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Rebecca Spencer
Personal information
Date of birth 2 March 1991 (1991-03-02) (age 18)
Place of birth    Northwick Park, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Arsenal Ladies
Youth career

Watford Ladies
Arsenal Ladies
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2006- Arsenal Ladies 8 (0)[1][2]   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Rebecca Spencer (born 2 March 1991) is an English female football goalkeeper. She currently plays her club football for Arsenal Ladies and has represented England at Under-19 and Under-20 level. She was born in Northwick Park.[3]


Club career

Spencer began her career as a junior with Watford Ladies before joining Centre of Excellence at Arsenal Ladies in 2001.[3] She progressed through the centre of excellence age groups and joined the senior team in 2006, where she has primarily been the understudy to first choice keeper Emma Byrne. She made her FA Women's Premier League debut and in April 2008 was in goal as Arsenal beat Millwall Lionesses 3-1 in the London Cup Final,[4] having been in the Arsenal side beaten by Charlton Athletic Ladies in the 2006 final.[5]

Spencer was an unused substitute in the 2008 FA Women's Cup Final as Arsenal beat Leeds Carnegie[6] and in the 2009 final as Arsenal beat Sunderland.[7] She has also won an FA Women's Premier League Cup winners medal having been an unused substitute for Arsenal's win against Leeds in March 2007.[8]

International career

Spencer has represented England at Under-15,[3] Under-19[9] and Under-20 level.[10] She was the first choice for the Under-20s World Cup side in 2008. [11] In 2009 she was a key player as England's Under-19s side won the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in Belarus, keeping clean sheets throughout the tournament,[12] and was named as one of ten 'emerging talents' from the tournament on the UEFA website.[13]

Personal life

Spencer attended Rooks Heath College and in January 2009 was a fitness student in St Albans.[3]


  1. ^ "Statistics 2007-2008". Arsenal F.C.. Retrieved 2009-08-13.  
  2. ^ "Statistics 2008-2009". Arsenal F.C.. Retrieved 2009-08-13.  
  3. ^ a b c d Tim Edwards (2009-01-22). "Rebecca aiming to stay top of her game". Harrow Observer. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  4. ^ "Arsenal retain London Cup". Fair Game. 17-04-2008. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  5. ^ "Charlton retain London Cup". Fair Game. 2006-03-23. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  6. ^ David Ornstein (2008-05-05). "FA Cup win secures Arsenal double". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  7. ^ Gareth Davis (04-05-2009). "Report:Arsenal 2 Sunderland 1". Derby County F.C..,,10270~1647981,00.html. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  8. ^ "Arsenal clinch League Cup glory". BBC Sport. 04-03-2007. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  9. ^ "Sweden deny England semi spot". Fair Game. 13-07-2008. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  10. ^ "England U20s bow out to USA". Fair Game. 01-12-2008. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  11. ^ "13. Rebecca Spencer". Arsenal F.C.. Retrieved 2009-08-13.  
  12. ^ "England are UEFA U19 Champions!". Fair Game. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  13. ^ "England dominate emerging talents". UEFA. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  


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