Glasgow City F.C.

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Glasgow City Football Club is a women's football team based in Glasgow that plays in SWPL 1, the top division of women's football in Scotland and also the higher of two levels of the Scottish Women's Premier League. The club has competed in the UEFA Women's Cup and UEFA Women's Champions League. They also have a reserve team and youth teams.

Glasgow City
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Full nameGlasgow City Football Club
Founded1998; 22 years ago (1998)
GroundPetershill Park, Glasgow[1]
Capacity1,000 (500 seated)
ChairpersonCarol Anne Stewart
Club managerLaura Montgomery
Head coachScott Booth
LeagueSWPL 1
2018SWPL 1, 1st of 8 (champions)
WebsiteClub website

Glasgow City has won the most Premier League titles and the most Scottish Cups in Scotland since 2000.

In 2016, Glasgow City won their tenth Scottish Women's Premier League title in a row, a Scottish record surpassing the previous record of nine achieved by the men's teams of Celtic and Rangers.[2] However they lost their monopoly on the domestic trophies with Hibernian L.F.C. winning the SWPL Cup and Scottish Cup. [3]

HistoryEdit

Glasgow City Football Club was formed in 1998 by Laura Montgomery and Carol Anne Stewart. They play in orange and black.[4] The club play their home matches at Petershill Park in the Springburn district in the north of Glasgow, although from 2014 to 2017 they played at the larger Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie, around 15 miles outside the city, due to issues with the artificial playing surface at Petershill.[1]

City completed a domestic clean sweep in 2012, winning every domestic game that season on the way to claiming the treble.[5] They completed a second consecutive domestic treble in 2013,[6] stretching their undefeated league record to 111 matches.[7] It was reported Glasgow City had held talks with the FA WSL in February 2013 about a possible move to an extended top flight in England. City cited football was not moving forward quickly enough in Scotland for women to match their ambition.[8] The FA shut the door on any potential move.[9] City general manager Laura Montgomery later reiterated the club's desire to play in the FA WSL.[10]

During the 2014 season, Glasgow City suffered a first league defeat in over six years,[11] but still secured an eighth successive SWPL title[12] and third successive treble.[13] After a superb 5–4 aggregate win against FC Zurich, City became the first Scottish team to reach the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals in November 2014.[14] After a 2–1 first leg defeat at FC Zurich,[15] City were 1–0 down at half time, with their keeper substituted due a suspected broken collar bone, in the second leg. Despite City replying with two early second half goals, Zurich made it 2–2. An 81st minute Jo Love strike leveled the tie, but with City heading out of the competition on away goals, Suzanne Lappin powered home a header a few minutes from time to send them through.[14] In the quarter-finals, Paris Saint-Germain proved too strong for City, with a 7–0 aggregate victory.[16]

City were seeded for the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2015–16, as they entered straight in to the round of 32, both for the very first time.[17] As the eighth seeds, the team will face Chelsea.[18]

In July 2015, Eddie Wolecki stepped down as Glasgow City manager after four and a half years in charge,[19] with Scott Booth announced as his replacement.[20]

Club RecordsEdit

HonoursEdit

Other tournamentsEdit

  • National 5-A-Side
    • Winners (2): 1999–00, 2000–01
  • Umbro Cup (Manchester)
    • Winners (2): 2007,[40] 2009 (shared)[41]
  • Reebok Trophy (Mansfield)
    • Winners (1): 1999

AwardsEdit

  • Scottish Sports Awards Amateur Performance of the Year: 2011[42]
  • GCC Glasgow Team of the Year: 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014[43]
  • Glaswegian Team of the Year: 2009
  • Sports Council of Glasgow Performance Team of the Year: 2010

European historyEdit

Glasgow City has participated in several seasons of UEFA competitions; reaching the second qualifying round of the Women's Cup (last 16) in the 2008–09 season. In the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League they won their qualifying group and moved on to the round of 32. They then defeated Icelandic team Valur to become the first Scottish side to reach the round of 16 of the Champions League.[44] The Round of 16 ended in "humiliating" fashion for Glasgow City, where against German champions Turbine Potsdam, they lost the tie 17–0 on aggregate.[45] The 10–0 first leg defeat in Potsdam is the only time any team in the knockout stages of the champions league has been beaten by double figures. In 2013–14 they reached the round of 16 again, losing 2–6 against Arsenal on aggregate.

