In Profile: Marieanne Spacey-Cale MBE

By SFC Media time Mon 16 Jul Womens and Girls
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We take a look at the career of Southampton’s new Head of Girls and Women’s Football, former England international Marieanne Spacey-Cale...

Born in Sutton, Marieanne arrives on the south coast with a stellar reputation in the women's game, having played at Arsenal Ladies, Fulham Ladies, and represented England Women 91 times, scoring 28 goals.

An outstanding player of her generation, Marieanne spent eight seasons with Arsenal from 1993, before moving to Fulham on a professional contract in 2002.

In her final season with Arsenal she was the leading goalscorer and FA Players' Player of the Year, also winning a Sport Relief special achievement award.

Her domestic swansong was a treble-winning season with Fulham, before a move into coaching and management.

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Marieanne Spacey-Cale playing for Arsenal Ladies against Charlton Athletic

Since retiring her playing career, the 52-year-old has attained her UEFA Pro License, taken up a high profile role at the FA assisting with the Lionesses set-up, and also taken responsibility for England Women's Under-23s and the development of female coaches more broadly across England.

Such is Marieanne's notoriety within the women's game, she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to football.

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