Marieanne Spacey-Cale

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Head of Women and Girl's Football
Marieanne Spacey-Cale

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Marieanne Spacey-Cale Biography

Last updated 15 Aug 2022

Former clubs: HJK Helsinki, Friends of Fulham, Arsenal, Fulham

Southampton FC's head of Girls and Women's football Marieanne Spacey-Cale is one of the biggest names of the women's game.

Starting out with the British Oxygen's women's team at the age of 13 in 1979 she signed for Friends of Fulham followed by a spell in Finland with HJK Helsinki in 1989.

Her return to Friends of Fulham, which later became known as Wimbledon Ladies, saw her score 12 goals in the first give games of the 1991/92 season.

After spending two seasons back at her former club she signed for Arsenal Ladies, with whom she spent eight seasons playing for.

Spacey-Cale enjoyed a fruitful spell at the Gunners playing as a deep-lying forward player, described by manager Vic Akers as "one of the most feared forwards in the game."

In 2002 she signed for Fulham, winning a domestic treble during the 2002/03 season and retiring from playing with the club in 2005.

Alongside a successful club career was an impressive career with England's Lionesses, capped 91 times and scoring 28 goals between the years of 1984 and 2001.

She retired after the UEFA Women's Euro 2001, aged 36, with two Mundialito tournament wins, a Wembley Stadium goal and an England hat-trick to her name.

Spacey-Cale continued her affiliation with England by coaching Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 age groups, as well as working in the coaching departments of Arsenal and Charlton Athletic.

Following being appointed girls and women's football development officer at the Worcestershire FA, Mark Sampson appointed her as his assistant in December 2013, helping the Lionesses to a third placed finish at the Canada World Cup in 2015.

Two years later, Spacey-Cale lead her England Under-23s team to Nordic tournament victory in Sweden, beating Norway 2-0 in the final match.

In July 2018 she was announced as the head of the girls and women's department at Saints, winning the double in her first season in charge as head coach.