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Alex Danson

Throughout her career, Alex has consistently proven herself to be one of the world's best. 

With more than 300 international caps to her name, she equalled the England and Great Britain goalscoring record while captaining the former at the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup, scoring for the 115th time with a stunning solo effort against the USA. 

Her goals have consistently proven vital to her team's successes, including Olympic gold and bronze medals in 2016 and 2012 respectively as she bagged five goals in each tournament. Furthermore, a stunning hat-trick against Germany was pivotal on the way to England winning 2015 European gold in front of thousands of adoring London fans.

She also brought up her 100th international goal on home soil against The Netherlands at the 2017 Investec International, a game which also saw her lead the side out for the first time.

It has certainly been a remarkable career so far for Alex but the writing was on the wall right from the start as she made her international debut aged 16, before finishing runner-up in the 2001 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year competition.

Away from the pitch Danson also wants to inspire as many children as possible to take up the game that has given her so much, setting up her own academy in 2017.

Nationality:
English
Date of birth:
21.05.1985
Position:
Forward
Twitter account:
@AlexDanson15
Instagram Profile:
@alexdanson15
International Honours ShowHide
Appearances
2018 Commonwealth Games
2018 World Cup
2017 World League Final
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
2018 Commonwealth Games - Bronze
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
203
GB
103
INDOOR
-
TOTAL
306
GOALS
HOME
62
GB
53
INDOOR
-
TOTAL
115
Get to know ShowHide
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:
STX
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