Khadija Shaw

Khadija Monifa "Bunny" Shaw OD (born 31 January 1997) is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays as a forward for FA Women's Super League club Manchester City and the Jamaica women's national team. She is Jamaica's all-time top goalscorer.[2]

Khadija Shaw
Khadija Shaw.jpg
Personal information
Full name Khadija Monifa Shaw[1]
Date of birth (1997-01-31) 31 January 1997 (age 25)
Place of birth Spanish Town, Jamaica
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 21
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 EFSC Titans 21 (24)
2017–2018 Tennessee Volunteers 35 (27)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 Florida Krush 1 (1)
2019–2021 Bordeaux 35 (32)
2021– Manchester City 27 (18)
International career
2011–2013 Jamaica U17 8 (2)
2011–2015 Jamaica U20 7 (0)
2015– Jamaica 38 (56)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 December 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 24 October 2021

Shaw is predominantly referred to by the nickname Bunny, which was given to her by her brother Kentardo as a child because of her love of carrots, instead of her actual name.

Early lifeEdit

Shaw attended St Jago High School.[3]

College careerEdit

Shaw played her first two years of junior college at Eastern Florida State College, earning NSCAA first-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-America honors in 2016.

In 2017, Shaw transferred to the University of Tennessee.[4] She was named to the All-SEC first team in both her seasons with Tennessee and was awarded SEC Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2018.[5] She decided against entering into the NWSL Draft after college in order to look at overseas options in Europe and Asia.[6]

Club careerEdit

Florida Krush, 2018Edit

In 2018, Shaw also played for WPSL semi-pro team Florida Krush.[7]

Bordeaux, 2019–21Edit

On 7 June 2019, D1 Féminine team Bordeaux announced they had signed Shaw on a two-year contract.[8][9]

Khadija made her professional debut on 25 August 2019 with Bordeaux against FC Fleury 91. On her debut game, she scored a brace that led to a 4–1 victory for the home team. She repeated her performance, at an away game this time against Dijon FCO, on her second game. In her first season, she scored 10 goals and made 5 assists in 15 league matches.[1] Shaw scored four goals in a 6–1 victory over FC Fleury 91 on 10 October 2020.[10] She went on and scored hat-tricks against Dijon FCO and Stade de Reims during the season, with the former happening on 31 October 2020 to help earn them a 5–1 home victory[11] and the later on 23 January 2021 to help Bordeaux to a massive 7–1 victory.[12][13] Her goal scoring run and general performance earned her the Division 1 Féminine Player of the Month twice in the months of October 2020 and January 2021.[14][15] She ended her second league season with 22 goals and 7 assists in 20 matches winning the as the top goal scorer, beating Marie-Antoinette Katoto by a goal[16] and also earning a place on the Trophées FFF D1 Féminine 2020–2021 Team of the Year.[16] She was nominated for the best player of the season awards for both Trophées UNFP du football and Trophées FFF D1 Féminine, however she was beaten by Kadidiatou Diani for both.[17][18][19]

Manchester City, 2021–Edit

On 17 June 2021, Manchester City announced that they had signed Shaw from Bordeaux on a three-year deal.[20][21] Shaw scored her first hat-trick for the club in a 6–0 FA Cup win against Leicester City.[22][23] She also featured as the joint topscorer of the 2021–22 FA Women's League Cup. Shaw went on to claim a winners medal as Man City triumphed, defeating Chelsea 3–1 in the League Cup final.[24]

She later scored four goals in Man City's 7–2 win over Brighton and Hove in the WSL.[25]

International careerEdit

Shaw has played internationally at the U-15, U-17, U-20 and senior levels for Jamaica,[26] debuting for the former aged 14.[27]

