KATIE CHAPMAN

Posted on: Wed 15 Jan 2014

Birthplace: London
Date of birth: 15/06/1982
Nationality: English
Position: Midfielder
Squad number: 17
Previous clubs: Millwall, Fulham, Charlton, Arsenal, Chicago Red Stars, Arsenal

Chelsea Ladies signed England international Katie Chapman in January 2014. She is a tough-tackling midfield player.

The 31-year-old midfielder has over 80 caps for England and made her debut in May 2000, aged just 17 in a UEFA Women's European Championship qualification match against Switzerland.

In March 2002 she netted her first senior international goal in a 4-1 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification win in the Netherlands.

Chapman has represented England at four major international tournaments: UEFA Euro 2001, UEFA Euro 2005, 2007 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2009, and is a two-time winner of the FA International Player of the Year - in 2002 and 2010.

A mother of three, Chapman began her football career playing at Millwall Lionesses before moving on to Fulham in 2000 and then Charlton, before joining Arsenal Ladies in 2004 winning a domestic treble as well as the UEFA Women's Cup in her first season.

Chapman spent a single season with WPS team Chicago Red Stars in 2010, before returning to Arsenal Ladies where further trophies followed, making her one of the most decorated players in the English game.

She has won the UEFA Cup, two Women's Super League titles, four Premier League titles and eight FA Cups.