Sophia Martin signs professional contract days after 16th birthday

Sophia Martin signs professional contract days after 16th birthday

Glasgow City are thrilled to announce Sophia Martin has signed a professional contract with the club.

We believe to be the youngest Scottish female ever to sign pro terms, Martin has made three appearances for the First Team this season and scored her first City goal in the Sky Sports Cup Quarter Final victory over Glasgow Women in October.

Signing until the summer of 2026, Martin is the second City player to have progressed from the Academy to the First Team as she follows in the footsteps of Lisa Forrest who signed her first professional contract earlier this month showcasing the pathway at Glasgow City.

Sophia Martin said on signing her first professional contract:

“I am very delighted to be giving this opportunity to sign my first professional contract at Glasgow City. It has always been a dream to play for this club. I can’t wait for many more opportunities and to get started here with the staff and players. Here is to my future at Glasgow City.”

Leanne Ross on Martin signing a professional contract:

“It is a proud moment to welcome another young player from our youth academy into our first team squad. Having just turned 16, Sophia has already impressed with not only her performance levels in U18 national academy matches, but also with her hard work & commitment to learning & developing within our academy.

“Sophia is a talented young player with huge potential and I believe that moving into the first team squad will challenge & support her to develop every aspect of her game. I am looking forward to working with Sophia and being part of her continued development here at City.”

Martin was named player of the match in the U18s Scottish Cup victory over Celtic at the start of January and won the 2019 Scottish Women’s Football goal of the year.

Academy Manager Sarah Crilly added:

“I am absolutely delighted for Sophia. She is a player who gives 100% in everything she does and she has proven herself time and time again that she is able to compete in an elite environment.

I am really looking forward to seeing her to continue to thrive and take her footballing career to the next level.This move is a huge credit to her hard work and determination and I wish her all the best in her next step at Glasgow City.”

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