Toni Duggan

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Toni Duggan
Toni Duggan England Ladies v Montenegro 5 4 2014 331.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Forward
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 9
Youth career
Everton Ladies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Everton Ladies 40 (17)
2013– Manchester City 13 (4)
National team
2012– England 16 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Toni Duggan (born 25 July 1991)[2] is an English footballer who plays as a winger or as a forward, for Manchester City and the England women's national football team.

Club career[edit]

Duggan broke into the Everton side in the 2007–08 season when the regular forwards suffered injuries.[2] She scored the winning extra–time goal against Watford Ladies to put Everton into that season's FA Women's Premier League Cup final.[3]

Duggan also played in Everton's 2010 FA Women's Cup final win over Arsenal.[4] Her form in the second part of the 2011 FA WSL season led team–mate Rachel Unitt to predict a call–up to the senior England squad.[5]

International career[edit]

In March 2007, 15-year–old Duggan came off the substitute's bench to score on her debut for England Under–17s.[6] She has since represented England at Under–19, Under–20 and Under–23 levels.[2][7] She played in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in both 2008 and 2010.[8]

On Duggan's 18th birthday she scored the opening goal in England's 2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship final win, against Sweden in Belarus.[9]

She won her first cap for Hope Powell's senior team in England's 3–0 win over Croatia at Bescot Stadium on 19 September 2012.[10]

She got her first international hat trick in a match against Turkey on 26 September 2013.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 March 2013 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Scotland 2–1 4–4 2013 Cyprus Cup
2. 11 March 2013 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  New Zealand 3–1 3–1 2013 Cyprus Cup
3. 15 July 2013 Arena Linköping, Linköping, Sweden  Russia 1–1 1–1 Euro 2013
4. 26 September 2013 Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England  Turkey 1–0 8–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
5. 26 September 2013 Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England  Turkey 2–0 8–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
6. 26 September 2013 Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England  Turkey 5–0 8–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
7. 26 October 2013 The Den, London, England  Wales 2–0 2–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
8. 31 October 2013 Adana 5 Ocak Stadium, Adana, Turkey  Turkey 3–0 4–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
9. 5 April 2014 Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England  Montenegro 1–0 9–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
10. 5 April 2014 Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England  Montenegro 2–0 9–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
11. 5 April 2014 Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England  Montenegro 8–0 9–0 World Cup 2015 qualification

Personal life[edit]

Duggan was a Morris dancer when she was a child.[7] She attended Notre Dame Catholic College and graduated from Loughborough College in 2010.[11] In April 2015 Duggan apologised after posting a picture of herself smiling with Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal, mere hours after United had thrashed City. Many City fans were left boiling with rage, abusing Duggan and calling for her to be axed from their women's team.[12] The previous year, Duggan controversially blacked up to impersonate Whoopi Goldberg at a fancy dress party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toni Duggan". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Toni Duggan". Everton F.C. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Paul Garrity (18 December 2007). "Ian RUSH: Semi joy for Blues as Duggan seals win; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Tony Leighton (3 May 2010). "Everton upset Arsenal to win FA Women's Cup". BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Unitt Tips Duggan To Shine". Everton Ladies. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Football: Duggan proves a super sub with goal on England debut". Liverpool Echo. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Toni Duggan". The Football Association. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Toni Duggan". FIFA. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  9. ^ John Atkin (25 July 2009). "Composed England enjoy final waltz". UEFA.com. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (19 September 2012). "England women secure place at Euro 2013 with win over Croatia". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Richard Rush (14 May 2010). "FA Cup hero sad to be leaving Loughborough College". Loughbrough Echo. Retrieved 18 August 2011. .
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32297088