Chloe Kelly

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Chloe Kelly
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Chloe Kelly in February 2018
Personal information
Full name Chloe Maggie Kelly[1]
Date of birth (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 23)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Arsenal 13 (3)
2016–2018Everton (loan) 13 (5)
2018–2020 Everton 32 (11)
2020– Manchester City 21 (10)
National team
2011–2013 England U15 2 (0)
2013–2015 England U17 27 (7)
2016–2017 England U19 12 (3)
2018 England U20 7 (1)
2018– England 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 February 2021

Chloe Maggie Kelly (born 15 January 1998) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester City in the FA WSL and the England national team. She previously played for Arsenal and Everton and represented England on the under-17, under-19 and under-20 national teams.

Early life[edit]

Raised in west London district of Hanwell and the youngest of seven siblings,[2][3] Kelly began playing football at a young age with her five brothers.[4] Before joining Arsenal's Centre of Excellence, she played for the club, Queen Park Rangers.[2] She travelled two hours round trip by train as a young teenager to train with Arsenal.[2]

Club career[edit]

Arsenal, 2015–17[edit]

On 23 July 2015 at the age of 17, Kelly made her full debut for the Arsenal first team in the Continental Cup against Watford, scoring her first goal just 22 minutes into the match.[5] She made her second appearance for the club during a 2–1 over Notts County, subbing in for Rachel Yankey in the 54th minute.[6]

Kelly during her Arsenal debut, July 2015

In February 2016, she signed her first senior contract.[7] She made one appearance against the team's 5–1 over Sunderland on 25 June, before being loaned to FA WSL 2 side Everton. After returning to Arsenal in October of the same year, she made three more appearances for Arsenal during the 2016 FA WSL season. The team finished the regular season in third place with a 10–4–2 record.[8] Arsenal also won the 2016 FA Women's Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Though Kelly was on the squad,[9] she did not play during the team's 1–0 win over Chelsea.[10]

In February 2017, Kelly signed a new contract with Arsenal.[11] She made seven appearances for the club and scored two goals before being loaned to Everton in July.[12]

Everton (loan), 2016–18[edit]

In June 2016, Kelly joined FA WSL 2 side Everton on a three-month loan in order to gain additional first team experience;.[13] She made 9 starts for the Toffees, and scored 2 goals.[6]

In July 2017, Kelly returned to newly-promoted FA WSL 1 Everton for a second loan spell.[14] Kelly made four appearances for Everton and scored two goals in the remaining months of 2017.[6]

Everton, 2018–2020[edit]

In January 2018, Kelly made a permanent transfer to Everton on contract through summer 2020, alongside Arsenal teammate Taylor Hinds.[15] She made a total of 15 appearances for Everton during the 2017-18 FA WSL season and scored two goals.[6] Everton finished in ninth place with a 4–12–2 record.[16] During the 2018-19 FA WSL season, Kelly made eleven appearances and scored a goal during the team's 3–3 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion despite playing on an ankle injury throughout the season.[6] Everton finished in 10th place.[17][4]

After having ankle surgery, 2019 marked a turning point for Kelly's career. She scored nine goals in 12 games for Everton during the 2019-20 FA WSL season helping the club climb the table to sixth place. She was the fourth-highest scorer in the league and the top goalscorer for Everton.[18] During the team's second game of the season, Kelly scored a brace lifting Everton to a 2–0 win. Her second goal of the match – a long-range goal – went viral.[19] Kelly was named the league's Player of the Month for September and was shortlisted for October’s award.[19] Kelly's performance during the early part of the season earned her a call-up to the national team camp.[19] In January 2020, Kelly scored a hat trick against Reading lifting Everton to a 3–1 win. It was the first hat-trick by an Everton player since 2013.[20]

In June 2020, Kelly left Everton after rejecting a new contract.[21]

Manchester City[edit]

On 3 July 2020, it was announced Kelly had signed a two-year contract with Manchester City.[22] In September 2020, she was named to the PFA WSL Team of the Year.[23] On 4 October, she scored a brace against Tottenham Hotspur lifting the team to a 4–1 win.[24] During the team's 3–1 loss to Chelsea a few days later, she converted a penalty kick in the 73rd minute for Manchester City's lone goal of the match.[25]

International career[edit]

Kelly has represented England on the senior national team as well as numerous youth national teams, including the under-17 and under-20 squads.

