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Karen Bardsley

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England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley joined City in November 2013.

The 5' 11" in goalkeeper brought hoards of experience to the new-look City side, kicking off her professional career at Ajax America Women before moving to Pali Blues in 2008. The following year, she signed for Sky Blue FC, making 17 appearances.

August 2011 brought another change as Bardsley signed for Swedish club Linköpings FC. She stayed only a year at the club before signing for Lincoln Ladies in 2012.

The shot-stopper then signed a two year deal at City with high hopes from the outset. Eligible for the England national team through family connections to Stockport, Bardsley has made 40 appearances for England. She made her debut in 2005, and also went on to pick up five caps for Great Britain at the London Olympics.

Having patiently served as understudy to Rachel Brown, Bardsley has retained her place ever since she broke into the England set-up, playing all four matches at the World Cup in 2011.

One of the best women's goalkeepers in the game, she played a pivotal role in the 2014 Continental Cup-winning campaign, producing a number of spectacular saves on City's road to success.

Latest tweets: @klbardsley

  • Loving Ed Sheeran's looping live! Soooo talented!!! But what's with the set? Is he performing in a giant stapler or tanning bed? #BRITs2015 (1 day ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Keeping up appearances... 🙈 #boringTweet @JillScott12 http://t.co/BGgyrEvAbN (1 day ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Actually knackered. 😴 #isthisreallife 😊 (1 day ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • How I feel right meow. http://t.co/9Hxsqc9u9W (2 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Definitely didn't see @FAWSL filming when I was doing the slow mo funky chicken...😂🙈🐥 https://t.co/8TlNRMbGsn (2 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @klbardsley

  • So Cozy. Can't. Get. Up.
  • Luuuuuurve you! @mcwfc v Villa 14:00 KO Academy Stadium
  • Hee Haw. @toniduggan @stephhoughton2
  • Aww this is too cute! Thanks @vitaCocoUK #beMine #vitavalentine 😚😂❤️
  • Ooh! What could this be?! #vitavalentine @vitacocoUK
  • 😂😂😂 @ewitah @speysyde
  • Glove & boots are packed! Excited to meet up with England tomorrow. 😁👍 @nikeuk #lionesses
  • @yakumama @biggrilliestyle @tomfooleryat34 @foodfightmcr #foodfightmcr
  • Wonton challenge @foodfightmcr #foodfightmcr 😂💪👏
  • On your marks, get set, idiots...😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
  • I miss my weirdos! @il_martello @bjvando
  • @altrinchammkt @samjosephchocs
  • Are you having fun yet @izzychristiansen ?
  • My #f1 track is bigger than yours. #yasmarina
  • This time last week. #abudhabi
  • Blustery buddies #thecage #lymepark
  • Deer me. #stampede #lymepark
  • Goodbye Manchester, Abu Dhabi here we come! @etihad #etihad
  • Ha! Fritter. @ladyv43
  • My card. You're welcome Internet. @bjvando @il_martello 🙈😂
  • Miss Paula is back in town!
  • Eye eye
  • From Manchester to California & back. UK bound tomorrow. 😊😪 Going to miss my lobsters.
  • 🙈😬 Nooooo! Not in SoCal!
  • OPH!
  • They don't come much cuter than these two! ❤️
  • Wonderful end to a wonderful day!
  • Merry Christmas!!! 🎄🎅❤️🏄🎣

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