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Sophie Ingle - Football

Sophie Ingle as a child in football kit

Name: Sophie Ingle
Born: Llandough, Wales
Club(s): Vale Wanderers, Dinas Powys, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Bristol Academy, Liverpool, Chelsea
Position: Defender / Midfielder
Other Sports: 
Olympic Experience: Debut
Medals: FA Women’s Super League (2019/20, 2020/21), FA Women’s League Cup (2019/20)
Other Honours: Wales (104 caps), Wales Captain 

Sophie Ingle will become the first ever Welsh woman to represent Team GB’s football team at the Olympics. Wales’ sole representative in the squad, she will be making her Olympics debut in Tokyo 2020. 

A centurion for her country, the Wales captain now gets the opportunity to add a Gold medal to her back-to-back Super League titles she’s won with Chelsea FC.

What club did Sophie start football at?

Sophie was the only girl in the Vale Wanderers football team up until the age of 12 when she was no longer allowed to share the field with boys. Thankfully, her former manager started a girls’ team which set her on the path to the Olympics.

One thing you didn’t know about Sophie Ingle

Sophie’s stunning goal for Chelsea against Arsenal in the Super League was nominated for the FIFA Puskás award in 2020 which is awarded to the player who has scored the most beautiful goal during that calendar year. Take a look at her worldie for yourself

What dates will Sophie be competing at Tokyo 2020?

Wednesday, July 21 - 08:30 vs Chile
Saturday, July 24 - 11:30 vs Japan
Tuesday, July 27 - 12:00 vs Canada

Monday, August 2 - 09:00 - 15:00 Semi-Final
Thursday, August 5 - 08:00 - Bronze Medal Match
Friday, August 6 - 03:00 - 06:00 - Gold Medal Match