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Place of birth  Creigiau, Wales
2009–2013  Bristol Academy
Playing position  Defender
Name  Mark Sampson

Years  Team
Role  Coach
2008–2010  Taff's Well
Position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1982-10-18) 18 October 1982 (age 33)
Team coached  England women's national football team (Manager, since 2013)
Parents  Tracy Sampson, Derek Sampson
Manages  England women's national football team

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Mark Sampson (born 18 October 1982) is a football coach, who was the most recent manager of the England women's national team.


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Playing career

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Born and raised in Creigiau, a suburb of Cardiff, Sampson played amateur football for Cardiff Corinthians, where his brother was the manager.

Management career

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After completing a BA in sports development at the University of Wales Institute, Sampson was employed by the Football Association of Wales Trust in 2003 as a coach co-ordinator. He went on to become a coach, teaching youth players at Cardiff City.

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In 2007 Sampson became head of Swansea City's centre of excellence whilst the club was under the management of Roberto Martínez, working there until 2009. He was appointed manager of Welsh Football League club Taff's Well in November 2008, having previously been youth team coach at the club. The following year, he was also appointed manager of FA Women's Premier League club Bristol Academy, leaving Taff's Well in May 2010. He led the club to finish as runners up in the 2013 FA WSL season, the club's best-ever finish, and to FA Women's Cup finals in 2010–11 and 2012–13.

In December 2013 Sampson was appointed manager of the England women's team. In March 2015 England won the Cyprus Cup. In the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup later in the year, he led England to the semi-finals, marking the first time England had won a match beyond the group stage of a World Cup. After losing the semi-final to Japan, England secured victory in the match for third place, beating Germany for the first time in 21 games.


On 20 September 2017, Sampson was sacked as the manager of the England women's national team because of allegations of inappropriate conduct during his tenure as the manager of Bristol Academy, as well as further allegations of racism.


England Women

  • 2015 Cyprus Women's Cup
  • 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Third Place
  • Managerial statistics

    All competitive league games (league and domestic cup) and international matches (including friendlies) are included.

    As of 20 September 2017


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