Karen Julia Carney MBE (born 1 August 1987) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger for Chelsea and the England national team. Since making her senior international debut in 2005, Carney has become the second most capped England player, making 144 appearances, including at the 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 European Championships and the World Cup in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. She also competed with the Great Britain team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Twice named FA Young Player of the Year, Carney emerged at Birmingham City under the management of Marcus Bignot. After staying with the club for a further season following their financial collapse in 2005, she signed for Arsenal and experienced great success in 2006–07 – winning the UEFA Women's Cup and all three domestic trophies. Following two seasons in the US Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) with Chicago Red Stars, Carney rejoined Birmingham ahead of the 2011 FA WSL.
Carney at The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games
|Full name||Karen Julia Carney|
|Date of birth||1 August 1987|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.62 m)|
|2009–2010||Chicago Red Stars||38||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:02, 20 November 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:24, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Carney joined Birmingham City L.F.C. at the age of 11 and played at various age levels for the club alongside the likes of Eniola Aluko, Hazzana Parnell and Laura Bassett. She made her first-team debut for Birmingham City in the FA Women's Premier League National Division against Fulham L.F.C. at the age of 14.
Carney joined Arsenal L.F.C. on 13 July 2006, and played a major part in the team that won four major honours in the 2006/07 season: the FA Women's Premier League, FA Women's Cup, FA Women's Premier League Cup, and the UEFA Women's Cup. She made 21 appearances in the Premier League in her first season and scored 10 goals. In all competitions, she made 36 appearances and scored 13 goals.
The following season saw Carney take on a greater role at Arsenal. She made 20 Premier League appearances and scored 10 goals. In all competitions, she made 34 appearances and scored 17 goals.
2008–2009 marked Carney's final season with Arsenal. She made 13 Premier League appearances and scored eight goals. In all competitions, she made 21 appearances and scored 12 goals.
She was selected by Chicago Red Stars in the third round (19th overall) of the 2008 WPS International Draft. She joined Head Coach Emma Hayes, who had served as Arsenal Ladies Football Club's first team assistant coach.
In the inaugural 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season, Carney appeared in and started 17 games (1471 minutes) and scored two goals while assisting on another.
When Chicago Red Stars folded ahead of their 2011 season, Carney re-signed for Birmingham City. She scored the winning goal and was Player of the Match in the 2012 FA Women's Cup Final. In October 2014 Carney was fined and received a one-match suspension for an incident in July when she told opposition player Natalia Pablos to "fuck off back to Spain". In the last game of the 2014 FA WSL season, she missed a penalty in Birmingham City's 2–2 draw with Notts County which cost them the league title.
Carney became the first woman to be inducted into Birmingham City's Hall of Fame in March 2015. She scored two penalties in Birmingham's 3–0 win at relegation-bound Bristol Academy in September 2015, to help secure the club's WSL 1 status.
In December 2015 Carney left Birmingham for the second time in her career, transferring to FA WSL champions Chelsea on a lucrative two-year contract. She was described as "world-class" by Chelsea coach Emma Hayes, who previously worked with Carney at Arsenal and Chicago Red Stars.
Carney made her senior international debut in England's 4–1 victory over Italy in 2005, coming off the bench to score England’s fourth goal. She became the youngest player to be handed a senior debut during Hope Powell's reign as England coach.
She then went on to become an integral part of the team at the UEFA Women's Euro 2005 later that year, including scoring a last-minute, game-winning goal in the 3–2 win over Finland, which earned her significant media attention.
Carney won the FA National Young Player of the Year award in 2005 and 2006. In August 2009 she was named in coach Hope Powell's squad for Euro 2009. In the semi-final win over the Netherlands, Powell utilised 20-year-old Jessica Clarke's pace and energy to tire the Dutch full-backs, before introducing substitute Carney to decisive effect.
In May 2015, England manager Mark Sampson named Carney in his final squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted in Canada. Carney scored in England's 2–1 group stage wins over Mexico and Colombia. England eventually finished third.
On 5 July 2019, Carney announced that she would retire after the World Cup third-place final match against Sweden. England lost the match 2–1, and the match saw an Ellen White goal disallowed due to handball.
