Demi Stokes

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Demi Stokes
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Stokes with Manchester City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Demi Lee Courtney Stokes[1]
Date of birth (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Dudley, West Midlands, England[2][3]
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.59 m)[4]
Position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 3
Youth career
0000–2007 Sunderland
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 South Florida Bulls 73 (17)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Sunderland
2012 Vancouver Whitecaps 13 (0)
2015– Manchester City 62 (3)
National team
2009–2010 England U19 15 (6)
2010 England U20 3 (0)
2010–2013 England U23 6 (1)
2014– England 61 (1)
2021– Great Britain 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:40, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Demi Lee Courtney Stokes (born 12 December 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Manchester City[5] and the England national team.[6] She previously played for Sunderland in the English FA Women's Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Stokes joined Sunderland's youth academy as an 8-year-old and began playing in the first team at 16.[7] She was part of the team which won the 2008–09 FA Women's Premier League Northern Division and lost the 2009 FA Women's Cup final 2–1 to Arsenal.[3] She accepted a four-year scholarship to the University of South Florida in 2011.[8]

In 2012 Stokes played 13 games for Vancouver Whitecaps in the pro–am North American W-League.[9]

In January 2015, Stokes signed a three-year professional contract with Manchester City.[10]

International career[edit]

England[edit]

In July 2009 Stokes featured as England under-19 won the 2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Belarus, with a 2–0 final win over Sweden. In 2010, she helped England reach the final of the 2010 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Macedonia, where they lost their title to France. Later that summer Stokes started two of England's three games at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany.[8]

Newly appointed England coach Mark Sampson included Stokes in a 30-player squad for the annual training camp in La Manga, which included a match against Norway on 17 January 2014.[11] She started the 1–1 draw with Norway at left back, to win her first senior cap.[12] In April 2014 she scored in England's 9–0 thrashing of Montenegro at Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove.[13]

Stokes was disappointed to be left out of England's squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[14] She was restored to the squad for the subsequent UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying campaign.

2019 Women's World Cup[edit]

In the group stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Stokes played left back in England's match against Japan where she helped England win 2–0.[15] Stokes also played in the quarter final against Norway, helping England beat Norway 3–0.[16]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 April 2014 Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England  Montenegro 7–0 9–0 World Cup 2015 qualification

Great Britain[edit]

In July 2013 Stokes captained Great Britain to a gold medal in the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.[1] On 27 May 2021 it was announced that Stokes had been selected in the Great Britain women's Olympic football team for the 2020 Olympics.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Stokes went to Gateshead College so she could continue to study whilst still playing football.[18]

Stokes is in a same-sex relationship.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 27 July 2021.
Year England Great Britain
Apps Goals Apps Goals
2014 ? ? N/A
2015 ? ? N/A
2016 ? ? N/A
2017 ? ? N/A
2018 ? ? N/A
2019 ? ? N/A
2020 ? ? N/A
2021 ? ? 2 0
Total 56 1 2 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Manchester City[20]

International[edit]

England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Information". Universiade Kazan 2013 Russia. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Women's World Cup 2019: Mapping England's Lionesses squad". BBC Sport. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Demi Stokes player profile". MCFC.
  4. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players - England" (PDF). FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 8. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Demi Stokes". Manchester City. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Demi Stokes: England profile". The Football Association. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Demi Stokes: England profile". The Football Association. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Demi Stokes". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  9. ^ "2012 Statistics". United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Demi Stokes joins Manchester City Women on three-year deal". BBC Sport. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Lianne Sanderson recalled to England training squad". British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  12. ^ "New England women's boss Mark Sampson denied winning start". British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  13. ^ Magowan, Alistair (5 April 2014). "Toni Duggan hits hat-trick as England thrash Montenegro 9–0". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  14. ^ Brookes, Christian (19 January 2016). "Demi Stokes interview: Lionesses defender's breakout beats with the Bulls". Beats & Rhymes FC. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  15. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - Japan - England - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  16. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - Norway - England - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Team GB: Steph Houghton, Sophie Ingle and Caroline Weir in Olympics squad". bbc.co.uk. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Gateshead College". Gateshead College. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  19. ^ Creighton, Jessica (19 April 2020). "Demi Stokes: England defender on health, cooking and helping others during coronavirus lockdown". Sky Sports. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  20. ^ "D. Stokes". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  21. ^ "England record statement win over Japan to clinch prestigious SheBelieves Cup". The Football Association. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Aluko, Eniola (2019), They Don't Teach This, Random House, ISBN 9781473564480
  • Caudwell, Jayne (2013), Women's Football in the UK: Continuing with Gender Analyses, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9781317966234
  • Dunn, Carrie (2019), Pride of the Lionesses: The Changing Face of Women's Football in England, Pitch Publishing (Brighton) Limited, ISBN 9781785315411
  • Dunn, Carrie (2016), The Roar of the Lionesses: Women's Football in England, Pitch Publishing Limited, ISBN 9781785311512
  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368

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