Kerrie Manley

Kerrie Elizabeth Manley (born 15 January 1982) is a former footballer from Shrewsbury who played for the Welsh national team and Coventry City. Manley played predominantly as a right-back and accumulated over 30 caps for Wales.

Kerrie Manley
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Manley playing for Birmingham City in September 2006
Personal information
Full name Kerrie Elizabeth Manley[1]
Date of birth (1982-01-15) 15 January 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth Shrewsbury, England
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Shrewsbury Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2006 Wolves Women
2006 Birmingham City
2006–2009 Bristol Academy
2009 Birmingham City
2010 Aston Villa
2010–2011 Nottingham Forest
2011–2012 Coventry City
National team
2006– Wales 32 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22 April 2011

Club careerEdit

Manley joined Birmingham City from Wolves Women in 2006, but suffered a facial injury on her first start for the Blues.[2] She moved on to Bristol Academy during that season and remained there until 2009. She damaged cruciate ligaments in 2007[3] and again in January 2009.[4]

After recovering, Manley began 2009–10 back at Birmingham City, then moved to Aston Villa during the campaign. She joined Nottingham Forest in November 2010, making a debut at Millwall Lionesses.[5] Nomadic Manley joined Coventry City ahead of season 2011–12.[6]

International careerEdit

Manley was eligible for the Wales women's national football team through her Welsh grandfather.[7] She made her international debut, aged 24, in a 3–2 friendly defeat in Switzerland on 15 March 2006.[7][8]

As a student at Manchester Metropolitan University Manley represented Great Britain in the 2007 Universiade in Bangkok.[9]


  1. ^ "RCD Espanyol 6-1 Bristol Academy WFC". International Women's Cup. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  2. ^ Jaskirt Dhaliwal (13 September 2006). "B'ham Ladies beat Stockport". BBC. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Academy target top-three place". Bristol Evening Post. 17 August 2007. they have suffered injury blows, with Kerry Manley and Tish price both suffering ligament damage in Bangkok while on duty with the British Universities squad
  4. ^ M Easterbrook (28 January 2009). "Bristol Academy hope for cup tie go-ahead". Bristol Evening Post. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Forest Ladies in draw at Millwall". Nottingham Evening Post. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ David Brenchley (18 August 2011). "FA Women's Premier League Preview: Emily Simpkins on Coventry City Ladies". Women's Sport Report. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  7. ^ a b "International Teams — Kerry Manley". Football Association of Wales. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Match Report – Switzerland 3 – 2 Wales". Football Association of Wales. 15 March 2006. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Final Squad Selection". British Universities and Colleges Sport. Retrieved 2 October 2010.

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