International Football

International Football

Photo by Alasdair Middleton at Cropped and used under terms of the  cc-by-2.0 licence: Little

MUniv, 2017 & MBA Student
From Aberdeen to International Football

Kim Little is regarded by many as one of the brightest young stars in women's football and has won plaudits for her skilful and tireless midfield shifts for both club and country.

The talented Aberdeen-born midfielder began her career at Buchan Girls before moving to SWPL side Hibernian. She then went on to play for Arsenal, Seattle Reign, Melbourne City and back to Arsenal again.

A former Scotland women’s under-19 captain, she won her first senior international cap aged 16 in a 2007 friendly against Japan. The following year she played in the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship Finals in France. Kim won her 50th cap, and scored the opening goal, in a 2-0 Cyprus Women's Cup win over England in March 2011. She has 140 caps for the national side.

In 2010 Kim scored 47 goals in 36 appearances for Arsenal and was named Players' Player of the Year at the FA Women's Football Awards. She scored the opener as Arsenal defeated Bristol Academy to lift the 2011 FA Women’s Cup.

In April 2013, she became the first ever recipient of the Professional Footballers' Association Women's Player of the Year Award.

Kim is the current Arsenal captain and has an incredibly impressive resumé, winning a total of twenty-two trophies throughout an illustrious career. Kim reached over 200 appearances for Arsenal in 2020, and is a member of Arsenal’s 100-club.

Scoring over 135 goals in an Arsenal shirt means that Kim is currently third in the club’s all-time goal-scorer table.

Kim was a key member of the Great Britain side to feature in the 2012 Olympic Games and is one of only 5 players from the London Olympics to make the GB squad for Tokyo 2020.

In 2017, Kim was an awarded the honorary degree of Master of the University (MUniv) for her dedication and international sporting excellence and is currently studying for an MBA.

Photo by Alasdair Middleton - cropped and used under terms of the cc-by-2.0 licence.