Alex Greenwood is a British footballer and athlete. Alex Greenwood plays for Manchester City in the FA Women’s Super League and the England national team.
Table of Biography
Alex Greenwood was born on 7 September 1993. Presently, he is 28 years old and her birth sign is Virgo. She was born in Liverpool, England. When she was little, she often went out to play football with the neighboring boys.
Alex stated that, unlike many girls, she didn’t face discrimination for being a female footballer. She studied at a local school in her town. After graduation, she attended Savio Salesian College to earn her degree.
Alex joined Everton at the age of eight and progressed through the club’s Centre of Excellence. At the age of 17, she made her professional football debut. In the 2010 game, this player played against a Faroese football club based in Klaksvík named KÍ Klaksvík Kvinnur. Likewise, her team won the qualification match with a 6-0 score in UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Similarly, just two days after the game, this player scored a penalty kick in a win against FK Borec. Moreover, when the club’s previous defender left, she took her place and showed the club her worth. This player gave an exceptional performance in the next season and went on to be the Young Player of the Year at the FA Women’s Football Awards.
Also, she played in FA Women’s Cup’s finale, where Arsenal poorly defeated them. In the year 2014, the former United player left her first club to serve her National Team. Therefore, she was a member of the 2015 England team to play in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Following that, Alex signed a two-year deal with Notts County. Unfortunately, her transfer price and salaries remained undisclosed. However, Everton was deeply hurt and saddened by her move to the Nottingham-based football club. Therefore, they didn’t want the football player to move but instead leave on loan and return to the club. And, after her contract was up, she joined Liverpool.
Beginning of 2016, Liverpool signed a left-back player. This player played for 3 seasons for the club and was with them for 2 years. Moreover, one of her highlights while on the team was her penalty shot against FA Women’s National League North’s Sunderland.
In Liverpool, this player played in 44 games and scored 6 goals. Likewise, after appearing in the 2017-2018 season, the club let her go. Then, she headed to the United club.
Alex joined forces with the English club Manchester United. And, the team announced her as the captain for their inaugural season on July 13, 2018. Likewise, in the newly formed team, the left-back thrived as a captain. Moreover, in the League Cup, she defeated her former club Liverpool in a 1-0 win.
Likewise, the defender assisted her team in a victory against Sheffield United in the Championship game. She also made her first goal as a United player in a penalty shot against Crystal Palace. Similarly, her team won the match with a 5-0 record.
Finally, Alex led Manchester United to a Championship title in the 2018-2019 season, providing them a promotion in their first season. She is mainly a left-back, she can also play as a center-back and is considered to be a set-piece specialist.
Previously, she has played for Olympique Lyonnais in the French Division 1 Féminine as well as English clubs Manchester United, Liverpool, Notts County, and Everton. Alex has played for the England national football team since the year 2014 and was named the FA Women’s Young Player of the Year in 2012.
Greenwood is in a long-time relationship with an English football player named Jack O’Connell. Jack plays in the Premier League for Sheffield United. The two first met in college and hence are college sweethearts. Moreover, both footballers are focusing on their careers now. This player generally opts to keep her personal life private and tends to keep her social media posts football-related.
Alex stands 5 feet 6 inches or 1.7 m tall. Similarly, she weighs around 62 kilos or 137 lbs. She has long blonde hair and a blue set of eyes. Additionally, she has a tattoo on her left wrist. Sadly, Alex has not provided any other body measurements.
Social Media and Net Worth
Her ‘@alexgreenwood3’ Instagram account has gained over 286K followers. She has amassed over 81.8K followers on her ‘@AlexGreenwood’ Twitter account. And her Facebook page has earned over 535K followers.
This player has been sponsored by the sports goods manufacturer Nike. Her specific net worth is not available yet. However, her estimated net worth is around $1 million.