who have played for the England women's national football team. Those currently available for selection are indicated by an asterisk (*).

This table takes into account all official England matches played up to and including 22 September 2011.

Lizzie Durack

Elizabeth Christina Mary Durack (born 20 May 1994) is a former professional footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for Chelsea of the FA Women's Super League.

Shannon Lynn

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.

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. Lynn won the Scottish Players' Player of the Year award for 2011.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. She continued to train with Hibs while flying down for matches for the duration of the short term contract. With Carly Telford recovered from a broken hand, Lynn was allowed to rejoin Hibernian in July.Lynn joined Swedish side Vittsjö GIK in April 2014 on a three-month contract.

Stanley, County Durham

Stanley is a former colliery town and civil parish in County Durham, England. Centred on a hilltop between Chester-le-Street and Consett, the town lies south west of Gateshead.

Stanley was formerly divided into three distinct settlements – the main town of West Stanley and the mining villages of East Stanley and South Stanley. Through a process of gradual expansion, these have become amalgamated into one town, with East and South Stanley no longer officially used as town names (although they are still recognised colloquially).

The civil parish of Stanley was created in 2007 and takes in not only Stanley, but the villages of Annfield Plain, Tanfield, Craghead, Catchgate, Tantobie, Tanfield Lea, South Moor, White-le-Head, Bloemfontein, Clough Dene, Greencroft, Harelaw, Kip Hill, The Middles, New Kyo, No Place, Oxhill, Quaking Houses, Shield Row, and West Kyo. The current Parish covers the vast majority of the former Stanley Urban District Council area, with the exception of Dipton and Burnopfield.

Tanfield School

Tanfield School is a co-educational comprehensive school in Stanley, County Durham, England, by the border to Tanfield Lea. Tanfield takes students from the age of 11 to 16.

Telford (surname)

Telford is the surname of:


Anthony Telford (born 1966), American retired Major League Baseball pitcher

Bill Telford, New Zealand rugby league player in the 1920s and coach in the '50s and '60s

Billy Telford (born 1956), English former footballer

Carly Telford (born 1987), English footballer

Dick Telford (born 1945), Australian sports scientist and former Australian rules footballer

Dom Telford (born 1996), English footballer

Don Telford (c. 1902 – c. 1980), Australian rugby union player

Erastus D. Telford (187–1936), American lawyer and politician

James Lyle Telford (1889–1960), Canadian politician, mayor of Vancouver

Katie Telford, Canadian political strategist and chief of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Lisa Telford, Haida weaver

Mary Jewett Telford (1839–1906), American Civil War nurse and humanitarian

Robert Telford (1860–1933), Canadian pioneer and politician

Thomas Telford (1757–1834), Scottish civil engineer

William Pattison Telford, Sr. (1836–1922), Canadian banker and Member of Parliament

William Pattison Telford, Jr. (1867–1955), Canadian Member of Parliament, son of the above

Zoe Telford (born 1973), English actressFictional characters:

Chibs Telford, in the television series Sons of Anarchy, played by Tommy Flanagan

David Telford, in the television series Stargate Universe, played by Lou Diamond Phillips

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