Laura Bassett (born 2 August 1983) is an English former football defender who represented England internationally. She played for FA WSL club Notts County, Birmingham City (two separate spells), Arsenal, Leeds Carnegie, Chelsea, and Australian W-League club Canberra United.
Bassett acquired over 60 caps for the national team between 2003 and 2017, being part of the squad at UEFA Women's Euro 2009, the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro 2013, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and UEFA Women's Euro 2017.
Bassett in 2017
|Full name||Laura Bassett|
|Date of birth||2 August 1983|
|Place of birth||Nuneaton, England|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|1997–2000||Coventry City Ladies|
|2000–2008||Birmingham City Ladies|
|2006||→ New York Magic (loan)|
|2009–2010||Leeds United Ladies||16||(0)|
|2010–2013||Birmingham City Ladies||39||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 February 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2017
Bassett grew up in Bulkington and joined Bedworth girls as a nine-year-old. At 14 she joined Coventry City and played in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division while still a pupil at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College. She then moved to Birmingham City and became captain, while on a scholarship at the FA Player Development Centre at Loughborough University. She spent summer 2006 playing in the W-League with New York Magic.
After Leeds' funding and FA WSL bid collapsed, Bassett spent a period without a club. In October 2010 it was revealed that she had re-signed for Birmingham City. In April 2012 Bassett was appointed as one of eight digital media ambassadors, one from each team, who wear their Twitter account name on their shirt sleeves to raise the profile of the WSL. At the end of the 2013 season, club captain Bassett rejected Birmingham's offer of a new contract and joined Chelsea.
Bassett represented England at youth level, including at the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship. When she made her senior debut against Italy in February 2003, she became the first Birmingham City Ladies player to play for England at full international level.
In May 2009, Bassett was one of the first 17 female players to be given central contracts by The Football Association. She made her FIFA Women's World Cup debut in July 2011, replacing Ellen White for the final minute of England's 2–0 group B win over Japan.
Under new coach Mark Sampson, Bassett started England's first game at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, a 1–0 defeat by France. She sustained a black eye after being elbowed in the face by Camille Abily, but the French player controversially escaped any punishment. During added time in the semi-final match against Japan, Bassett lobbed the ball into England's goal while trying to clear it to prevent Japan from taking an open shot, resulting in a 2–1 defeat.
|1.||12 July 2013||Arena Linköping, Linköping, Sweden||Spain||2–2||2–3||Euro 2013|
|2.||21 August 2014||Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff||Wales||4–0||4–0||2015 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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