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 24)
Place of birth Toxteth, England [2]
Height 162 cm (5 ft 4 in) [1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 17
Youth career
2008–2010 Everton Ladies COE
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2015 Everton 37 (12)
2015Manchester City (loan) 13 (4)
2016– Manchester City 52 (25)
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 30 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14:03, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:08, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Nikita Josephine Parris (born 10 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester City Women and the England women's national football team. 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.

Manchester City W.F.C. English womens football club based in Manchester

Manchester City Women's Football Club are an English women's football club based in Manchester who play in the FA Women's Super League. They are affiliated with Manchester City F.C. who play in the Premier League.

The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA). England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, England is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

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.

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Club career

Parris, born in Toxteth, an area of Liverpool, [3] joined Everton's Centre of Excellence at age 14. [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, England. Historically in Lancashire, now in Merseyside. Toxteth is located to the south of the city centre; Toxteth is bordered by Liverpool City Centre, Edge Hill, The Dingle and Aigburth.

Liverpool City and Metropolitan borough in England

Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017. 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.

Paris 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 [4] and WSL Team of the Year. [7]

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.

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).

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]

Toni Duggan English international association football player

Toni Duggan is an English footballer who plays as a winger or as a forward for Barcelona and the England women's national football team. She previously played for English teams Everton Ladies and Manchester City.

Jill Scott (footballer) English international association football player

Jill Louise Scott is an English female footballer who currently plays for Manchester City and the England national team as a midfielder. 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."

International career

Parris made her international debut for the full England national team on 4 June against Serbia, coming off the bench and making 1 assist as England won 7–0. Three days later Parris came off the bench against Serbia again, this time scoring twice as England repeated the 7–0 scoreline. [8]

The Serbia women's national football team represents Serbia in international women's football competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia.

International goals

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
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

Honours

Manchester City W.F.C.

FA Womens Super League association football league

The Football Association Women's Super League is the highest league of women's football in England. It is run by the Football Association and began in April 2011. An initial eight teams competed in the inaugural 2011 edition, which replaced the FA Women's Premier League as the highest level of women's football in England.

Personal life

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

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References

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  3. 1 2 Creighton, Jessica (6 August 2013). "Natasha Jonas: From dinner scraps to Olympic boxing battles". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
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