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Jessica Lucy Sigsworth (born 13 October 1994) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for

FA WSL club Manchester United .

She previously played for Notts County and

Doncaster Rovers Belles , and has represented

England at numerous youth levels.

Club career

Youth career

Sigsworth, aged seven, started her youth career playing for Branton Boys, before moving to

Doncaster Rovers Belles Juniors. She then moved to Sheffield United Girls’ Centre of Excellence, where she broke into the England under-17 squad. After three seasons, she returned to Doncaster Belles. [3]

Doncaster Rovers Belles

Sigsworth playing for

Doncaster Rovers Belles in 2011.

Sigsworth began her senior career by signing with Doncaster Rovers Belles in 2011. [3] She made her senior debut on 23 July 2011 in a 3–0 defeat against Birmingham City . [4] In four years, she scored seven goals in 41 appearances.

Notts County

In January 2015, Sigsworth moved to FA WSL outfit Notts County. [5] However, she struggled to make the bench and never made an appearance.

Return to Doncaster Rovers Belles

In November 2015, Sigsworth re-signed with hometown team Doncaster Rovers Belles ahead of the 2016 season . [6] On 20 March 2016, she scored her first goal, in her first appearance since returning to the club in a 4–1 defeat against Chelsea in the FA Women's Cup . [7] In May 2016, she signed a full-time contract. [2] In August, she suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury, missing the rest of the season, as the team were relegated to FA WSL 2, as well as the subsequent Spring Series . In the 2017–18 season , Sigsworth won the FA WSL 2 Player of the Month award for March. By the end of the season, Sigsworth had guided Doncaster to the FA WSL 2 title and won the golden boot with 15 goals.

Manchester United

Sigsworth playing for

Manchester United against

Brighton & Hove Albion in 2019.

In July 2018, Sigsworth was announced as part of the inaugural Manchester United squad that was set to compete in the newly restructured FA Women's Championship . [13] She made her competitive debut for Manchester United in a 1–0 League Cup victory against Liverpool on 19 August. [14] On the opening day of the 2018–19 Championship season, Sigsworth scored five goals in a 12–0 win away to Aston Villa . [15] On 9 March 2019, during a 2–0 FA WSL Cup win against West Ham , Sigsworth was involved in an incident with Brooke Hendrix ; three days later, Hendrix was charged with violent conduct by the FA and banned for three games. Sigsworth finished the season with consecutive Championship titles and golden boot awards, having scored 17 league goals.

Sigsworth scored her first goal of the 2019–20 season in United's 2–0 League Cup win against

Manchester City on 20 October 2019. [19]

Ahead of the 2020–21 season , Sigsworth signed a new one-year contract with an option for a further year.

International career

Sigsworth has represented England at under-17 ,

under-19 , under-20 and under-23 levels. [21]

In April 2011, Sigsworth scored for the under-17s in a 1–0 win against Sweden in the

UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship second qualifying round . [22] In August 2013, Sigsworth was part of the England under-19 team who finished as runners-up to

France at the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Wales. In July 2014, Sigsworth was named as part of the England under-20 squad for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup . [24] Sigsworth started all three games as England failed to progress, having finished third in Group C.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 23 February 2020 . [26][27]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition

Club Season League

Division Apps Goal

Doncaster Belles 2011

WSL 1 6 0

2012 14 1

2013 10 1

2014 WSL 2 14 5

Total 44 7

Notts County 2015 WSL 1 0 0

Doncaster Belles 2016 WSL 1 7 1

2017

WSL 2 0 0

2017–18 18 16

Total 25 17

Manchester United 2018–19 Championship 19 17

2019–20 WSL 14 2

Total 33 19

Career total 102 43

1. ^ Includes the Women's FA Cup

2. ^ Includes the WSL Cup/Women's League Cup

Honours

Doncaster Rovers Belles

FA WSL 2: 2017–18 [11]

Manchester United

FA Women's Championship : 2018–19 [17]

Individual

FA WSL 2 / FA Women's Championship Golden Boot: 2017–18 [12] , 2018–19 [18]

References

1. ^ a b "List of Players - England" (PDF).

FIFA . 4 August 2014. p. 5. Retrieved 20 July 2015.

2. ^ a b "Doncaster Belles: Sigsworth gunning for Arsenal after signing full-time deal" . South Yorkshire Times. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016. "The Doncaster-born forward has signed a new deal with the Belles after completing her studies at Sheffield Hallam University."

