In the world of women’s football, there are rising stars who are making their mark on the field. One such player is Patricia del Carmen George, a talented forward hailing from the United States.
Patricia, widely known as Patricia George, is capturing attention not only for her skills but also for her stunning presence on the Nigerian women’s national team, the Super Falcons. Let’s take a closer look at the life, career, and aspirations of this promising footballer.
Early Life and Education:
Patricia George was born on December 18, 1996, in Chicago, United States. Growing up in a sports-oriented family, Patricia was exposed to athleticism from an early age. Her Nigerian father, Phillips George, and Venezuelan mother, Florencia Chilberry, both excelled in athletics during their time at Wichita State University. While many expected Patricia to pursue track and field like her family members, she developed a passion for football. Under her father’s coaching, she began playing football at the age of six. Patricia attended Von Steuben Metropolitan High School in Chicago and later pursued higher education at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
Patricia George’s football career showcases her versatility on the field. She is adept at playing both in defense and as a forward. Currently, she represents German Frauen-Bundesliga club SC Sand, where she predominantly operates as a forward. Before joining SC Sand in July 2020, Patricia played for the Chicago Red Stars in the American Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). In her debut season for SC Sand, she scored one goal in seven appearances. Her impressive performances led to her inclusion in the Nigerian women’s national team.
Debut with the Super Falcons:
Patricia George made her debut for the Super Falcons during the 2021 Turkish Women’s Cup match against Russian Club CSKA Moscow. She entered the game in the 76th minute, replacing Halima Ayinde, and contributed to Nigeria’s 1-0 victory with a goal scored by Chinwendu Ihezuo. Patricia expressed her joy and gratitude on her Twitter page following the match. She also represented Nigeria in subsequent matches, including the game against Uzbekistan.
Athleticism runs in Patricia’s family. Her parents, Phillips and Florencia, were standout 400m runners during their college years. Her older brother, Patrick, excelled in football and track events, while her sister, Phyllis, participated in track and soccer at Arkansas. Patricia’s oldest sister, Regina, achieved great success as an Olympic sprinter for Nigeria, earning numerous accolades in various international competitions.
Patricia George’s journey in women’s football showcases her determination and passion for the sport. As she continues to excel on the field, Patricia aspires to reach the highest level in football. Representing both her Nigerian heritage and the United States, Patricia George is a promising talent to watch out for in the world of women’s football. Follow her journey on Twitter (@patricia_g11) as she aims to make a lasting impact in the sport.