Alex Greenwood

Alex
Greenwood

Biography

The defender has the honour of being named the first captain of Manchester United Women.

Greenwood is a technically proficient left-back and is as comfortable defending as she is creating attacking opportunities for her team-mates. The England international made her senior debut for Everton in 2010, having signed for the club as an eight-year-old, and just two years later was named FA Young Player of the Year. In 2015 she moved to Notts County and then to Liverpool a year later. Greenwood was the youngest player selected for the 2015 World Cup and played two games as England secured a bronze medal. As well as being an expert full-back, Greenwood can operate in the centre of a back four and her precise free-kicks mean she is constant goal threat.

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  • Position

    Defender

  • Country

    England

  • Date of birth

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Alex Greenwood in training for United Women.

Greenwood set to join Lyon Article

The club has agreed terms with French side Lyon for the transfer of United Women captain Alex Greenwood.

Jackie Groenen is consoled by her Netherlands team-mates.

United Women feature in World Cup's final weekend Article

Three Reds were in action in the third-place play-off and final of a record-breaking tournament in France.

Steph Houghton consoles Rachel Daly and Nikita Parris after England's defeat to USA.

World Cup: United duo knocked out in semi-finals Article

Alex Greenwood and Abbie McManus were on the bench as England lost 2-1 to holders USA in the tournament's last four.

England celebrate scoring a goal against Norway in their Women's World Cup quarter-final.

World Cup: United duo reach semi-finals Article

Alex Greenwood and Abbie McManus are into the last four of the tournament with Phil Neville's England.

Alex Greenwood celebrates with Fran Kirby after scoring for England against Cameroon.

World Cup: Greenwood nets as England progress Article

Alex Greenwood was on target as Phil Neville's Lionesses beat Cameroon to reach the Women's World Cup quarter-finals.

Jackie Groenen in action for the Netherlands.

United trio learn last-16 World Cup opponents Article

Groenen, Greenwood and McManus all reach the knockout stages in France.

Kirsty Smith holds her head in her hands as Scotland are eliminated from the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Women's World Cup: United duo bow out Article

There was disappointment for Scotland at the end of the group stage, while England sealed top spot in their pool.

Alex Greenwood and Abbie McManus celebrate England Women's World Cup win over Argentina

World Cup: Reds trio through, pair in peril Article

United Women will have at least three players in the knockout rounds of France 2019.

Alex Greenwood at the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Women's World Cup: The story so far Article

Four United Women stars were in action during the tournament's opening weekend in France.

Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford celebrate a goal for England

The United stars chasing trophies with England Article

At least four Reds will be seeking to win silverware this summer after being selected for the Three Lions or Lionesses.

Alex Greenwood in action.

Greenwood's going to the World Cup Article

United Women captain Alex Greenwood has been named in Phil Neville's England squad for this summer's tournament.

Manchester United Women celebration graphic

We're going up! United Women clinch promotion Article

Manchester United Women have confirmed a top-flight place for next season with three games to spare.

Alex Greenwood gives Ella Toone a piggyback.

Alex and Ella answer fans' questions Article

Alex Greenwood and Ella Toone took over the FA Women's Championship Twitter account this week.

Alex Greenwood and Casey Stoney

'We did ourselves proud' Article

Casey Stoney and captain Alex Greenwood reflect on the Reds' dramatic exit from the SSE Women's FA Cup.

Alex Greenwood scores a penalty against Reading Women
Women's FA Cup: Reading 3 United 2
says

The Reds put up a great fight, leading twice in extra-time with Alex Greenwood's pen and an own goal, before bowing out to top-flight opposition. Report to follow.

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