3. ^ a b "A parent's role – Dad aids daughters rise up football ladder – Sheffield & Hallamshire CFA" . Sheffield & Hallamshire CFA. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

4. ^ "FA WSL: Birmingham Ladies 3 Doncaster Rovers Belles 0" . sportsister.com . 24 July 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

5. ^ "Doncaster Belles: Jess Sigsworth signs for Notts County Ladies" . Doncaster Free Press. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

6. ^ "Jess Sigsworth: Doncaster Rovers Belles re-sign Notts County striker" . BBC. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

7. ^ "Women's FA Cup: Holders Chelsea beat Doncaster to reach quarter-final" . BBC Sport . 20 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

8. ^ "Doncaster Rovers Belles: Step to Women's Super League 1 'bigger than expected' " . BBC Sport. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

9. ^ "Doncaster Belles: Jess Sigsworth determined to repay Belles' faith" . Doncaster Free Press. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

10. ^ "White and Sigsworth named players of the month" . fawsl.com . 16 April 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

11. ^ a b "Brilliant Belles celebrate title win with three points" . FAWSL.com . 13 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2019.

12. ^ a b "CELEBRATION TIME AT 20TH ANNUAL FA WOMEN'S FOOTBALL AWARDS" . thefa.com . 1 June 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

13. ^ "Manchester United include England stars in unveiled women's squad" . 13 July 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

14. ^ Drudge, Harriet (19 August 2018).

"MATCH REPORT: LIVERPOOL WOMEN 0 UNITED WOMEN 1" . ManUtd.com . Retrieved 19 May 2019.

15. ^ "MATCH REPORT: ASTON VILLA 0 UNITED WOMEN 12" . www.manutd.com . Retrieved 2 December 2018.

16. ^ "Brooke Hendrix: West Ham Women defender banned after stamp" . BBC Sport . 12 January 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

17. ^ a b "Man Utd Women 7-0 Crystal Palace Ladies: Women's Championship title sealed by win" . BBC Sport. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.

18. ^ a b Bonsu, Benny (18 May 2019). "The winners from the 21st annual FA Women's Football Awards" . givemesport.com . Retrieved 18 May 2019.

19. ^ "Women's Continental League Cup: Manchester United 2–0 Manchester City" .

BBC Sport. 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

20. ^ "Sigsworth signs new Man Utd Women's contract" . www.manutd.com . 24 June 2020.

21. ^ "Jessica Sigsworth" . Doncaster Rovers Belles. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2016.

22. ^ "Women's Under-17 2011 - England-Sweden" . uefa.com . UEFA . 11 April 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

23. ^ "Women's Under-19 - England-France" .

UEFA . 31 August 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2019.

24. ^ Lavery, Glenn (1 July 2014). "Mo Marley names England squad for Women's U20 World Cup" . thefa.com . The Football Association . Retrieved 31 May 2019.

25. ^ "FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 – Group C" . FIFA . Retrieved 31 May 2019.

26. ^ "Jessica Sigsworth player profile" . Soccerway. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

27. ^ "Appearances, goals and cards for Sigsworth" . Football-Lineups. Retrieved

18 May 2019.

External links

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Jessica Sigsworth .

Profile at the Manchester United F.C. website

Profile at the Football Association website

Jessica Sigsworth – FIFA competition record

Jessica Sigsworth – UEFA competition record

Jessica Sigsworth at Soccerway

Jessica Sigsworth on Twitter Jess Sigsworth

Sigsworth playing for Manchester United in 2018

Personal information

Full name Jessica Lucy Sigsworth [1]

Date of birth 13 October 1994 (age 25)

Place of birth Doncaster , England[2]

Height 5 ft 8 in (1.72 m) [1]

Playing position(s) Forward

Club information

Current team Manchester United

Number 9

Youth career

Branton Boys

Doncaster Rovers Belles

2008–2011 Sheffield United Academy

Senior career*

Years Team Apps (Gls)

2011–2015 Doncaster Rovers Belles 44

2015 Notts County 0 (0)

2016–2018 Doncaster Rovers Belles 25

2018– Manchester United 33 (19)

National team ‡

2011 England U17 3 (1)

2011–2013 England U19 18 (3)

2014 England U20 3 (0)

England U23 5

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2020

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2016

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