Thorns FC announced today the signing of forward Janine Beckie in a special trade and transfer transaction with Racing Louisville and Manchester City. Here are some quick facts on the newest Thorns player.


  • Born in Colorado to Canadian parents, Beckie has dual citizenship and represents Canada at the international level where she has appeared 86 times (72 starts) and scored 34 goals
  • Was part of Canada’s team at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France

Texas Tech

  • Was the all-time leading scorer for the women’s soccer team at Texas Tech with 57 career goals.

NWSL College Draft

  • Selected eighth overall in the first round of the 2016 NWSL College Draft by the Houston Dash

Olympic Medalist x 2

  • Was teammates with current Thorns head coach Rhian Wilkinson and captain Christine Sinclair at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games where Canada won bronze
  • Scored the fastest goal in Olympic history in a 2-0 win over Australia at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Scored a brace for Canada in a 2-1 win over Chile in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics group stage play as part of the team’s run to Canada's first-ever gold medal
  • Started in the gold medal match in Tokyo alongside Sinclair

Manchester City

  • After two years with Houston and another year with Sky Blue FC, Beckie signed with Manchester City in 2018
  • With Manchester City, she has won two FA Cup titles (2019, 2020) and two League Cup titles (2019, 2022)