38 Facts About Casey Stoney


Casey Jean Stoney was born on 13 May 1982 and is an English professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of San Diego Wave.


In 2012, Stoney succeeded Faye White as the England captain and became captain of the newly formed Team GB squad for the 2012 London Olympics.


Casey Stoney was appointed as the first head coach of the newly-formed Manchester United Women on 8 June 2018.


Casey Stoney joined Chelsea Ladies, aged 12, before moving to Arsenal Ladies in 1999.


Already an England international, Casey Stoney joined Charlton Athletic Ladies in the summer of 2002 in search of regular first-team football.


Casey Stoney took up a scholarship at The Football Association's National Player Development Centre at Loughborough University.


On 13 March 2010 Casey Stoney announced on Twitter that she had signed for FA WSL rivals Lincoln Ladies to play alongside England stars such as Sue Smith and Jess Clarke.


Casey Stoney stated that Lincoln offered the prospect of full-time training, which Chelsea were unable to match.


Keith Boanas, her manager at Charlton, revealed that Casey Stoney is a Chelsea supporter so found the decision extremely difficult.


Casey Stoney re-joined Arsenal on a two-year deal for the 2014 season, citing her desire to win more trophies.


On 13 December 2016, Liverpool confirmed that Casey Stoney had signed with the club.


Casey Stoney played her last match at the club on 21 February 2018.


Casey Stoney subsequently retired to take a role in Phil Neville's backroom team in the England women's national team.


Casey Stoney came through England's under-age squads, making her debut for the senior team in August 2000 as a substitute against France.


Casey Stoney was named in the provisional 30-player squad for Euro 2001 but did not make the final list of 20 and remained on the standby list.


Casey Stoney made her first start in March 2002 against Norway, and, after spells in central defence and at right back, went on to become England's first choice left back.


Casey Stoney was named in the squad for Euro 2005, hosted in England, but remained unused as the hosts made a group stage exit.


Casey Stoney's disappointment was such that she considered retiring from international football.


In May 2009, Casey Stoney was one of the first 17 female players to be given central contracts by The Football Association.


Casey Stoney explained that for many players this was not only the best moment of their careers, but possibly the happiest moment in their lives.


Casey Stoney started all four of England's games at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, and converted her kick in the quarter-final penalty shoot-out defeat to France.


In 2013, Casey Stoney became the first female member of the Professional Footballers' Association's management committee.


Casey Stoney led England into their Euro 2013 campaign but the team performed poorly and finished in last place, to her "bitter disappointment".


When England's longstanding manager Hope Powell was sacked, Casey Stoney was left out of new boss Mark Sampson's first squad due to a foot injury.


Mostly coming out of the bench, Casey Stoney was part of the first English team to qualify for the semi-finals.


Casey Stoney was part of the England squad which reached the semi-finals of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 and played her last international match in a friendly against France on 21 October 2017.


In June 2012, Casey Stoney was named in the 18-player Great Britain squad formed for the 2012 London Olympics.


Casey Stoney argued for the continued participation of Great Britain at future Olympic football tournaments.


On 8 June 2018, Casey Stoney was appointed as the first head coach of the newly-formed Manchester United Women.


Casey Stoney's first game in charge of United was a North West derby victory in the League Cup.


On 8 November 2019, Casey Stoney signed a contract extension with Manchester United, keeping her at the club until 2022.


On 12 May 2021, it was announced Casey Stoney would be stepping down as Manchester United manager at the end of the season having secured a second successive fourth-place league finish, one point behind Arsenal in the final Champions League qualification spot.


On 14 July 2021, Casey Stoney was announced as the head coach of San Diego Wave FC, which began play in 2022.


Casey Stoney was named the league's coach of the year, Wave FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan was named the league's goalkeeper of the year, and Wave FC striker Alex Morgan won the league's golden boot.


In November 2012, Casey Stoney was named 50th on The Independent newspaper's Pink List of influential lesbian and gay people in the United Kingdom.


On 10 February 2014, Casey Stoney first publicly acknowledged that she was a lesbian.


Casey Stoney is in a relationship with her former Lincoln team mate Megan Harris.


Casey Stoney was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to football.