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Karen Bardsley

City on Bardsley:

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 more than 50 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 and playing a key role in the Lionesses' bronze medal success in 2015.

One of the best women's goalkeepers in the game, she played a pivotal part in the 2014 Continental Cup-winning campaign, producing a number of spectacular saves on City's road to success, and helped the Blues to a first Champions League qualification in the 2015 season.

She extended the stay at the club in 2015 until the end of the 2017 season.

Latest tweets: @klbardsley

  • Get! You won't regret it! https://t.co/epGqItT6lB (13 hours ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Watching #StormGertrude reek havoc on the migratory patterns of the local birds is kind of funny - mean but funny. 😬🌬💦❄️🕊🐓 (7 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Moonbeam says I kicked your butt in the quiz tonight. However, I suppose we'll call it even @DaphCorboz ! ⚽️👋🏼😜🤓🍌 https://t.co/qYA1rCLxBJ (10 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Haha! I love how surprised you sound! 🚨 #banterpolice https://t.co/q16XU2YgFr (19 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • My Grandad lost his battle w/ Alzheimer's. Raise awareness & #sharetheorange for @ARUKnews https://t.co/hPo7MHc145 https://t.co/Ygba7GSRWt (19 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @klbardsley

  • My friends rule! @bjvando @lacemastarson
  • Happy scooters. #facesinthings
  • #melkweg
  • Self portrait number 78. #vangoghmuseum
  • #thebreakfastclub
  • ☕️🍴 @kimchicanita
  • 😁
  • Beaming @daphcorboz
  • 😍
  • Last sweaty selfie with @ewitah for awhile. 😫😭 Thanks for the awesome yoga class Catherine! @trainingcampfit
  • Honey, put the washing out.
  • Danke! 🙊
  • One of a kind. ❤️
  • Dust jacket #letterman
  • The most badass account on Instagram! @whiskyanddonuts
  • 😍👶🏼❤️🤓 #besties @geexlouise @mrspopeshow
  • Holla La Jolla! #bestcoast
  • Did we just become best friends?! Soz @mrspopeshow 😂👶🏼
  • Love this photo! @kshams77 #kbgkcamp @s.c.blues
  • #dripp 👌🏻☕️
  • Set. #hike
  • You're only as old as you feel. Made it to the top! 😂❤️👏🏻 ⛰
  • I prefer my ice cream be made with Liquid Nitrogen.
  • Aww. She's happy! @il_martello
  • Handling & movement into line with the ball. #kbgkcamp @s.c.blues
  • #kbgkcamp 🙌  @kyliet1212 after a great save! @s.c.blues
  • High fives all around! @s.c.blues #kbgkcamp
  • Wow! Such good work & good fun today with these campers on Day 2! #kbgkcamp 👏🏻⚽️❤️ Brilliant! Thank you @s.c.blues for being such fabulous hosts & a terrific two days!
  • Ready for Day 2! #kbgkcamp
  • Day 1! Happy campers! These girls were absolute studs today, super proud! #kbgkcamp Major thanks to @s.c.blues for hosting! 👍🏻❤️⚽️

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