Vote for your England Women's Player of the Year.
During 2009, Hope Powell awarded caps to 31 players – four goalkeepers, ten defenders, eleven midfielders and six forwards. We have launched our England Women's Player of the Year poll and we are concentrating on each position in turn, starting with the goalkeepers.Nationwide England Women’s Player of the Year 2009GoalkeepersKaren BardsleyAge
25 Date of Birth
4Caps in 2009
Sky Blue FC
Karen Bardsley did not concede an international goal in 2009. Her first appearance came against Denmark in a July friendly, when Jody Handley’s late goal gave England a 1-0 victory. Although Rachel Brown would start every match in the European Championship, Bardsley has so far worn the No.1 jersey for both of England’s opening World Cup Qualifiers, the 8-0 rout of Malta and the 3-0 victory over Turkey.Rachel BrownAge
29 Date of Birth
63Caps in 2009
With over 60 caps to her name, Rachel Brown has long been established as a key member of the England set-up and after helping win the Cyprus Cup in February, she then set about aiding the Three Lions progress to the Final of the European Championship in the summer. Injury has so far prevented her from featuring in the early stages of the World Cup Qualification campaign, but once she returns to full fitness Brown will no doubt be eager to stake her claim for the spot between the sticks.Siobhan ChamberlainAge
26 Date of Birth
14Caps in 2009
Siobhan Chamberlain started in two of England’s four Cyprus Cup matches, the 6-0 dismissal of South Africa and the 3-0 victory over Scotland. The only goal she conceded came in England’s 2-0 defeat to Iceland in July. Holmfridur Magnusdottir put the Scandinavians ahead in the 25th minute, before Chamberlain made way for Carly Telford at half-time. Chamberlain now has 14 senior caps in total.Carly TelfordAge
22 Date of Birth
3Caps in 2009
Carly Telford started in goal in England’s first match of 2009, a 2-2 draw with Finland in February which served as preparation for England’s successful Cyprus Cup campaign. Telford also featured against Iceland, replacing Siobhan Chamberlain at half-time.