|Jen Beattie Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||May 13, 1991|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Jen Beattie is a Scottish professional soccer player who has represented, as a defender/midfielder, Queen’s Park Women (2006-2008) and Celtic F.C. Women (2008-2009) in Scotland; Arsenal W.F.C. (2009-2013, 2019-Present) and Manchester City W.F.C. (2015-2019) in England; and Montpellier HSC Féminines (2013-2015) in France. She also spent a loan spell with Melbourne City Women (2015-2016) in Australia. At the international level, Jen represented Scotland at the under-17 and under-19 tiers before making her senior national debut in March 2008.
Jennifer Patricia Beattie
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
She splits her time between Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, and London, England, United Kingdom.
Jen had attended the Jordanhill School, a Scottish Government-funded institution in her hometown of Glasgow. After her high school graduation, she joined the University of Hertfordshire, a public university in Hertfordshire, England.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – John Beattie (Sports Broadcaster, Rugby Union Player (Retired))
- Siblings – Johnnie Beattie (Older Brother) (Rugby Union Player (Retired))
- 15, 5 – Scotland
- 5 – Arsenal W.F.C., Manchester City W.F.C.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jen has dated –
- Amber Rose Gill (2022-2023) – Jen started dating English TV personality, reality star, model, and beauty therapist Amber Rose Gill in December 2022. The duo confirmed the relationship in February 2023. The couple broke up in November 2023 after dating for almost a year.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of British descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Gleaming face
- Charming smile
She has been sponsored by Puma SE, a German multinational sportswear manufacturing corporation.
Jen Beattie Facts
- Jen started her youth career with the boys’ team of Hamilton Academical F.C., a soccer club based in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Established in 1874, it remains the only professional club in Britain to have originated from a school team.
- She later joined the youth academy of Queen’s Park Women, a professional club based in her hometown of Glasgow. Her senior career began in 2006 when, as a 15-year-old, she was promoted to the club’s top-tier first team.
- Representing Arsenal W.F.C., Jen won the Women’s Super League (WSL) (the highest division of the women’s soccer league system in England) title in the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011, 2012, and 2018-19 seasons. The triumph in the 2018-19 season was the club’s record-extending 15th such title.
- With the club, she won the Women’s FA Cup (the premier domestic knockout tournament for women’s clubs in English soccer) in the 2010-11 and 2012-13 seasons. The latter win was the club’s record-extending 12th such title.
- In March 2011, Jen scored the 2nd goal in Scotland’s shock 2-0 win over England in a group-stage match of the 2011 edition (4th) of the Cyprus Women’s Cup (a global invitational tournament that has been held annually in Cyprus since 2008). This was Scotland’s first victory over England since 1977. Scotland ended the tournament with a creditable 4th-place finish.
- With Arsenal W.F.C., she also won the FA Women’s League Cup (a domestic competition in English women’s soccer that consists of 2 phases – a group-stage competition followed by knockouts) in the 2012 and 2022-23 seasons. The latter win was the club’s record-extending 6th such title.
- With Melbourne City Women, during her loan spell (2015-2016) with the club, Jen won the A-League Women (the top division of the women’s soccer league system in Australia) title in the 2015-16 season, the club’s first-ever appearance in the competition.
- Representing Manchester City W.F.C., she won the Women’s Super League title in 2016, the club’s 1st-ever such triumph. With the club, she won the Women’s FA Cup in the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons. These were the club’s first 2 such titles, the latter making it the then joint 5th most successful team in the competition.
- With Manchester City W.F.C., Jen also won the FA Women’s League Cup in the 2016 and 2018-19 seasons. The latter win was the club’s 3rd such and made it the then 2nd-most successful team in the competition.
- She played a key role in Scotland’s qualification for the 2017 edition of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Women’s Championship aka the UEFA Women’s Euro (a quadrennial continental international championship). It was Scotland’s first-ever appearance in the tournament but Jen had to miss it due to an injury. Despite her absence, Scotland’s performance in the competition was praiseworthy – the team narrowly missed out on a berth in the knockout stage of the competition.
- Jen was also an integral part of the Scottish campaign which saw the country qualify for the 2019 edition of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Women’s World Cup – again, Scotland’s first-ever appearance in the tournament. She scored a goal in a 3-3 draw with Argentina in Scotland’s last match of the group stage as the team crashed out of the competition with 2 defeats and a draw.
- In October 2020, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery to remove the lump. Because the tumor had not spread, she began radiotherapy instead of chemotherapy. Despite her ongoing treatment, Jen continued to play at both the club and international levels.
- For displaying such fortitude, she was honored with the ‘Helen Rollason Award’ in 2021. The award, since 1999, has been presented annually as part of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year event (an awards ceremony that takes place each December). The award is given for ‘outstanding achievement in the face of adversity’ and is named after British sports journalist and TV presenter Helen Rollason who died in August 1999 (aged 43) after suffering from cancer for 2 years.
- Jen was appointed as an ‘MBE’ (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2023 King’s New Year’s Honours List for her services to soccer and charity.
- In late January 2023, she announced her retirement from international competition, having made 143 appearances for Scotland and scored 24 goals. As of April 2023, Jen was the 6th most capped female soccer player for Scotland.
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