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Republic of Ireland international Ruesha Littlejohn joins London City Lionesses

Updated: Aug 26, 2023

It’s official: London City Lionesses is delighted to welcome Republic of Ireland international Ruesha Littlejohn to the Pride.

Ruesha Littlejohn, London City Lionesses

The midfielder joins from Aston Villa of the Barclays Women’s Super League, signing a two-year contract with the Club.

Littlejohn was a standout performer for the Girls in Green at the FIFA Women’s World Cup and won her 75th senior appearance in their final group stage match.

“I spoke to Carolina [Morace] and Nicola [Williams] and I could tell that they have a lot of ambition. When they went through their presentation, I liked their ideas and style. I feel like I can learn from them, which made my decision in the end,” said the Glasgow-born midfielder.

“I had a few weeks off after the World Cup to rest and recover, so I haven't had a normal preseason but I think it'll be okay. It's just nice to get back in for training and being around the team.

“My ambition is to play lots of minutes and compete in the league, hopefully we can push at the top end of the table and fight for promotion."

Ruesha Littlejohn, London City Lionesses & Republic of Ireland
Ruesha Littlejohn, London City Lionesses & Republic of Ireland

Littlejohn is the latest player with title-winning pedigree to arrive at Princes Park, with six Scottish Women’s Premier League titles to her name across various spells with Glasgow City and a Norwegian First Division crown from her time with IL Sandviken.

The 33-year-old boasts a wealth of domestic experience, including stints at Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham United, Leicester City, and Birmingham City.

First Team Head Coach Carolina Morace added: “Ruesha is an experienced midfielder who has already played at the highest level, so she will be an important player for us this year.

“She is an international player who offers experience and technical skill, with good vision across the pitch. She can be another role model for the younger players that we have here.

"In the modern concept of football there are two phases: in possession and out of possession. She has a lot of vision with her defending but she is also good attacking from deeper areas."


Ruesha has joined the Pride – and now it’s your chance.

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