Gemma Davison of Tottenham Hotspur Women. Tottenham Hotspur Women v West Ham United Women, WSL football match, The Hive Stadium, London, UK - 12 Jan 2020 Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

Forward Davison agrees new Tottenham Hotspur deal

Gemma Davison has signed a new one-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur according to reports on the club’s official website.

The experienced attacking player joined Spurs from Reading last summer and she has made 12 appearances in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season, despite a period out with injury.

Davison is a four-time FA Women’s Super League and two-time Women’s FA Cup winner with former clubs Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea. Her time at Arsenal was interspersed by three stints in America before moving to Liverpool
in 2013. She then spent three years at Chelsea before moving to Reading in 2018.

As with many successful female players, Davison came through the ranks of the Arsenal youth system where she enjoyed success playing for the first team alongside Kelly Smith and Alex Scott. The switch to Lilywhite divided her family as her father is a Spurs fan and her brother an Arsenal supporter.

Capped 16 times by England since 2009, Davison scored two goals as the Lionesses secured qualification for the 2017 UEFA Women’s EUROs.

At 33 years of age, Davison has been coaching elite kids for 10 years and her presence on the training ground, as well as on the pitch on matchdays, is invaluable to a Spurs side looking to assert themselves as a force in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Upon signing her new deal, Davison told Spurs’ official media sources “I’m thankful to Spurs as being here has made me enjoy my football again.

“I believe we have an exciting future ahead and I would take huge satisfaction in helping build, guide and push the team to reach greater levels next season.”

By Sian_Wallis (@Sian_Wallis)

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