Shaw made her senior international debut on 23 August 2015,scoring twice in a 6–0 victory over the Dominican Republic in an Olympic qualifying game.[28] In 2019, Shaw was part of the Jamaica team that qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. In doing so, they became the first Caribbean nation to ever qualify for a Women's World Cup.[29]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 15 January 2023[1]
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bordeaux 2019–20 D1 Féminine 15 10 3 0 18 10
2020–21 D1 Féminine 20 22 1 2 21 24
Total 35 32 4 2 0 0 0 0 39 34
Manchester City 2020–21 FA WSL 1[b] 3 1 3
2021–22 FA WSL 17 9 4 3 4 4 2 0 27 16
2022–23 WSL 10 9 0 0 1 1 2 2 13 12
Total 27 18 5 6 5 5 4 2 41 31
Career total 62 50 9 8 5 5 4 2 80 65
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France féminine, Women's FA Cup
  2. ^ Joined during 2021–22 season but competed in the postponed 2020–21 FA Cup

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1
23 August 2015 Estadio Panamericano, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic   Dominican Republic
1–0
6–0 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship qualification
2
3–0
3
25 August 2015   Dominica 3–0 12–0
4
9 May 2018 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Guadeloupe
1–0
13–0 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification
5
4–0
6
5–0
7
7–0
8
9–0
9
11–0
10
11 May 2018   Martinique
3–0
3–0
11
13 May 2018   Haiti
2–2
2–2
12
19 July 2018 Estadio Moderno Julio Torres, Barranquilla, Colombia   Venezuela 1–0 1–2 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
13
21 July 2018   Costa Rica 1–0 1–2
14
25 August 2018 National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica   Antigua and Barbuda
3–0
9–0 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification
15
5–0
16
6–0
17
27 August 2018   Bermuda
3–0
4–0
18
31 August 2018   Trinidad and Tobago
2–1
4–1
19
3–1
20
2 September 2018   Cuba
2–0
6–1
21
5–0
22
8 October 2018 H-E-B Park, Edinburg, United States   Costa Rica 1–0
1–0
2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
23
11 October 2018   Cuba 1–0
9–0
24
17 October 2018 Toyota Stadium, Frisco, United States   Panama 1–0
2–2
25
3 March 2019 Catherine Hall Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica   Chile
1–1
3–2 Friendly
26
2–1
27
7 April 2019 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa   South Africa
1–1
1–1
28
19 May 2019 National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica   Panama
1–0
3–1
29
2–0
30
28 May 2019 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland   Scotland
1–0
2–3
31
2–2
32
4 October 2019 National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica   Barbados
7–0
7–0
2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship qualification
33
6 October 2019   Saint Lucia
1–0
11–0
34
3–0
35
6–0
36
8 October 2019   U.S. Virgin Islands
1–0
7–0
37
3–0
38
4–0
39
5–0
40
7–0
41
4 February 2020 H-E-B Park, Edinburg, United States   Saint Kitts and Nevis
1–0
7–0 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship
42
4–0
43
17 February 2022 National Stadium, Kinston, Jamaica   Bermuda 3–0 4–0 2022 CONCACAF W Championship qualification
44
4–0
45
20 February 2022 Kirani James Stadium, St. George's, Grenada   Grenada
3–0
6–1
46
6–1
47
9 April 2022 Truman Bodden Stadium, George Town, Cayman Islands   Cayman Islands
6–0
9–0
48
7–0
49
8–0
50
12 April 2022 Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica   Dominican Republic
4–1
5–1
51
5–1
52
4 July 2022 Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico   Mexico
1–0
1–0
2022 CONCACAF W Championship qualification
53
11 July 2022 Estadio BBVA, Guadalupe, Mexico   Haiti
2–0
4–0
54
3–0

HonoursEdit

Manchester City

Jamaica

Individual

Orders

Awards and recognitionEdit

In 2018, Shaw was named Guardian Footballer of the Year, an award given to a footballer "who has done something truly remarkable, whether by overcoming adversity, helping others or setting a sporting example by acting with exceptional honesty."[38]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Oatway, Caroline. "Khadija Shaw: 10 things you didn't know". www.mancity.com.
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  4. ^ Lesar, Al (4 October 2017). "Soccer allowed Tennessee's Khadija Shaw to escape gang violence in Jamaica". Knox News. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  5. ^ "2018 SEC Soccer awards announced". secsports.com.
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  7. ^ "Florida Krush – 2018 Regular Season – Roster". wpslsoccer.com.
  8. ^ "Khadija Shaw rejoint Bordeaux". Girondins.com (in French). 7 June 2019.
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