|1||17 February 2005||National Hockey Stadium, Milton Keynes||Italy||4–1||Friendly||1|
|2||9 March 2005||Paderne||Northern Ireland||4–0||2005 Algarve Cup||1|
|3||5 June 2005||City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester||Finland||3–2||2005 UEFA Championship||1|
|4||9 March 2006||Carrow Road, Norwich||Iceland||1–0||Friendly||1|
|5||8 March 2007||National Hockey Stadium, Milton Keynes||Russia||6–0||Friendly||1|
|6||25 November 2007||New Meadow, Shrewsbury||Spain||1–0||2009 UEFA Championship Qual.||1|
|7||28 September 2008||Ďolíček, Prague||Czech Republic||5–1||UEFA Euro 2009 Qual.||1|
|8||2 October 2008||Estadio Ruta de la Plata, Spain||Spain||2–2||2009 UEFA Championship Qual.||1|
|9||7 March 2009||Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni||France||2–2||2009 Cyprus Cup||1|
|10||28 August 2009||Finnair Stadium, Helsinki||Russia||3–2||2009 UEFA Championship||1|
|11||10 September 2009||Olympic Stadium, Helsinki||Germany||2–6||2009 UEFA Championship||1|
|12||17 May 2011||Kassam Stadium, Oxford||Sweden||2–0||Friendly||1|
|13||28 February 2012||GSP Stadium, Larnaca||Finland||3–1||2012 Cyprus Cup||1|
|14||21 June 2012||Ob Jezeru, Velenje||Slovenia||4–0||UEFA Euro 2013 Qual.||1|
|17||21 September 2013||Dean Court, Bournemouth||Belarus||6–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual.||3|
|18||5 March 2014||Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca||Italy||2–0||2014 Cyprus Cup||1|
|19||5 April 2014||Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove||Montenegro||9–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual.||1|
|21||3 August 2014||Victoria Park, Hartlepool||Sweden||4–0||Friendly||2|
|22||21 August 2014||Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff||Wales||4–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual.||1|
|24||21 August 2014||Stadion Pod Malim Brdom, Petrovac||Montenegro||10–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Qual.||2|
|25||13 June 2015||Moncton Stadium, Moncton||Mexico||2–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup||1|
|26||17 June 2015||Olympic Stadium, Montreal||Colombia||2–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup||1|
|27||12 April 2016||N/FSBIH Training Center, Zenica||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1–0||UEFA Euro 2017 Qual.||1|
|30||4 June 2016||Adams Park, Wycombe||Serbia||7–0||UEFA Euro 2017 Qual.||3|
|31||20 September 2016||Den Dreef, Leuven||Belgium||2–0||UEFA Euro 2017 Qual.||1|
|32||5 March 2019||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida||Japan||3–0||2019 SheBelieves Cup||1|
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Group B of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of the teams from Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and England. The games were played on 27 June, 1 July and 5 July 2011. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.2012 FA Women's Cup Final
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Carney is an Irish surname. Notable people with the surname include:
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Art Carney (1918–2003), American actor best known for playing Ed Norton on The Honeymooners
Augustus Carney (1870–1920), American actor
Charles J. Carney (1913–1987), former United States Congressman and Ohio State Senator
Charles Carney (Jacobite), an Irish soldier of the 17th Century
Brian Carney (rugby) (born 1976), Irish rugby league and rugby union footballer
Brian Carney (editorialist), American journalist
Chris Carney (born 1959), American politician, Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania's 10th district
Dan and Frank Carney, American businessmen, founders of Pizza Hut
Daniel Carney (1944–1987), Rhodesian novelist
David Carney (born 1983), Australian footballer
Gene Carney (1895–1952), English footballer
Harry Carney (1910–1974), American jazz musician
Jack Carney (baseball) (1866–1925), American professional baseball player
Jay Carney (born 1965), White House Press Secretary
Jeffrey Carney, former United States Air Force intelligence specialist convicted of spying for East Germany
John Carney (American football) (born 1964), American football placekicker
John Carney (director) (born 1972), Irish film and TV director
John Carney (magician) (born 1958), American sleight of hand artist, author and actor
John "Bam" Carney (born 1969), American politician, member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
John Carney (born 1956), American politician, U.S. Representative from Delaware
Julia Carney (1823-1908; pseudonym, "Minnie May"), American educator, poet
Justin Carney (born 1988), Australian rugby league footballer
Karen Carney (born 1987), English football player
Keith Carney (born 1970), American ice hockey player
Mark Carney (born 1965), current governor of the Bank of England
Pat Carney (born 1935), Canadian senator
Patrick Carney (born 1980), American drummer of The Black Keys
Ralph Carney (born 1956), American musician
Reeve Carney (born 1983), American musician and actor
Rodney Carney (born 1984), American basketball player
Ray Carney, American film theoretician
Scott Carney (born 1978) American investigative journalist
Steve Carney (1957–2013), English footballer
Todd Carney (born 1986), Australian rugby league footballer
William Carney (1942–2017), American member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
William Harvey Carney (1840–1908), American Civil War soldier and the first African American to earn the Medal of Honor
Robert Carney (1895–1990) American U. S. Navy admiral and Chief of Naval Operations (1953–1955)England women's national football team
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Jessica Anne Clarke (born 5 May 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a winger or forward for FA WSL club Liverpool and the England national team. After beginning her career with hometown team Leeds United (known as Leeds Carnegie between 2008 and 2010), Clarke joined Lincoln Ladies in 2010 and remained with the club when it re-branded as Notts County four years later. After six seasons at Notts County, Clarke signed for league rivals Liverpool in April 2017. Since making her senior England debut in 2009, Clarke has won over 50 caps. She has represented her country at two editions of the UEFA Women's Championship and at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.List of players who have appeared in multiple UEFA Women's Championships
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Chelsea F.C. Women – current squad