Sandy Abi-Elias

Sandy Patricia Abi-Elias (Arabic: ساندي ابي الياس; born 10 May 1997) is a former footballer who played as a forward.

Sandy Abi-Elias
Personal information
Full name Sandy Patricia Abi-Elias[1]
Date of birth (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 25)
Place of birth Isleworth, England[1]
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
2007–2011 Fulham
2011–2012 AFC Wimbledon
2012–2013 Arsenal
2013–2014 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Watford
2015–2016 Bristol Academy
2016–2017 Swindon Town
2017–2018 Keynsham Town
National team
2018 Lebanon 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Abi-Elias played for various youth clubs in England, most notably Arsenal and Chelsea. She made her senior debut in 2014 with Watford, before playing for Bristol Academy, Swindon Town, and Keynsham Town.

Born in England, Abi-Elias is of Lebanese descent; she represented Lebanon internationally in 2018.

Club careerEdit

YouthEdit

Abi-Elias started her youth career at Fulham in 2007,[2] before moving to AFC Wimbledon in 2011.[3] After one year, Abi-Elias moved to Arsenal, winning the 2012–13 FA Girls Youth Cup,[4] before joining Chelsea in 2013, staying there one year.

SeniorEdit

In 2014 Abi-Elias began her senior career at Watford, playing during the 2014–15 season. In 2015 she moved to Bristol Academy, before joining Swindon Town in 2016.[5][6][7] After one season at the club, Abi-Elias moved to Keynsham Town, playing there during the 2017–18 season.[8]

International careerEdit

Abi-Elias made her senior international debut for Lebanon on 28 November 2018, in an AFC Women's Olympic qualifying match against Iran;[1] Lebanon lost 8–0.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Isleworth, England,[1] Abi-Elias studied at Teddington School in Teddington, London between 2007 and 2013.[10] In 2011, while in Year 9, Abi-Elias was awarded Football Player of the Year (Girl).[10] Between 2013 and 2015, Abi-Elias studied BTEC Level 3 Sport and Exercise at Kingston College, while playing for the college's women's football academy.[11] In 2015 Abi-Elias studied at the University of Bath, with a BA in Sport and Social Sciences.

HonoursEdit

Arsenal

  • FA Girls Youth Cup: 2012–13[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Sandy Abi-Elias". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Snow blizzard buries Dons". www.womenssoccerscene.co.uk. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "AFC Wimbledon | Match report | AFC Wimbledon vs. Crystal Palace U15 Girls (23rd October 2011)". wimbledonheritage.co.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b Jamet, Sylvain (11 March 2015). "Three finals in four seasons at U17 level for Arsenal LFC". Daily Cannon. Retrieved 18 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ WFEast (19 October 2016). "The Round-Up - FAWPL 16/10/16". WOMEN'S FOOTBALL EAST. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  6. ^ Association, The Football. "Super-sub Hazzana Parnell gives West Brom win over Forest". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk - Swindon Town Ladies - West Ham United Ladies, Sunday, February 26, 2017". www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  8. ^ Frith, Wilf (25 February 2018). "Leicester City WFC progress to FAWPL Cup semis on pens". SheKicks. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Match Report of Iran vs Lebanon - 2018-11-08 - AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Teddington School Sports Awards Evening 2012" (PDF). Teddington School. Retrieved 18 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Women's Football Academy advances to ECFA Premier Cup Quarterfinals". kingston-college.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2020.

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