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UEFA Women’s Champions League winner Alex Greenwood joined City in September 2020.

The centre-back made the move from Olympique Lyonnais to Manchester upon the conclusion of her contract.

A key figure in the game, Greenwood brings with her a wealth of experience, having represented Everton, Liverpool, Notts County, Liverpool, Manchester United and Lyon.

A year-long stint in France saw the defender achieve her dream of lifting the Champions League trophy, in addition to two domestic cups and the Division 1 Féminine title.

Upon making the switch to the Academy Stadium, she declared it was time to realise a new dream, adding City were the perfect fit for her ambitions.

Greenwood started out with Everton in her home city and was named FA Young Player of the Year in 2012 at the age of just 18.

The Liverpudlian then enjoyed stints with Notts County and Liverpool, while she was named in the FA WSL Team of the Year in 2015/16.

Moving to Manchester United in 2018, Greenwood captained the Red Devils as they won promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in their debut season as a team.  

Her efforts caught the eye of Lyon meanwhile, with the French side taking her to Division 1 Féminine where she helped them to secure the Trophee des Championnes, Coupe De France, domestic league title and UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2019/20.

Internationally, Greenwood made her debut for England in 2014 against Finland in the Cyprus Cup – a tournament the Lionesses won just a year later – before figuring prominently as the team secured a third-place finish in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Boasting more than 50 caps for the national team, the defender also helped England to SheBelieves Cup and two Arnold Clark Cup success alongside being an integral member of the side who reached the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.

And after a season in France, Greenwood made her return to the Barclays Women’s Super League with City, penning a three-year deal and donning the number 27 shirt.

She won her first trophy with the Club a matter of months in, lifting the 2020 FA Cup at Wembley, before helping her side to Continental Cup glory with victory over Chelsea in March 2022.

Greenwood was included in the PFA WSL Team of the Year for her exploits across the 2021/22 campaign, and was also part of the England squad who won the 2022 European Championships.

The defender signed a new contract in December 2022, extending her stay at the Club to 2026.


Date of birth
Liverpool, England
Joined City

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