16 Facts About Alessia Russo


Alessia Mia Teresa Russo is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United in the Women's Super League and the England national team.

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Alessia Russo began her career at Charlton Athletic's centre of excellence, before joining and captaining Chelsea's development squad.

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Alessia Russo made her Brighton debut on 5 February 2017 in an FA Cup third round victory against AFC Wimbledon.

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Alessia Russo finished as the leading scorer on the team with nine goals as well as two assists and earned several accolades including co-ACC Freshman of the Year, ACC All-Freshman Team selection and United Soccer Coaches All-East Region first team selection.

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In 2018, despite missing the postseason with a broken leg, Alessia Russo earned a United Soccer Coaches first-team All-America selection, the first Tar Heel to make the first team since Crystal Dunn in 2013, and was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year as North Carolina won the regular season title for the first time since 2008.

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In 2019, Alessia Russo returned from injury to make a career-high 24 appearances and led the team in goals with 13.

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Individually Alessia Russo was named first-team All-ACC for the third year in a row, ACC Tournament MVP for a second time and United Soccer Coaches first team All-American for a second time.

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On 10 September 2020, Alessia Russo signed a two-year contract with the option for a third year with Manchester United, the club she grew up supporting.

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Alessia Russo was nominated for WSL Player of the Month in October 2020 with three goals and one assist in three appearances.

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Alessia Russo has represented England on the under-15, under-17 and under-19, under-20 and under-21 national teams.

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Alessia Russo competed at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan and was part of the squad that finished third at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

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On 26 February 2020, Alessia Russo was called up to the senior England national team for the first time as part of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup squad, initially as a training player but was later added as an injury replacement for Lucy Bronze.

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In June 2022, Alessia Russo was included in Sarina Wiegman's England squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2022.

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Alessia Russo appeared in all six games, all as a substitute, during the campaign as England won the Euros for the first time.

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Alessia Russo ended the tournament with four goals, the fourth an audacious back-heel between the Sweden keeper's feet in the semi-final.

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In 2006, Alessia Russo was a mascot for her future United manager Casey Stoney, who was captain of Charlton Athletic while Alessia Russo was at the London club's Centre of Excellence.

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