All We Know About Alessia Mia Teresa Russo biography, Career, Family, Networth
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Alessia Mia Teresa Russo, born 8 February 1999, is an English professional footballer. She plays forward for Manchester United in Women’s Super League.
She was previously a player for Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion, and North Carolina Tar Heels. She also represented England in all age groups.
Profiling Alessia RussoA Quick Glance At Alessia Russo
|Full Names||Alessia Russo
|Place of birth||Tyldesley, Wigan, England|
|Date Of Birth||2 September 1999|
|State of Origin||Tyldesley, Wigan, England|
|Current team||Manchester United|
2005–2007 Astley & Tyldesley FC
2007–2013 Manchester United
2013–2016 Blackburn Rovers
2015–2017 Blackburn Rovers
2016–2018 Manchester City
2018– Manchester United
2015–2016 England U17
2017–2018 England U19
2019 England U21
2021– England 21
2021– Great Britain
Russo was a Bearsted Girls U10 player as a child. She began her career at Charlton Athletic’s center of excellence before joining Chelsea’s development team and becoming its captain. She made her first and only senior appearance for Chelsea in the FA WSL Continental Cup round on 2 July 2016.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Russo joined the newly promoted WSL2 side Brighton & Hove Albion in January 2017 ahead of the 2017 FA WSLSpring Series. On 5 February 2017, she made her Brighton debut in a FA Cup third round win against AFC Wimbledon. Russo scored Brighton’s first goal at WSL level on 11 February in a 1-1 draw against London Bees.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Russo immigrated to the United States in autumn 2017 to play college soccer. She joined the ACC North Carolina Tar Heels. She made 18 starts and appeared in 19 games as a freshman. With 9 goals and 2 assists, she was the team’s leading scorer. She also earned co-ACC Freshman Of The Year, ACC All-Freshman Team selection, and United Soccer Coaches All-East Region First Team Selection. Despite missing the postseason due to a broken leg Russo was selected for a United Soccer Coaches All-America selection. She is the first Tar Heel since Crystal Dunn (2013) and was named ACC Offensive player of the year. Russo declared in August 2020 that she would not be able to continue her college eligibility due to uncertainty surrounding the season and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Russo signed a 2-year contract on 10 September 2020 with the option of a 3rd year with Manchester United. This was the club that Russo grew up with. Three days later, she made her debut as a substitute for half-time in a 5-2 league win over Birmingham City. She also registered an assist. In the 3-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, she scored her first goal for club. Russo was nominated as WSL Player of Month for October 2020, with three goals and an assist in her three appearances. She was forced to withdraw from the game in November due to a hamstring injury she sustained in training.
Russo was the leader of the team’s goals in the 2021-22 season with 11 goals in 30 competition appearances. He was also the first winner of the Players’ Player-of-the Year award.
Russo represented England at the under-15, 17 and under-19 levels, as well as on the under-20 and 21 national teams. She scored five goals against Croatia in October 2015’s 13-0 2016 UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship qualifying win. Then she scored a hat trick against Estonia the next game. Russo was joint top-scorer during qualifying, scoring 9 goals. She then scored 5 goals at the 2016 UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship. England lost to Germany 4-3 in semi-final. She was a participant at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Jordan. She also participated in the squad that placed third at 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Russo was named to the senior England team as part of 2020 SheBelieves Cup. She was initially called up as a trainee player, but she was later promoted as an injury replacement for Lucy Bronze. On 11 March 2020, Russo made her senior international debut. She was a substitute for Toni Duggan at 76 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Spain. She scored her first international goals on 30 November 2021 with a hat trick in a 20-0 win over Latvia during 2023 World Cup
qualifying. The hat-trick, which took 11 minutes to complete, was the fastest ever by an England player.
Russo was part of Sarina Wiegman’s England squad in June 2022 for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. She was a substitute in six of the six games as England won the Euros. The tournament ended with four goals for her, the fourth being an audacious back-heel in the semi-final between the Sweden ‘keepers’ feet. She finished third in the tournament, just behind Alexandra Popp and Beth Mead with six.