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 26)
Place of birth Dudley West Midlands England
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position 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
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Sunderland
2012 Vancouver Whitecaps 13 (0)
2015– Manchester City 52 (2)
National team
2009–2010 England U19 15 (6)
2010 England U20 3 (0)
2010–2013 England U23 6 (1)
2014– England 48 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:23, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:00, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Demi Lee Courtney Stokes (born 12 December 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Manchester City. She previously played for Sunderland in the English FA Women's Premier League. Stokes made her debut for the senior England women's national football team in January 2014.

Club career[edit]

Stokes joined Sunderland's youth academy as an 8-year-old and began playing in the first team at 16. 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. She accepted a four-year scholarship to University of South Florida in 2011.[2]

In 2012 Stokes played 13 games for Vancouver Whitecaps in the pro–am North American W-League.[3]

In January 2015 Stokes signed a three-year professional contract with Manchester City.[4]

International career[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.[2]

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.[5] She started the 1–1 draw with Norway at left back, to win her first senior cap.[6] In April 2014 she scored in England's 9–0 thrashing of Montenegro at Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove.[7]

Stokes was disappointed to be left out of England's squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[8] She was restored to the squad for the subsequent UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying campaign.

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]


  1. ^ a b "Athlete Information". Universiade Kazan 2013 Russia. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Demi Stokes". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "2012 Statistics". United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Demi Stokes player profile". MCFC. 
  5. ^ "Lianne Sanderson recalled to England training squad". British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "New England women's boss Mark Sampson denied winning start". British Broadcasting Corporation. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Magowan, Alistair (5 April 2014). "Toni Duggan hits hat-trick as England thrash Montenegro 9–0". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Brookes, Christian (19 January 2016). "Demi Stokes interview: Lionesses defender's breakout beats with the Bulls". Beats & Rhymes FC. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 

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