Gillies, Sophie

Sophie, from Kings School in Taunton and was a part of the advanced development centre at Plymouth Argyle when she represented England Independent Schools in a superb 3-1 victory over their counterparts from Scotland, at the St George’s Park.

Sophie came off the the bench with England trailing 1-0. The home side drew level through an own goal and Sophie then took control, scoring twice with excellent finishes to secure a 3-1 triumph.

In 2018/19 Sophie played for Exeter and her first season was nothing short of spectacular, she was a huge part of the team’s success and, at only 16, she won the league golden boot, scoring 43 goals in 20 games. (The most goals scored by any Exeter player in a season, to this Sophie added 7 cup goals, making 50 goals in a season

" KING’S College pupil Sophie Gillies has won the Supporters’ Trust Women’s Young Player of the Year Award at the Exeter City FC Awards Night, after a hugely successful first full season with the Ladies’ First XI.

Exeter gained promotion into the National League and will now face teams such as QPR and Southampton"
(From the Somerset gazette).

In the curtailed 2019/20 season, she followed up the previous season's goal scoring frenzy with another 11 goals in 13 games.

Sophie moved to study in the USA at the University of California at Irvine, who said the following," Sophie will be the first English player to play for UCI.  She is a striker with a record of goal-scoring at every level most recently with Exeter City in the England FA Women's National League.  Her experience at this level will be valuable as she transitions to the US college game."

In 2021 Sophie was named to All-Big West Freshman Tea and earned Big West Freshman of the Week twice, making her collegiate debut in season opener at UCLA starting and playing 65 minutes, and collected her first career goal and point with an 89th-minute tally in a 3-1 loss.

In 2022, Sophie scored three goals including in consecutive matches at CSUN and USC and Earned Winter Dean's List status

After a successful 3 seasons in the USA, Sophie rejoined Exeter Women

Playing Record

Kings Sch Taunton


Plymouth Devt


Exeter City




Exeter City




UC Irvine 




UC Irvine 




UC Irvine 




Exeter City 


Exeter City 



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