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Meet "Leah Galton" who currently plays as a forward for FA WSL club Manchester United

Leah Galton (born 24 May 1994) is an English

footballer who currently plays as a forward for

FA WSL club Manchester United .

She has previously played for Sky Blue FC in the

NWSL , Bayern Munich in Germany, and has represented England from under-15 to under-23 level.

Club career

Youth career

Galton started as a junior at Knaresborough Celtic before a spell at Harrogate Railway. She impressed local Leeds United coaches who recruited her for the academy where she rose through the youth ranks to the senior team. She scored her first senior goal for the team on 12 September 2010, aged 16, in a 4–1 Premier League Cup group stage win against Newcastle United Ladies. [4] In 2012, she won the Ian Taylor Memorial Trophy, awarded to the most deserving young footballer playing within the Harrogate and District FA.

Hofstra Pride

In 2012, she earned a four-year scholarship to play collegiality for Hofstra Pride in America.

Her 48 goals is the second-highest total in the program's history, her 26 assists tie her for first in total assists and her 122 career points are a program record. [6][8] She is also the only three-time winner of the Colonial Athletic Association player of the year award and was a

MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in her senior year.

Sky Blue FC

In January 2016, Galton was drafted by Sky Blue FC in the second round of the 2016 NWSL College Draft . [9][10][11] However, per visa requirements, Galton was unable to join the team until after graduation. On 19 May 2016, she was added to roster. [6] She scored her first goal for the club during her second appearance, an equaliser that helped Sky Blue to a 1–1 draw against the Chicago Red Stars .

Bayern Munich

On 22 December 2017, she signed with German club Bayern Munich in the Frauen-Bundesliga. She made her league debut in a 2–1 win against SGS Essen on 18 February 2018. In March, she stated that she would be taking a break from playing professionally.

Manchester United

On 13 July 2018, it was announced that Galton was joining Manchester United for their inaugural season. She made her competitive debut for Manchester United, as a 59th minute substitute for Kirsty Hanson , in a 1–0 League Cup victory against Liverpool on 19 August and her Championship debut in a 12–0 win against

Aston Villa on 9 September. On 13 December, she scored her first goal for the club in a 3–0 win over Everton in the FA WSL Cup . [20] She scored her first league goal in a 5–1 win over fellow title challengers Tottenham Hotspur on 31 March 2019.

Galton signed a new contract with United until the end of the 2020–21 season, with an option for a further year, on 27 January 2020.

International career

Galton has been capped internationally for England at under-15 , under-17 and under-19 level, [23] and was part of the squad for the 2011 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship.

She was a key player for the U23s at the 2016 La Manga Tournament which led to her being called up to train with the senior England national team for the first time in August 2016, but had to pull out due to a hip injury.

Personal life

Galton is an ambassador with Sports Recruiting USA, a Leeds-based company that sends youngsters to America on scholarships.

In May 2019, Galton shared photos on social media following her engagement to partner Sheridan Douglas.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 23 February 2020 . [28]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition

Club Season League

Division Apps Goal

Leeds United 2010–11[29]

WPL National 14 5

2011–12[30] 19 3

Total 33 8

Sky Blue FC 2016 NWSL 14 3

2017 16 2

Total 30 5

Bayern Munich 2017–18 Bundesliga 1 0

Manchester United 2018–19 Championship 14 3

2019–20 WSL 12 4

Total 26 7

Career total 90 20

1. ^ Includes DFB-Pokal and Women's FA Cup

2. ^ Includes the WPL Cup and Women's League Cup

3. ^ Includes the UEFA Women's Champions League

Honours

Club

Manchester United

FA Women's Championship : 2018

References

1. ^ White, Ed (19 January 2016). "Harrogate duo Rachel Daly and Leah Galton earn historic draft selection in United States" .

Harrogate Advertiser. Retrieved 20 May 2019.

2. ^ "21 LEAH GALTON" . GoHofstra.com . Retrieved 20 May 2019.

3. ^ White, Ed (22 January 2016). "Leah Galton 'excited' to start life at Sky Blue FC after landmark draft selection" . Harrogate Advertiser. Ackrill Media Group. Retrieved 1 October 2016.

4. ^ "Carey-d to win" .

www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk .

