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Kim Little
Kim Little 2017 (cropped)
Little in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth 29 June 1990
Flag of Scotland Mintlaw, Scotland
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.62 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Arsenal career
Years 2008-2013, 2017-
Number 10
Appearances 140
Goals 107

Kim Alison Little (born 29 June 1990) is a Scottish footballer who captains Arsenal W.F.C. in the FA WSL. She is the vice captain and leading scorer of the Scotland national team.

Arsenal careerEdit

Kim Little joined Arsenal in March 2008 from Hibernian Ladies at the age of 17. In April she scored her first goal for the club during 4–1 win over Chelsea before 5,000 fans at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal manager Vic Akers told reporters: "Make a note of this kid, she's going to be a big player."

Little played in all but one league match during the 2008–09 season, scoring a total of 24 goals as Arsenal finished at the top of the regular season table with a 20–1–1 record and won a treble. She played in the 5–0 Premier League Cup Final victory over Doncaster Rovers Belles and scored in the FA Women's Cup Final as Arsenal beat Sunderland 2–1.

During the following season Little's 47 goals in all competitions helped Arsenal overcome the departure of Kelly Smith. The team finished the regular season in first place, with a 20–1–1 record once again. Little was the league's leading scorer with 17 goals and she was named FA Players' Player of the Year in June 2010. Arsenal entered the 2010 FA Women's Cup Final hoping to lift the trophy for a fifth consecutive year. Despite Little's first half penalty, they were eventually defeated 3–2 by Everton, after extra time.

On 17 October 2016, Little announced that she would return to Arsenal L.F.C ahead of the 2017–18 FA WSL season, however in May she sustained a rupture to her cruciate ligament during training with Arsenal which caused her to miss the better part of the season. She captained the team in the 2018 WSL Cup final beating Manchester City 1-0.

Little signed a new contract with Arsenal in August 2019.

HonoursEdit

Arsenal W.F.C.Edit

IndividualEdit

  • PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year: 2013
  • FA Women's Player of the Year: 2010
  • FA Women's Cup Final Player of the Match: 2011
  • BBC Women's Footballer of the Year: 2016 (winner), 2015 (nominee)

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 15 December 2019

Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007-08 FA WPL National
2008-09 22 24 3 5
2009-10 17 5 9
2010-11 FA WSL 14 9 4 0 3 1 7 2 28 12
2011-12 14 11 1 1 4 4 8 3 27 19
2012-13 14 3 2 1 5 2 8 3 29 9
2013-14 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 4 5
2016-17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017-18 9 3 1 1 1 0 11 4
2018-19 14 8 1 1 5 3 20 12
2019-20 9 4 0 0 3 2 4 4 16 10
Total

External linksEdit

Arsenal W.F.C. - current squad

1 Zinsberger · 2 Veje · 3 Mitchell · 5 Beattie · 6 Williamson · 7 Van de Donk · 8 Nobbs · 9 Carter · 10 Little · 11 Miedema · 13 Wälti · 14 Roord · 15 McCabe · 16 Quinn · 17 Evans · 18 Peyraud-Magnin · 20 Maier · 21 Kemme · 22 Schnaderbeck · 23 Mead · Manager: Montemurro

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