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Alex Danson

Great Britain and England captain Danson has proven herself to be one of the very best in the world over her career.

Her goal helped England defeat Germany to win bronze at the 2010 World Cup before she won a bronze medal at London 2012, her second Olympics, where her and team mate Crista Cullen were joint top scorers. 

Danson also played a pivotal role in England's 2015 EuroHockey triumph, including a stunning hat-trick against Germany which took her to 50 England goals. 

Her third Olympics in Rio proved to be just as fruitful, Danson helped herself to five goals once more and went all the way to the top of the podium, snagging the dream gold medal. 

She also notched up her 100th international goal in style in front of a packed house at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre against the Netherlands live on BT Sport in the summer of 2017.

Alex was just 16 when she made her senior international debut in 2001, when she was also runner-up in the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. 


 

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
21.05.1985
Position:
Forward
Twitter account:
@alexdanson15
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2017 World League Semi Final
2017 EuroHockey Championships
2016 Champions Trophy
2016 Olympic Games
2015 World League Semi Final
2015 EuroHockey Championships
2015 World League Final
2014 World Cup
2014 Commonwealth Games
2014 Champions Trophy
2014 Champions Trophy
2013 World League Semi Final
2013 EuroHockey Championships
2013 World League Final
2012 Olympic Games
2012 Champions Trophy
2011 Champions Trophy
2011 EuroHockey Championships
2010 Champions Trophy
2010 World Cup
2010 Commonwealth Games
2009 EuroHockey Championships
2009 Champions Trophy
2008 Olympic Games
2007 EuroHockey Championships
2007 Champions Challenge I
2006 World Cup
2006 Commonwealth Games
2005 EuroHockey Championships
2003 EuroHockey Championships
2002 World Cup
2002 Champions Challenge I
Medals
2017 World League Semi Final - Bronze
2017 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2016 Olympic Games - Gold
2015 World League Semi Final - Gold
2015 EuroHockey Championships - Gold
2014 Commonwealth Games - Silver
2013 EuroHockey Championships - Silver
2013 World League Final - Bronze
2012 Olympic Games - Bronze
2012 Champions Trophy - Silver
2011 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2010 Commonwealth Games - Bronze
2010 Champions Trophy - Bronze
2010 World Cup - Bronze
2009 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2007 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2007 Champions Challenge I - Bronze
2005 EuroHockey Championships - Bronze
2002 Champions Challenge I - Gold
CAPS
HOME
189
GB
99
INDOOR
-
TOTAL
288
GOALS
HOME
57
GB
48
INDOOR
-
TOTAL
105
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Squads:
Senior Women
Current club:
Clifton Robinsons
Former club(s):
Alton, Trojans, Klein Zwitserland, Reading
School:
Buryfields Infant School Yateley Manor School
Shirt number:
15
International Debut:
23rd October 2001
Hometown:
Odiham
Which stick do you use:
Adidas LX24
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