Jennifer Beattie

Jennifer Patricia Beattie (born 13 May 1991) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Arsenal of the FA WSL and the Scotland national team. Beattie is a tall, strong, right-footed player.[2] Although typically a defender or midfielder,[3] she is also an accomplished goalscorer.[4] She is the daughter of former Scotland and British Lions rugby union player, John Beattie.

Jennifer Beattie
Jennifer Beattie 2013
Beattie with Montpellier HSC in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jennifer Patricia Beattie[1]
Date of birth 13 May 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
Hamilton Academical
Queen's Park
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Queen's Park
2008–2009 Celtic Ladies
2009–2013 Arsenal 24 (7)
2013–2015 Montpellier HSC 29 (5)
2015–2019 Manchester City 68 (6)
2015–2016Melbourne City (loan) 12 (2)
2019- Arsenal 0 (0)
National team
2007–2010 Scotland U19
2008– Scotland 125 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2019

Early life

Beattie began playing football with her brother Johnnie and his friends, while at primary school. She was eventually selected to the Glasgow Primary School select team, as the only girl, and was named captain.[5] Beattie then played with Hamilton Academical's boys' teams.[6]

Club career

Queen's Park

Beattie began her senior career in the Scottish Women's Premier League with Queen's Park F.C. Ladies as a 15-year-old.[6] She helped the club reach the final of the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup in November 2007; Queen's Park lost 4–0 to a Hibernian Ladies team containing Beattie's future Arsenal teammate Kim Little.[7]


In January 2008 Beattie moved to Celtic Ladies.[8] She spent a year and a half with the club before leaving to join Arsenal Ladies.


Beattie joined Arsenal in July 2009;[4][9] her first goals for Arsenal came on 8 November 2009 where she scored a stunning treble to seal a comeback against Chelsea after being 2–0 down at half-time.[10] In March 2010, Beattie played in attack during Arsenal's 2–0 defeat by FCR 2001 Duisburg in the quarter-final of the UEFA Women's Champions League.[11] While at Arsenal, she won the 2009 Women's Premier League, the 2011 and 2012 FA Women's League Cup, now called the Continental Cup, and the 2011 and 2013 FA Cups.


Beattie left Arsenal in July 2013 to join French Division 1 Féminine side Montpellier HSC on a two-year contract.[12][13][14] While at Montpellier, she made 25 regular season appearances with the side, scoring 5 goals in the process.[15][16]

Manchester City

Beattie returned to England with Manchester City Women for the 2015 season.[17][18] In November 2018, she became the fifth player to reach 100 appearances for the club. She played a role in City's victories in the 2016 FA WSL, the 2016–17 and 2018–19 editions of the Women's FA Cup, and the 2018–19 FA Women's League Cup.

Melbourne City (loan)

Beattie joined Manchester City's sister club Melbourne City during Manchester City's offseason, before the 3rd round of the 2015–16 W-League season.[19] While at Melbourne City, she helped the club during its double W-League and Grand Final wins, as well as their 100% record season.[20]

Return to Arsenal

Beattie rejoined Arsenal in June 2019.[21]

International career

Beattie represented Scotland at under-17 level,[22] and made her debut for the under-19s at the age of 14.

Beattie made her debut for the senior Scotland side in March 2008, against the United States in Cyprus, as second-half substitute for Leanne Ross.[23] She went on to establish herself in the national side during the 2009 European Championships qualifying campaign. She scored her first international goal as Scotland beat Portugal 4–1 in a European Championship qualifying game in May 2008.[24] Beattie played in both legs of the qualifying play-off defeat to Russia in October and November 2008.[3] After the first leg, Beattie and Kim Little were identified by football writer Graham Spiers as talented youngsters.[25]

