18 Facts About Alex Greenwood


Alex Greenwood was born on 7 September 1993 and is an English professional footballer who plays for Women's Super League club Manchester City and the England national team.


Alex Greenwood has previously played for Olympique Lyonnais in the French Division 1 Feminine as well as English clubs Manchester United, Liverpool, Notts County and Everton where she began her career.


Liverpool-born Alex Greenwood joined Everton at the age of eight, and progressed through the club's Centre of Excellence.


When Everton's longstanding left-back Rachel Unitt signed for Birmingham City after the 2011 FA WSL season, Alex Greenwood took over her place in the team.


Alex Greenwood signed for Notts County on a two-year contract for an undisclosed transfer fee.


The move disappointed Everton who wanted Alex Greenwood to leave on loan and come back if they were promoted again.


On 13 July 2018, it was announced that Alex Greenwood was joining and would captain Manchester United for their inaugural season.

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Alex Greenwood helped Manchester United win the Championship and gain promotion to the FA WSL in their debut season.


On 9 September 2020, Alex Greenwood returned to England, signing a three-year contract with Manchester City following the expiration of her Lyon contract.


Alex Greenwood captained England at youth level and played at the 2012 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.


At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, youngest member of the squad Alex Greenwood shared England's left-back duties with Claire Rafferty.


Alex Greenwood won a bronze medal when the team beat Germany in the third place play-off.


In 2019, Alex Greenwood was part of the England team that won the SheBelieves Cup in the United States.


Later that year, Alex Greenwood was selected as part of England's World Cup squad.


Alex Greenwood was included in the England squad that won UEFA Women's Euro 2022.


Alex Greenwood is in a relationship with Jack O'Connell, a professional footballer for Sheffield United.


Alex Greenwood has spoken out, on a number of occasions, about the online abuse that she and some of her colleagues receive regularly, which have included comments about her appearance, transfers and threats against her family.


Alex Greenwood generally opts to keep her personal life private and tends to keep her social media posts football-related.