Hope Powell

  • Date of birth : 08/12/1966
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : England England
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Hope Powell

Hope Powell

Date of birth: 8 December 1966

Playing career: Millwall Lionesses LFC, Fulham LFC, Croydon LFC

Coaching career: England

Since becoming England's first female national coach in 1998, Hope Powell has transformed women's football in her country.

Born in London, Powell started playing football aged 11 and developed into a talented midfielder at Millwall Lionesses LFC. She went on to represent Friends of Fulham LFC and Croydon LFC and won the FA Women's Cup three times, in addition to the championship in 1996. Her international career began as a 16-year-old against the Republic of Ireland, and she was part of the side that reached the last eight of the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden.

After 35 goals in 66 games for England, Powell went on to become the first female coach of her country in 1998 and she now oversees the whole women's set-up from the Under-15s upwards. In 2003, she was the first woman to earn the coveted UEFA Pro Licence. By then, Powell had been awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list and had taken England to the 2001 UEFA European Women's Championship.

In 2003, she was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame, only the second woman to be so honoured, and after hosting EURO 2005 and making the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals, Powell steered the team to the EURO 2009 final, losing to Germany. Powell also managed the Great Britain team that made the 2012 Olympic quarter-finals on home soil.

Last updated: 07/07/13 14.18CET


General info

  • Name: Hope Powell
  • Date of birth: 08/12/1966
  • Country: England

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Women's EURO 2011/13

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: Women's Under-19 (Preliminary round )
    23/11/98: Netherlands 1-1 England

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

England WOCO372188
England WU-1814644
Last updated: 19/07/2013 05:15 CET