Nikita Parris

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Nikita Parris
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Parris with Manchester City in 2017
Personal information
Full nameNikita Josephine Parris [1]
Date of birth (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Toxteth, England [2]
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) [1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Number 17
Youth career
2008–2010 Everton Ladies COE
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2015 Everton 37 (12)
2015Manchester City (loan) 13 (4)
2016–2019 Manchester City 59 (33)
2019– Olympique Lyonnais 5 (1)
National team
2009–2010 England U17 8 (2)
2010–2013 England U19 26 (18)
2014 England U20 3 (1)
2014–2016 England U23 12 (6)
2016– England 45 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17:44, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:44, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Nikita Josephine Parris (born 10 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Olympique Lyonnais and the England national team.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin womens section of French association football club based in Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin is a French women's football club based in Lyon. It is the most successful club in the history of Division 1 Féminine with fourteen league titles as Olympique Lyonnais and four league titles as FC Lyon before the acquisition. The club has been the female section of Olympique Lyonnais since 2004. Lyon currently plays in the Division 1 Féminine and are the defending champions, having won the league for thirteen consecutive seasons.

England womens national football team womens national association football team representing England

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She is the sister of English professional boxer Natasha Jonas. She has also played for English youth national teams, representing her country at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.

Natasha Jonas is an English professional boxer from Liverpool, England, who competed as an amateur in the 60 kg (130 lb) lightweight division and represented Rotunda ABC & GB Boxing. She was ranked #5 in the AIBA world rankings. In 2012, Jonas became the first female British boxer to fight at the Olympic Games.

2014 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup

The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was an international association football tournament and the world championship for women's national teams under the age of 20, presented by Grant Connell, organized by the sport's world governing body FIFA. It was the seventh edition of the tournament, took place from 5–24 August 2014 in Canada, which was named the host nation for the tournament in conjunction with its successful bid for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Canada was the first country to stage this tournament twice, after hosting the inaugural edition in 2002.

The UEFA Women's U-19 Championship 2013 Final Tournament was held in Wales between 19 and 31 August 2013. Players born after 1 January 1994 were eligible to participate in this competition.

Club career

Everton

Parris, born in Toxteth, an area of Liverpool, [3] joined Everton's Centre of Excellence at age 14. She has a degree in Sports Development from Liverpool John Moores University. [4] She made her senior team debut for Everton in August 2010 at the qualifying tournament for the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League. [5]

Toxteth district of Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Toxteth is an inner-city area of Liverpool. Toxteth is located to the south of Liverpool city centre, bordered by Aigburth, Canning, Dingle, and Edge Hill.

Liverpool City and metropolitan borough in England

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500. Its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of 2.24 million in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district in the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest in the Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool John Moores University university in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool John Moores University is a public research university in the city of Liverpool, England. The university can trace its origins to the Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts, established in 1823. This later merged to become Liverpool Polytechnic. In 1992, following an Act of Parliament, the Liverpool Polytechnic became what is now Liverpool John Moores University. It is named after Sir John Moores, a local businessman and philanthropist, who donated to the university's precursor institutions.

Parris was named to Everton's squad for the inaugural Women's Super League season in 2011. During the 2014 season, she scored 11 goals in 19 games, but Everton went winless in the league and were relegated to FA WSL 2. [6] Her 2014 performance placed her on the shortlist for the 2015 PFA Women's Young Player of the Year [7] and WSL Team of the Year. [8]

2011 FA WSL

The 2011 FA WSL was the inaugural season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 13 April 2011 and ended on 28 August 2011. The league also took a break between 12 May and mid-July to allow preparation for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The 2014 FA WSL was the fourth season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 30 March and ended on 12 October.

PFA Womens Young Player of the Year

The Professional Footballers' Association Women's Young Player of the Year is an annual award given to the player who is voted to have been the best of the year in English women's football. The award has been presented since the 2013–14 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).

Manchester City

Parris joined Manchester City on a season-long loan in January 2015, reuniting with former teammates Toni Duggan and Jill Scott, who had left Everton two seasons prior, as she thought she needed to play in WSL 1 to contend for a place on the senior England national team. [6] During her time at Manchester City, Parris made 127 appearances for the club, and scored 62 goals. The striker helped Manchester City to win two FA Cups in 2017 and 2019, two Continental Cups, a league title and two Champions League semi-finals. [9] In 2019, Parris was also voted the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Player of the Year. [9]

Toni Duggan English association football player

Toni Duggan is an English footballer who plays as a winger or forward for Spanish Primera División club Atlético Madrid and the England national team. She has previously played in England for Everton and Manchester City, and in Spain for Barcelona.

