Zoe Ness

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Zoe Ness
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Personal information
Full name Zoe Ness
Date of birth (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Durham, England
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Durham 16 (2)
2015–2016 Mallbackens IF 42 (8)
2017–2019 Durham 35 (14)
2019– Lewes 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Scotland U15 4 (0)
2011–2012 Scotland U17 12 (11)
2012–2015 Scotland U19 25 (19)
2016– Scotland 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April 2019[1]

Zoe Ness (born 24 March 1996) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for Lewes in the FA Women's Championship.

Club career[edit]

Ness was born in Durham just after her parents had moved there for work. She came through the youth ranks at Durham Cestria before signing a senior deal with Durham in 2014 as the team entered the FA WSL 2 for the first time.[2]

Ness made 20 appearances across all competitions in Durham's debut season before securing a move to Sweden with Damallsvenskan team Mallbackens IF. She scored three goals in the team's final five league games to help them avoid relegation.[3]

After two seasons in Sweden, Ness made a return to Durham ahead of the FA WSL Spring Series in 2017. In July 2019, Ness announced she was ending her second spell at Durham.[4]

In August 2019, Ness subsequently signed for fellow Championship side Lewes.[5]


Despite being born in England, Ness is eligible to represent Scotland because both her parents are Scottish. She has played at under-15, under-17 and under-19 level as well as for the senior team.

In 2014, Ness traveled to Norway to compete in the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship with Scotland, scoring in a Group Stage win over Belgium.[6]

Ness was first called up to the senior team for a friendly against Sweden in January 2016[7] but didn't make her debut for a further two years during a friendly against New Zealand at La Manga on 3 March 2018, before playing a second friendly against the same opposition three days later.[8][9] Ness scored her first senior international goal on 10 April 2018 in a 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier against Poland.[10]

International goals[edit]

As of match played 5 April 2019. Scotland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ness goal.
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 April 2018 St Mirren Park, Paisley, Scotland  Poland 1–0 3–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification[11]


  1. ^ Zoe Ness at the Scottish Football Association
  2. ^ "SIGNING: Zoe Ness commits her future to Durham". durham.fawsl.com.
  3. ^ "Scotland women set to hand Zoe Ness debut in Sweden friendly". HeraldScotland.
  4. ^ "Zoe Ness announces departure". Zoe Ness Twitter. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Rooks land Scotland international striker". www.lewesfc.com.
  6. ^ www.uefa.com https://www.uefa.com/womensunder19/season=2014/matches/round=2000419/match=2014269/postmatch/report/index.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Sweden 6-0 Scotland | Friendly | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk.
  8. ^ Zoe Ness at the Scottish Football Association
  9. ^ "Scotland Women 2-0 New Zealand: Repeat win breeds confidence - Shelley Kerr". 6 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Women's World Cup - Matches". Uefa.com.
  11. ^ "Women's World Cup - Matches". Uefa.com.

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