In March 2011, Beattie played as a striker and scored in Scotland's 2–0 win over England, the first time Scotland had beaten England since 1977.[26] Beattie became a regular with the Scotland national team. While she was instrumental in helping Scotland reach its first major tournament, the 2017 UEFA Women's Euro Championship, she missed out on the tournament due to injury.[27] She continued her contribution helping Scotland qualify for its first FIFA Women's World Cup, the 2019 tournament in France. On 15 May 2019 Beattie was named to the Scotland's 2019 Women's World Cup squad.[28][29] At 2019 World Cup, she scored in the 3-3 tie with Argentina.[30]

Personal life

Beattie is the daughter of former Scotland and British Lions rugby union player, John Beattie and the sister of current Scottish rugby union international Johnnie Beattie.[2] She attended Jordanhill School in Glasgow[2] and on signing for Arsenal enrolled at Hertfordshire University.

International goals

Results list Scotland's goal tally first.[24]
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 3 May 2008 Municipal Stadium, Póvoa de Varzim  Portugal 4–1 2009 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
2 28 September 2008 McDiarmid Park, Perth  Slovakia 6–0 2009 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
3 30 October 2008 Spartak Stadium, Nalchik  Russia 2–1 2009 UEFA Women's Championship play-off 1
4 24 October 2009 Yiannis Pathiakakis Stadium, Ano Liossia  Greece 1–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
5 27 March 2010 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi  Georgia 3–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
6 19 June 2010 Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia  Bulgaria 5–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
7 21 August 2010 Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton  Greece 4–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
8 4 March 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  England 2–0 2011 Cyprus Cup 1
9 21 August 2011 Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk   Switzerland 5–0 Friendly 1
11 21 September 2011 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh  Finland 7–2 Friendly 2
12 12 October 2011 Ness Ziona Stadium, Ness Ziona  Israel 6–1 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
13 27 October 2011 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh  Wales 2–2 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1
17 5 February 2012 Solitude, Belfast  Northern Ireland 5–1 Friendly 4
18 26 September 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell  Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
19 26 October 2013 Fir Park, Motherwell  Northern Ireland 2–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
20 7 March 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  Netherlands 4–3 2014 Cyprus Cup 1
21 13 September 2014 Fir Park, Motherwell  Faroe Islands 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qual. 1
22 29 November 2015 St Mirren Park, Paisley  North Macedonia 10–0 2017 UEFA Women's Championship qual. 1

See also


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/10/2009 and 31/10/2009" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Neil White (26 October 2008). "Jennifer Beattie ready to play Russian roulette". London: The Sunday Times. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b Wayne Harrison & Martins Hartmanis (29 May 2010). "Beattie despondent but unbowed". UEFA. Archived from the original on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b "14. Jennifer Beattie". Arsenal F.C. Archived from the original on 17 August 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  5. ^ Rob Robertson (30 October 2009). "Oval or round, Beatties are having a ball". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  6. ^ a b Gavin Madeley (17 March 2007). "An all-rounder Jenny joins the Beattie sporting dynasty... but for her it's the round not the oval ball". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  7. ^ Gavin Madeley (10 November 2007). "Match Report". The Pink. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  8. ^ "John's girl now a Celt... Jen up". Evening Times. 26 January 2008.
  9. ^ "Statistics 2009–10". Arsenal F.C. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  10. ^ "Chelsea Ladies 2 – Arsenal Ladies 3". BBC Sport. 8 November 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  11. ^ Paul Saffer (14 March 2010). "Duisburg end Arsenal challenge". UEFA. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  12. ^ "Jennifer Beattie, L'Accent Écossais du MHSC" (in French). Montpellier HSC. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Arsenal Ladies duo to leave the club". Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Beattie (Arsenal) à Montpellier" [Beattie (Arsenal) to Montpellier]. L'Équipe (in French). 19 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Jennifer Beattie". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Jennifer Beattie" (in French). Montpellier HSC. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Man City Women sign Jennifer Beattie from Montpellier". BBC Sport. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  18. ^ "CONTINENTAL CUP HOLDERS MAN CITY SIGN JENNIFER BEATTIE". The FA. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  19. ^ "W-League sign Jennifer Beattie on loan from sister club Manchester City Women". Melbourne City. 30 October 2015.
  20. ^ "JEN BEATTIE HITS CITY CENTURY". Melbourne City. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Jen Beattie: Arsenal Women sign Manchester City and Scotland defender". BBC Sport. 5 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  22. ^ "Tony upbeat after Final defeat". Women's Soccer Scene. 17 April 2006. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  23. ^ "Scotland v USA". The Scottish FA. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  24. ^ a b "Jennifer Beattie – Women's A Squad". The Scottish FA. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  25. ^ Graham Spiers (26 October 2008). "It is definitely a mistake to patronise the women's game". The Times. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  26. ^ Leighton, Tony (4 March 2011). "England 0–2 Scotland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  27. ^ Graham Spiers (2 July 2017). "Leanne Crichton: Midfielder rues loss of Jen Beattie, Kim Little & Lizzie Arnot". BBC Sports. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  28. ^ Wrack, Suzanne (15 May 2019). "Women's World Cup: Arsenal's Emma Mitchell left out of Scotland squad". The Guardian.
  29. ^ "Women's World Cup: Meet Shelley Kerr's Scotland squad for France". BBC Sport. 15 May 2019.
  30. ^ "Scotland crash out of Women's World Cup after dramatic Argentina comeback". Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2019.