Jill Scott (footballer) English association football player

Jill Louise Scott is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and the England national team. The FIFA technical report into the 2011 Women's World Cup described Scott as one of England's four outstanding players; "[an] energetic, ball-winning midfielder who organises the team well, works hard at both ends of the pitch and can change her team's angle of attack."

Womens FA Cup

The Women's FA Cup is the top cup competition for women's football clubs in England – designed as an equivalent to the FA Cup.

Olympique Lyonnais

On 11 May 2019, Parris announced she would leave City at the end of the season. [10] On 19 June 2019, her move to Division 1 Féminine side Olympique Lyonnais was officially confirmed by the club. [11] Parris scored her first league goal for the club, on her debut, in a 6–0 win against Olympique Marseille on 24 August. [12]

The Championnat de France de Football Féminin, primarily referred to as the Division 1 Féminine and shortened as D1F, is the highest division of women's football in France. The league is the female equivalent to the men's Ligue 1 and is contested by 12 clubs. Seasons run from September to June, with teams playing 22 games each totaling 132 games in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended after the second week in December before returning in the third week of January. The Division 1 Féminine is ranked the best women's league in Europe according to UEFA 2018-2019 women’s association club coefficients.

Olympique de Marseille Féminin is a French women's football club based in Marseille. The club has been the female section of Olympique de Marseille since 2011.

International career

On 4 June 2016, Parris made her senior international debut for England, coming on a substitute in England's Euro 2017 qualifying victory over Serbia, registering one assist as England won 7–0. [13] Three days later, Parris once again came off the bench in the reverse fixture, this time scoring twice as England repeated the 7–0 scoreline. [14]

On 27 June 2017, Parris scored her first goal in a major tournament, netting the winner in England's 2–1 group stage win against Portugal at Euro 2017. [15]

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Parris (right) play for England in October 2018

On 2 March 2019, Parris scored against America in a 2–2 draw at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, a tournament England won. [16]

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Nikita Parris (left) playing for England in 2019.

After finishing as England's top scorer in qualifying with six goals, Parris scored her first World Cup goal and England's first in the 2019 World Cup during their opening group game, a penalty in a 2–1 win over Scotland. [17] She also took a penalty in England's next game, the fourth consecutive World Cup finals match England had won a penalty in, but had it saved by Argentina goalkeeper Vanina Correa. England won 1–0. [18] Parris missed her second penalty in a 3–0 win over Norway in the knockout stages of the tournament. England manager Phil Neville added: "She's missed two penalties and they have both been really good saves. She'll take the next one. She is our best penalty taker." [19] England went on to finish the tournament in fourth place. [20]

On 29 August, Parris revived her penalty form by rescuing a 3–3 draw against Belgium in an international friendly. [21] This was followed, five days later, by an assist for Georgia Stanway's opener in a 2–1 defeat to Norway. [22]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 12 October 2019 [23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Everton 2009–10 [24] WPL National 10000010
2011 WSL 30005 [lower-alpha 1] 282
2012 10030130
2013 11632148
2014 WSL 1 13631167
Total381293525217
Manchester City (loan) 2015 WSL 113454188
Manchester City 2016 WSL 1161437 [lower-alpha 1] 0274
2017 620062
2017–18 1811638 [lower-alpha 1] 43218
2018–19 Super League 1919432 [lower-alpha 1] 02522
Total59331491749046
Olympique Lyonnais 2019–20 [25] Division 1 51002 [lower-alpha 1] 273
Career totals11550281624816774

International goals

Scores and results list England's goal tally first. [23]
GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
17 June 2016Sports Center of FA of Serbia, Stara Pazova, SerbiaFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 6–07–0 Euro 2017 qualifying
27–0
320 September 2016 Den Dreef, Leuven, BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1–02–0
427 July 2017 Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg, NetherlandsFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 2–12–1 Euro 2017
519 September 2017 Prenton Park, Birkenhead, EnglandFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 1–06–0 2019 World Cup qualifying
624 November 2017 Bescot Stadium, Walsall, EnglandFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–04–0
728 November 2017 Colchester Community Stadium, Colchester, EnglandFlag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 3–05–0
84–0
98 June 2018 Sapsan Arena, Moscow, RussiaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 1–03–1
1031 August 2018 Rodney Parade, Newport, WalesFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3–03–0
112 March 2019 Nissan Stadium, Nashville, United StatesFlag of the United States.svg  United States 2–12–2 2019 SheBelieves Cup
1225 May 2019 Bescot Stadium, Walsall, EnglandFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 1–02–0 Friendly
139 June 2019 Allianz Riviera, Nice, FranceFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1–02–1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
1429 August 2019 Den Dreef, Heverlee, BelgiumFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 3–33–3 Friendly

Honours

Manchester City [23]

Olympique Lyonnais

England

Personal life

Parris is a younger sister of boxer Natasha Jonas. [3]

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