Youth national teams[edit]

In 2014, Kelly competed at the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship in England.[26][27][28] In November 2015, she scored an equaliser against Italy to earn a draw.[29]

In August 2018, Kelly was part of the England U20 squad that claimed bronze at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Senior national team, 2018–[edit]

Kelly made her senior national team debut in November 2018, coming in as a substitute in a 3–0 friendly win over Austria in Vienna.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 15 November 2020.[31][32]
Club Season League FA Cup[a] League Cup[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2015 WSL 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 5 2
2016 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
2017 7 2 0 0 7 2
Total 13 3 0 0 3 2 16 5
Everton (loan) 2016 WSL 2 8 3 0 0 1 0 9 3
2017–18 WSL 1 5 2 0 0 5 5 10 7
Total 13 5 0 0 6 5 19 10
Everton 2017–18 WSL 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
2018–19 11 1 0 0 3 0 14 1
2019–20 11 9 2 0 4 0 17 9
Total 32 11 2 0 7 0 41 11
Manchester City 2020–21 WSL 21 10 2 2 1 1 24 13
Career total 65 23 2 0 17 8 84 31
  1. ^ Includes the Women's FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes the FA Women's League Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Manchester City

International[edit]

England U20 national team

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. p. 3. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Sanders, Emma (6 December 2019). "Chloe Kelly: Everton striker on 'street football' & west London cages". BBC. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Ex-student Chloe Kelly..."
  4. ^ a b Ruszkai, Ameé (14 December 2019). "'Leaving Arsenal was the best career decision I've made' – ex-Gunner Kelly targeting shock win over WSL champions". Goal.com. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Conti Cup: Arsenal 3–0 Watford". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Chloe Kelly". SoccerWay. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Chloe Kelly signs first senior contract". Arsenal.com. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  8. ^ "2016 FA WSL". SoccerWay. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Meet Arsenal Ladies' FA Cup final squad". Arsenal. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  10. ^ "THE WOMEN'S FA CUP – FINAL". BBC. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Promising duo sign new contracts". Arsenal.com. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Chloe Kelly: Everton Ladies re-sign Arsenal striker on loan". BBC. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Chloe Kelly joins Everton on loan". Arsenal.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Kelly Returns With "Unfinished Business"". Everton Football Club. 30 July 2017. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Kelly: Time To Repay Everton's Faith". Everton Football Club. 25 January 2018. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  16. ^ "2017–18 FA WSL". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  17. ^ "2018–19 FA WSL". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  18. ^ "2019–20 FA WSL". SoccerWay. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  19. ^ a b c d "Everton's Chloe Kelly relishes Anfield trip after recovering from injury blues". The Guardian. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  20. ^ "Three stars who shone in the FA Women's Super League this weekend". Yahoo Sport UKJ. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  21. ^ "Chloe Kelly: Everton's England striker opts to leave after three years". BBC Sport. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  22. ^ Oatway, Caroline. "City sign Chloe Kelly". www.mancity.com.
  23. ^ "Jordan Henderson among five Liverpool players in PFA team of the year". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  24. ^ Tomas, Fiona (4 October 2020). "Chloe Kelly at the double as Manchester City show their class against Tottenham". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  25. ^ "Chelsea beat Man City as handball rule overshadows WSL clash". ESPN. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  26. ^ "Under-17's shine at AFC Telford as England Lionesses beat Wales". Shropshire Star. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  27. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (11 April 2015). "England Women's U17s beat Hungary 4–1 in Euro Qualifier". England FA. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  28. ^ Lavery, Glenn (28 June 2015). "Germany shatter England Women's U17s' Euro dream". England FA. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  29. ^ Lavery, Glenn (4 November 2015). "Chloe Kelly strike earns England Women's U19s draw in Italy". England FA. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  30. ^ "Kelly: England Debut A Proud Moment". Everton F.C. 21 November 2018. Archived from the original on 3 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  31. ^ "Arsenal Women FC player stats". Arsenal Women FC. Retrieved 25 January 2018.[permanent dead link]
  32. ^ "Chloe Kelly stats". womenscompetitions.thefa.com.
  33. ^ Garry, Tom (1 November 2020). "Women's FA Cup final: Everton 1–3 Manchester City AET". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  34. ^ "ENGLAND WIN BRONZE MEDAL AT FIFA U20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP". The FA. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  35. ^ Buntin, Josh (9 September 2020). "Arsenal Women's trio named in PFA team of the year". Islington Gazette. Retrieved 14 October 2020.

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