Jessica Marie Samuelsson
Date of birth
(1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth
Jessica Eva Katarina Samuelsson (born 30 January 1992) is a Swedish association football defender, who plays for Arsenal WFC and the Swedish national team. In the 2013–14 winter season she played for Australian W-League club Melbourne Victory. She is predominantly a left back, although she can also play on the right side.
Samuelsson joined Linköpings FC from Smedby AIS on a three-year contract in 2010, but was initially loaned back to Smedby. In November 2011 she extended her contract with Linköpings after winning her place in the first team. She joined Melbourne Victory ahead of the 2013–14 season, and was named the 2014 Player of the Year in Australia. On 18th August 2017, Arsenal announced that they had signed Samuelsson ahead of the new season.
Samuelsson made her debut for the senior Sweden team in a 2–1 loss to Canada on 22 November 2011. Later Coach Pia Sundhage named Samuelsson in the Sweden squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.