5. ^ "LUFC's Leah earns Taylor Trophy" .

www.northyorkshirenews.com .

6. ^ a b c d Lee, Allison (5 July 2016). "Living her American dreams, Leah Galton excels with Sky Blue FC" . Once A Metro. Retrieved 20 May 2019.

7. ^ Westby, Nick (1 September 2018).

"Weekend Report: Yorkshire soccer hopes living the American dream" . Yorkshire Post . Retrieved 20 May 2019.

8. ^ a b "ATH: Hofstra Top 10 - #9 – Leah Galton Closes Illustrious Career And Gets Drafted" . Hofstra University Athletics.

9. ^ "Galton, Daly lead a list of 17 area women eligible for next week's NWSL college draft" . Big Apple Soccer. 6 January 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.

10. ^ "Sky Blue FC Adds Four College Standouts in NWSL Draft – Sky Blue FC" .

11. ^ Slater, Tom (20 May 2016). "Sky Blue activates England's Leah Galton" . Empire of Soccer. Retrieved 8 June 2016.

12. ^ "Her First Pro Goal" . Big Apple Soccer. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.

13. ^ "Forward Leah Galton Signs with FC Bayern Munich" . Resolution Promotions . 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.

14. ^ "Leah Galton leaves Sky Blue FC, signs with FC Bayern Munich" . SB Nation. 22 December 2017.

15. ^ "Bayern München 2–1 SGS Essen" .

soccerway.com . Soccerway. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.

16. ^ "Instagram" . 27 March 2018.

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

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

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

19. ^ Bath, Adam (9 September 2018). "MATCH REPORT: ASTON VILLA 0 UNITED WOMEN 12" . ManUtd.com . Retrieved 19 May 2019.

20. ^ "Match report Everton Ladies 0 Manchester United Women 3" .

www.manutd.com . Retrieved 14 December 2018.

21. ^ "Spurs Ladies 1 United Women 5" .

www.manutd.com . Retrieved 1 April 2019.

22. ^ "Leah Galton agrees new contract with Manchester United Women" .

ManUtd.com . Manchester United. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2020.

23. ^ Lee, Allison (5 July 2016). "Living her American dream, Leah Galton excels for Sky Blue FC" . Once A Metro .

24. ^ "LIONESSES SQUAD NAMED FOR A WEEK-LONG TRAINING CAMP" .

thefa.com . 11 August 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2019.

25. ^ "Leah Galton pulls out of Lionesses squad for training camp" . The Football Association . 15 August 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.

26. ^ O'Neill, Jen (30 April 2019). "Sports Recruiting USA – Summer Showcase 2019 Event Details Released" . SheKicks.net . Retrieved 20 May 2019. "SRUSA ambassador and current professional player with Manchester United, Leah Galton..."

27. ^ @ManUtdLadiesFC (21 May 2019).

"Congratulations to @leah_galton21 who has got engaged to her partner #MUWomen #MUFC" (Tweet) – via

Twitter .

28. ^ "Leah Galton player profile" . Soccerway. Retrieved 31 March 2019.

29. ^ "Leeds United Player Season Totals 2010–11" . www.thefa.com . Retrieved 19 May 2019.

30. ^ "Leeds United Player Season Totals 2011–12" . www.thefa.com . Retrieved 19 May 2019.

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

External links

Profile at the Manchester United F.C. website

Profile at the Sky Blue FC website

Profile at the Hofstra Pride website

Leah Galton at Soccerway Leah Galton

Galton playing for Manchester United in 2019

Personal information

Full name Leah Galton

Date of birth 24 May 1994 (age 26)

Place of birth Harrogate, England [1]

Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [2]

Playing position(s) Forward

Club information

Current team Manchester United

Number 11

Youth career

Knaresborough Celtic[3]

Harrogate Railway

Leeds United

College career

Years Team Apps (Gls)

2012–2015 Hofstra Pride 82 (48)

Senior career*

Years Team Apps (Gls)

2010–2012 Leeds United 33 (8)

2016–2017 Sky Blue FC 30 (5)

2018 Bayern Munich 1 (0)

2018– Manchester United 26 (7)

National team

England U15 0 (0)

2009–2011 England U17 8 (0)

2011 England U19 2 (0)

2016 England U23 0 (0)

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

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