Georgia Walters

Georgia Walters (born 6 April 1993) is a Welsh footballer, who plays for Sheffield United and the Welsh national team. She has previously played for Swindon Town, Reading, Tranmere Rovers, Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool.

Georgia Walters
Back of a black haired women, showing a dark shirt with a white number 26 and her surname
Walters in 2022
Personal information
Full name Georgia Walters
Date of birth (1993-04-06) 6 April 1993 (age 29)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Sheffield United
Number 11
Youth career
Swindon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Swindon Town
c. 2015 Reading
?–2020 Tranmere Rovers
2020–2021 Blackburn Rovers 20 (3)
2021–2022 Liverpool 5 (0)
2022– Sheffield United 10 (0)
National team
2020– Wales 5 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 09:20, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 09:20, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Walters has played for Swindon Town, initially at youth level,[1] and later at senior level. In 2012, she received a scholarship to play in the US.[2] As of 2015, she was playing for Reading,[3] and she later played for Tranmere Rovers.[4]

In February 2020, Walters signed for Blackburn Rovers; she made two appearances before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, she signed a new contract with Blackburn.[5] In total, she scored three goals in 20 league appearances for the club,[6] and was shortlisted for the club's 2020–21 player of the season award.[7] She left Blackburn at the end of that season,[8] and joined Liverpool in September 2021 on a non-contract basis.[9] In January 2022, Walters signed for Sheffield United on a contract until the end of the 2021–22 season.[10] She played every match for Sheffield United that season, and later signed a new contract with the club prior to the 2022–23 season.[11]

International careerEdit

In 2015, Walters attended a Wales national team training camp.[3] In September 2019, Walters received her first callup to the squad.[4] She made her debut in a 2020 match against the Faroe Islands,[9] coming on as a substitute in the 62nd minute.[12] In 2021, she was included in Wales squads for friendly matches against Canada and Denmark,[13] and their October 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification matches.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Five-star Georgia helps Spitfires into seventh heaven". Swindon Advertiser. 16 October 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  2. ^ "LADIES' FOOTBALL: Walters awarded US scholarship". Swindon Advertiser. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b "WALES WOMEN'S SQUAD ASSEMBLE FOR TRAINING CAMP IN EURO PREPARATION". Football Association of Wales. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Walters receives Wales call up". Tranmere Rovers L.F.C. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  5. ^ "WELSH INTERNATIONAL MIDFIELDER SIGNS BLACKBURN ROVERS CONTRACT EXTENSION". FA WSL Full Time. 30 July 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  6. ^ "FORMER BLACKBURN ROVERS FORWARD WALTERS JOINS LIVERPOOL". FA WSL Extra Time. 3 September 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  7. ^ "There are plenty of contenders, but who will get your vote for Player of the Year?". Blackburn Rovers L.F.C. 12 May 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Blackburn Rovers Ladies' retained list includes Brooks and Jordan". She Kicks. 14 July 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Georgia Walters: Wales forward signs for Liverpool". BBC Sport. 3 September 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  10. ^ "Liverpool Forward Georgia Walters Completes Sheffield United Move". FAWSL Full Time. 15 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Georgia Walters Signs New Contract". Sheffield United W.F.C. 21 June 2022. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  12. ^ "CYMRU IN COMFORTABLE WIN OVER FAROE ISLANDS". Football Association of Wales. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  13. ^ "New Wales Women boss unveils first squad for double-header as Liverpool and Reading talents called up". Wales Online. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  14. ^ "Wales squad announced for October World Cup qualifiers". Clwb Pel-Droed. 14 October 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.

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