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Women's footballers bow out

Great Britain's women's football team were unable to hitch themselves to the back of a bicycle-led gold rush as they crashed out of the Olympics...

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Old Trafford dream fires Bardsley

Footballer Karen Bardsley knows looking beyond the next game is a strict no-no for any professional athlete.

But considering what is at s...

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Team GB shock Brazil

Stephanie Houghton secured arguably the finest result in the history British women's football as Hope Powell's side stormed into the Olympic qua...

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GB women's football start with win

Stephanie Houghton gave Great Britain Olympic lift-off in Cardiff with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over New Zealand.

In front of a rec...

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Team GB denied by the woodwork

Rachel Yankey came within inches of sending Great Britain's women's football team into their Olympic campaign on the back of a victory as the wo...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Although born and raised in California, Karen Bardsley played for England’s under-19 and under-21 teams before making her first senior appearance in 2005.

Bardsley soon staked her claim for the No.1 jersey and started all four matches at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2011.

She plays for her club football in Sweden, where she moved after a spell in Women’s Professional Soccer in the USA. Bardsley had played for New Jersey side Sky Blue.