External links

2011–12 in Scottish football

The 2011–12 season is the 115th season of competitive football in Scotland.

2014 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2014 Cyprus Women's Cup was the seventh edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place between 5–12 March 2014.France won the final over defending champions England. For the first time, Canada did not reach the final, eventually finishing in fifth place.

2015 Manchester City W.F.C. season

The 2015 season is Manchester City Women's Football Club's 27th season of competitive football and its second season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, having been promoted from the FA Women's Premier League before the 2014 season.

2015–16 Melbourne City W-League season

The 2015–16 Melbourne City FC W-League season was the club's inaugural season in the W-League, following the announcement of the team's formation on 13 May 2015. The team is based at the City Football Academy, training on the Academy Pitches at La Trobe University and playing home games at both AAMI Park and CB Smith Reserve.The club had a remarkably successful season, winning all 12 of its regular season games and achieving success in the 2016 W-League Grand Final, completing a perfect season, to claim both a maiden regular season premiership and an end of season championship.

2016 W-League Grand Final

The 2016 W-League Grand Final was the final match of the 2015–16 W-League season and decided the champions of women's football in Australia for the season.

The match took place at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia on 31 January 2016 and was played between league premiers Melbourne City and two-time premiers of the league Sydney FC. The match was won by Melbourne City 4–1 who competed the perfect season, failing to lose a match all season. It was also Melbourne City's first championship of any kind in Australian football and ensured the club won all available silverware in women's football in their inaugural season. Kim Little, playing for Melbourne City for the season on loan from Seattle Reign FC, was named the player of the match.

2016–17 Melbourne City W-League season

The 2016–17 Melbourne City FC W-League season was the club's second season in the W-League, the premier competition for women's football in Australia. The team is based at the City Football Academy at La Trobe University and plays home games at both AAMI Park and CB Smith Reserve. The club was again by coached by manager Joe Montemurro, though in January 2017 Montemurro was promoted to assistant manager of the senior men's team and his role as manager was replaced by playing captain Jess Fishlock, who acted as captain/coach for the remainder of the season. The club's fixtures for the season were released on 31 August 2016.Melbourne City finished fourth in the league, qualifying for the finals series. They defeated Perth Glory in the 2017 W-League Grand Final to claim their second consecutive W-League championship.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 19 June 2019. The group consisted of Argentina, England, Japan and Scotland. The top two teams, England and Japan, advanced to the round of 16.

2019–20 Arsenal W.F.C. season

The 2019–20 season will be Arsenal Women's Football Club's 34rd season of competitive football. The club will be participating in the Champions League, the Women's Super League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. The club is the defending Women's Super League champion.


Beattie is a surname, meaning "one who held land on condition of supplying food to those billeted on him by the chief"; "public victualler".

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