Full Name:
Sophie Bradley
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Sophie Bradley
(2010/11 - 2014/15)
=== Wikipedia entry ===

Sophie Elizabeth Bradley-Auckland (born 20 October 1989) is an English international football defender who plays for Liverpool. She previously played for her local club Nottingham Forest, moving to Leeds United in 2006 and Lincoln Ladies in 2010.

Bradley has played for England on over 25 occasions since her debut against Austria in August 2010, including appearances at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. She also featured in the Great Britain squad at the 2012 London Olympics.

Club career

Bradley began her career at Nottingham Forest, before joining Leeds United in 2006. She became a regular in her first season and helped Leeds to the FA Women's Premier League Cup final in March 2007. Bradley, aged 17, was named Player of the Match in Leeds' 1–0 defeat by Arsenal at Glanford Park. In 2007–08 Leeds reached the FA Women's Cup final, played in Bradley's home town of Nottingham. The Whites were beaten 4–1 by Arsenal.

Bradley progressed to captain Leeds to their 2010 Premier League Cup win over Everton, having scored in the semi-final win over Chelsea. In August 2010 Bradley signed a contract with FA WSL club Lincoln Ladies. She was instrumental in persuading several Leeds teammates to join her at Lincoln. At the end of the 2011 WSL season she returned to Nottingham Forest on loan.

Ahead of the 2014 FA WSL season, Lincoln moved to Nottingham and reconstituted as Notts County Ladies. Bradley remained with the club but suffered a severe knee injury in a July 2014 match against Yeovil Town, which caused her to miss the entire 2015 season, including the 2015 FA Women's Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, which County lost 1–0 to Chelsea.

Bradley returned to pre-season training for the 2016 FA WSL after a 19-month injury lay-off and undergoing three operations on her knee and ankle. After failing to regain her fitness, she was released by Notts County on the expiry of her contract in January 2017. In September 2017, Bradley signed for Doncaster Rovers Belles ahead of their 2017–18 FA WSL 2 campaign.

International career


Bradley represented England at youth level and captained the Under–19s. She made her senior debut in August 2010, against Austria, as a half-time substitute for Faye White.

Bradley was named to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad, and appeared as a late substitute for White in the 1–1 draw with Mexico and the 2–1 win over New Zealand. She started the final group match with Japan, playing the full 90 minutes of England's 2–0 win. With Faye White restored to the lineup, Bradley was an unused substitute as England were eliminated by France at the quarter final stage.

Great Britain Olympic

In June 2012 Bradley was named in the 18–player Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics. She was drafted into the starting line up when Ifeoma Dieke was injured, playing alongside Lincoln teammate Casey Stoney in Team GB's 1–0 win over Brazil.

Personal life

In 2007 Bradley won a scholarship to the Football Association development centre at Loughborough University, through the government Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. In August 2008 the British Olympic Association took 152 young athletes including Bradley to the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Although paid by Lincoln and possessing an England central contract worth £16,000 per year, Bradley maintained her part-time job in the care home owned by her family while playing in the WSL.



Liverpool Women's Player's Player of the Year: 2019

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