In 2014 they became the first Scottish team to advance to the quarterfinals.[46]

Season Competition Round Opposition Score
First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
2005–06 UEFA Women's Cup First Qualifying Round   Athletic Bilbao Ladies 2–6 4th
  SV Saestum 0–7
  KFC Rapide Wezemaal 1–5
2008–09 UEFA Women's Cup First Qualifying Round   AZ 1–1 1st
  ŽFK Mašinac Niš 4–0
  Narta Chişinău 11–0
Second Qualifying Round   Røa IL 1–6 4th
  Zvezda 2005 Perm 0–1
  1. FFC Frankfurt 1–3
2009–10 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round   Bayern Munich 2–5 2nd
  Gintra Universitetas 2–0
  Norchi Dinamoeli 9–0
2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round   Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers 8–0 2nd
  Slovan Bratislava 4–0
  Duisburg 0–4
2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round   Spartak Subotica 4–0 1st
  Mosta 8–0
  KÍ Klaksvík 5–0
Round of 32   Valur 1–1 3–0 4–1
Round of 16   Turbine Potsdam 0–10 0–7 0–17
2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round   ŽNK Osijek 3–2 1st
  FC Noroc 11–0
  PK-35 Vantaa 1–1
Round of 32   Fortuna Hjørring 1–2 0–0 1–2
2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round   Osijek 7–0 1st
  Birkirkara 9–0
  FC Twente 2–0
Round of 32   Standard Liège 2–2 3–1 5–3
Round of 16   Arsenal 0–3 2–3 2–6
2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round   FK Union Nové Zámky 5–0 1st
  Glentoran 1–0
  WFC Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv 4–0
Round of 32   KKPK Medyk Konin 0–2 3–0 (a.e.t.) 3–2
Round of 16   FC Zürich Frauen 1–2 4–2 5–4
Quarterfinals   Paris Saint-Germain 0–2 0–5 0–7
2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 32   Chelsea 0–1 0–3 0–4
2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 32   Eskilstuna United DFF 0–1 1–2 1–3
2017–18 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 32   BIIK Kazygurt 0–3 4–1 4–4
(lost on away goals)
2018–19 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying Round   Anderlecht 1–2 1st
  Martve 7–0
  Górnik Łęczna 2–0
Round of 32   Barcelona FA 2–0 0–1 2–1
Round of 16   FC Barcelona 0–5 0–3 0–8[47]
2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 32   Chertanovo Moscow 1–0 4–1 5–1
Round of 16   Brøndby 2–0 0–2 (a.e.t.) 2–2
(won on penalties)
Quarter-Finals   Wolfsburg 24-25 Mar 2020 1-2 Apr 2020

Current squadEdit

As of 21 February 2020.[48]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2   MF Rachel McLauchlan
4   MF Hayley Lauder
6   MF Joanne Love
7   MF Mairead Fulton
8   MF Leanne Crichton
9   FW Kirsty Howat
10   FW Clare Shine
11   DF Nicola Docherty
12   DF Jenna Clark
No. Position Player
14   DF Hayley Sinclair
16   MF Leanne Ross (captain)
18   MF Sam Kerr
19   FW Aoife Colvill
20   MF Lauren Wade
23   FW Megan Foley
24   DF Eilish McSorley
25   GK Erin Clachers
29   GK Lee Alexander

Former playersEdit

For details of former players, see Category:Glasgow City F.C. players.

Current technical staffEdit

As of 27 September 2019[49]
Name Job title
  Scott Booth Head Coach
  Nicky Docherty Assistant Coach
  Daniel Matraszek Goalkeeping Coach
  Ross Eaglesham Physio
  Damien McCoy Physo
  Dr Alice Soutar Doctor

Other StaffEdit

Name Job Title notes
  Laura Montgomery Club Manager Co-founder of club and former player/captain
  Carol Anne Stewart Chairperson Co-founder of the club and former player
  Dave Buglass Head of Football Operations
  Jamie Beattie Head of Academy
  Peter Caulfield Head of Recruitment/Scouting
  Callum Patterson Head of Media

Player of the yearEdit

[citation needed]

Former managersEdit

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