Biography of Ashleigh Plumptre                                                          (Last Updated: 22/2/2022) 

Player's Profile

Full Name: Ashleigh Plumptre

Date of Birth: May 8, 1998

Place of Birth: Leicester, England

Nationality: England/Nigerian

Religion: Christian


 Club's Profile

Current Club: Leicester City (women)

Previous Clubs: Notts County, LA Galaxy

Position: Defender


Social Profile

Instagram: @ashleighplumptre 

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Ashleigh Plumptre made her first Instagram post on the 30th of January 2015 and clocked 10,000 followers on the 29th of July, 2021 as monitored by 

Since Joining the Super Falcons, Ashleigh made her first Instagram post on the 26th July, 2021. checkout what she posted here

Birth, Early Life, Parents, Family and Nigerian Heritage

Ashleigh Plumptre was Born on the 8th of May, 1998 in East Midland region of England, Leicester. She was Born to a Half Nigerian Father and an English Mother.

As stated Above, Plumptre's Mother is From England while her Father is a Half Nigerian. Plumptre had previously disclosed in an Interview with the Nigerian media that her Grandfather is Originally From Lagos State in Nigeria. Ashleigh Plumptre has a Younger Sister known as Bayleigh Bisi who is a professional Drummer. She was born on the 26th of May, 2010. 

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Plumptre's Dad was Born on the 10th of June, 1970. In the Year 2020, Ashleigh Plumptre took to her official Instagram Handle to wish her Dad a Happy Birthday as she Marks his Golden Jubilee (50 Years).

Ashley Plumptre Wrote: 

Happy 50th Birthday Dad! The Only time we'll let this day be all about you! We Love you!

DON'T MISS: Meet the Father of Newly Invited Super Falcons Player, Ashleigh Plumptre. 

Club Career

Ashleigh Plumptre started playing football when she was 4 years old, Joining Non-division side, Asfordby in 2002 where she spent 4 years before joining the Leicester city Set-up at the age of 8. She played Across Different age levels for Leicester City spending 7 years at the Club from 2006 - 2013. She Joined the Birmingham U-17 side for a year before sealing another move to Derby county.

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Aside the Youth Level, As a professional Footballer, Ashleigh Plumptre Joined Women Super League side, Notts County in 2014, spending a year there before moving to the United States of America to play College soccer at the University of Southern California with USC Trojans from 2016 - 2019.

Ashley Plumptre Returned back to Leicester city and was very instrumental in the Club's Promotion to the Women's English top Division Known as FA Women's Super League.

International Career (England)

Ashleigh Plumptre Represented the England Junior team from the U-15 Level down to the U-23 Level before switching to the Nigerian National Team.

Nigeria Call-up

In July 2021, Ashleigh Plumptre was handed a Call-up to Join the Nigerian Senior Women's team known as the Super Falcons. Before she was handed a Call-up, Ashleigh Plumptre made it clear Publicly that she was interested in Playing for the Nigerian Super Falcons.

Plumptre Joined the rest of the Super Falcons squad in Austria as they trained together and prepared for Upcoming Games.

 See Also:Checkout photos as 21 Super Falcons Players resume Camp in Austria.

Ashleigh Plumptre Presence in the National Team came as a huge surprise to a lot of Nigerians as many never thought that she had a Nigerian Heritage or Background.

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Few days after her stay with the Super Falcons squad, Ashley Plumptre was involved in interview with the Super Falcons Media Crew where she disclosed a lot of things Concerning her Nigerian heritage and what triggered her decision to play for the Super Falcons Despite having Represented the English National Team at the Different Levels in the past.

Watch full Interview Video Here

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Super Falcons Debut 

On the 18th of February, 2022 Ashleigh plumptre made her Debut for the Super Falcons of Nigeria in a 2-0 win over Cote D'Ivoire in the first leg of the African Women's Cup of Nations qualifiers Played at the M.K.O Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria. The highly Rated defender was solid in defense for Nigeria with a five star performance which attracted lots of praises from the Fans. 

VIDEO: Ashleigh Plumptre Dances at the MKO Abiola stadium as Nigerian Fans Chants High praises following her impressive Debut.

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