Keira Walsh

Keira Fae Walsh (born 8 April 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Barcelona and England. She is considered both a playmaker and a defensive midfielder.[3][4][5][6] She has previously played for Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City, and Great Britain at the Olympics. With Manchester City, she topped the Women's Super League in 2016; won the FA Cup three times; and won the League Cup four times, taking one domestic treble. She was part of the England team that won the UEFA Women's Euro 2022, and was named player of the match in the final.

Keira Walsh
Walsh with England in 2018
Personal information
Full name Keira Fae Walsh[1]
Date of birth (1997-04-08) 8 April 1997 (age 25)
Place of birth Rochdale, England[2]
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2014 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Blackburn Rovers 9 (3)
2014–2022 Manchester City 118 (6)
2022– Barcelona 11 (0)
International career
2010–2012 England U15 4 (0)
2013 England U17 9 (2)
2014–2016 England U19 9 (0)
2016 England U20 0 (0)
2017 England U23 4 (0)
2017– England 54 (0)
2021 Great Britain 3 (0)
Honours
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:00, 4 December 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10:30, 16 November 2022 (UTC)

Walsh became a first-team regular at City as a teenager during their 2014 campaign, playing a key role in helping the team secure their first League Cup.[7][8] She stayed with the side for eight seasons, briefly captaining them several times, and in March 2022 became the second player to reach 200 appearances for them; when she left to join Barcelona later that year, she jointly held City's record for number of appearances and set a world-record fee for a female footballer.

She represented England for their age-group teams from the age of twelve before making her senior debut in 2017, for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying, and starting as captain in a match a year later. She was named in the Team of the Tournament for the 2022 Euro. She has been described as one of the best midfielders in the world[9][6][10][11][12] and nicknamed "WonderWalsh".[13][14][15]


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