Emma Mitchell (born 19 September 1992) is a
Scottish professional footballer who plays for FA WSL club Reading. She began her senior career with Glasgow City then joined German Frauen-Bundesliga club SGS Essen .
defender , Mitchell has also played as a
forward . Mitchell also plays for the Scotland women's national football team .
Born in Kirkcaldy , she grew up in the town of
Buckhaven, Fife . Mitchell went on to become the only girl to play for her local high school team at the age of twelve. She started her career with St Johnstone Girls, alongside fellow future
At the end of the 2012 season, Mitchell had a trial period in Denmark with earlier Champions League opponents Fortuna Hjørring , before heading for further trials in Sweden and Germany.
Mitchell signed professionally for Frauen-Bundesliga side SGS Essen in January 2013.  After just four months, reports in Germany linked Mitchell with a transfer to English champions
Arsenal . Arsenal confirmed the move on 22 July 2013.
Emma Mitchell with Arsenal
Whilst at Arsenal, Mitchell won an FA Cup in
2014 with WSL Cups coming in 2013 and 2015 . With the Gunners, she also went on a successful run to the FA Cup final of 2016. Arsenal beat
Chelsea 1–0 at Wembley and Mitchell lifted the 2016 FA Cup.
On 3 January 2020, it was announced that Mitchell would be joining Tottenham Hotspur on loan for the rest of the season.
After captaining both the national Under-17 and Under-19 teams, Mitchell made her debut with the senior Scottish national team against France in May 2011. Despite conceding a penalty in Scotland's 1–1 draw, Mitchell's contribution was praised by coach Anna Signeul : "Emma Mitchell did really well on her first appearance. It is a shame that she conceded the penalty, it was just a bit of inexperience to be honest, but she didn't let her head go down and kept working hard."
Mitchell attended the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the
University of Stirling. Mitchell scored her first goal for the Senior women's side against Iceland in August 2012 and later that year scored against Spain in Scotland's 2013 UEFA Women's Euro Play-off defeat.
Mitchell was ruled out of Scotland's squad for
UEFA Women's Euro 2017 by a hamstring injury.  After injury disrupted her appearances for Arsenal in the 2018–19 season , she was left out of the 23-player Scotland squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.
In October 2019, Mitchell spoke about her struggles with her mental health issues.
Glasgow City 
Scottish Women's Premier League : 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Scottish Women's Cup : 2009, 2011, 2012
Scottish Women's Premier League Cup : 2009, 2012
FA WSL : 2018–19
FA Cup : 2014 , 2016
WSL Cup : 2013, 2015, 2017–18
PFA Team of the Year : 2014–15 
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Scottish Football Association . Retrieved 22 July 2013.
2. ^ a b "Emma Mitchell leaves City to sign professional contract with SGS Essen" . Glasgow City FC. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
3. ^ Karen Bale (4 December 2004). "She shoots she scores; Emma's four goals in first game for boys" . Daily Record . Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
4. ^ "Scotland name under-17 squad" . Women's Soccer Scene. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
5. ^ Claus Dindler (22 November 2012).
"Skrappe skotter til prøvetræning" [Tough Scots for trial] (in Danish). Fortuna Hjørring. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
6. ^ Sofie Gustafsson (4 December 2012).
"Landslagstrio på jakt efter drömkontrakt" [Team trio in search of dream contract]. Värmlands Folkblad (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 December 2012.
7. ^ Kristina Steffens (11 January 2013).
"Högner schwärmt von Mitchell" [Högner raves about Mitchell] (in German). Revier Sport. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
8. ^ Markus Juchem (20 January 2013). "SGS Essen verpflichtet Emma Mitchell" [SGS Essen sign Emma Mitchell] (in German). Womensoccer.de. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
9. ^ Steffens, Kristina (15 May 2013). "Arsenal jagt Emma Mitchell" [Arsenal chase Emma Mitchell] (in German). RevierSport Online. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
10. ^ "Arsenal Ladies confirm double signing" . Arsenal.com . Arsenal F.C. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
11. ^ a b "Arsenal Ladies 1–0 Chelsea Ladies" . Arsenal .
12. ^ "Emma Mitchell joins Tottenham on loan" .
13. ^ "Local player makes Scotland debut against France" . Scottish Football Association. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
14. ^ "Emma Mitchell" . University of Stirling. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
15. ^ Dunn, Carrie (14 July 2017). "UEFA Women's EURO 2017 - England are on the up, Scotland achievements are remarkable" . Eurosport . Retrieved 19 May 2019.
16. ^ Wrack, Suzanne (15 May 2019).
"Women's World Cup: Arsenal's Emma Mitchell left out of Scotland squad" . The Guardian . Retrieved 19 May 2019.
17. ^ "Emma Mitchell: Arsenal defender opens up on mental health" . 9 October 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
18. ^ a b "Emma Mitchell" . Soccerway.com .
19. ^ "WSL Team of the Year: Lucy Bronze is sole Liverpool player" . BBC Sport. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
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