Ebony Salmon

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Ebony Salmon
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Salmon playing for Bristol City in 2020
Personal information
Date of birth (2001-01-27) 27 January 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth England
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Racing Louisville
Number 9
Youth career
2014–2017 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Aston Villa 12 (7)
2018–2019 Manchester United 0 (0)
2019Sheffield United (loan) 9 (7)
2019–2021 Bristol City 34 (11)
2021– Racing Louisville 20 (6)
National team
2017–2018 England U17 14 (9)
2019– England U19 12 (8)
2021– England 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 October 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23 February 2021

Ebony Salmon (born 27 January 2001) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Racing Louisville of the NWSL, and the England national team.

A product of the Aston Villa academy, Salmon has previously played senior football for Aston Villa, Sheffield United, and Bristol City, and has captained England at under-17 level.

Club career[edit]

Aston Villa[edit]

After three years in the Aston Villa academy, Salmon joined the first team in the WSL 2 for the 2017–18 season.[1]

On 8 October 2017, Salmon made her debut in a 2–1 defeat at Sheffield.[2] A month later, she scored her first goal for the club in a 4–0 victory against Watford.[3] On 5 November, Salmon scored in a 2–2 WSL Cup draw against Sheffield, before being dismissed in the final minute of the match.[4][5]

She scored her first brace for the club in a 3–3 draw against the London Bees on 7 January 2018, and went on to score in three consecutive games in April.[6][7][8][9] Salmon scored a total of seven goals in 12 league games, despite her team finishing second from bottom in the table and winning just three of their 18 games.[10]

Manchester United[edit]

Salmon training with Manchester United in 2018

On 1 July 2018, Salmon joined the newly-formed Manchester United to compete in the FA Women's Championship.[11][12] On 4 January 2019, Salmon moved to fellow Championship side Sheffield United on loan until the end of the season having not yet made her United debut.[13] She was released at the end of the season having not made an appearance for the club.[14]

Loan to Sheffield United[edit]

Salmon with Sheffield United in 2019

On 6 January 2019, she made her league debut for Sheffield United, as a 52nd minute substitute for Chloe Dixon, in their 2–1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.[15] On 27 January, Salmon scored her first goal for the club, converting a 90th minute penalty in Sheffield United's 2–3 defeat by Charlton Athletic in the Women's Championship.[16] She scored her second brace of the season on 11 May in a 6–0 win over Millwall.[17]

Bristol City[edit]

On 15 July 2019, Salmon signed with Bristol City ahead of the 2019–20 FA WSL season.[18] She made her debut on the opening day of the season on 7 September 2019, in a 0–0 home draw against Brighton & Hove Albion.[19] Salmon scored the only goal in a 1–0 away win against former club Manchester United to secure Bristol City's first win of the season on 5 January 2020.[20] Salmon was Bristol City's highest goalscorer for the 2019–20 season, scoring five league goals and eight in all competitions as Bristol City avoided relegation after finishing the curtailed season in 10th place on points-per-game.[21] She repeated the feat the following season, scoring 10 goals in all competitions including six in the league. However, Bristol City finished bottom and were relegated. On 13 May 2021, the club announced Salmon would be leaving in the summer upon the expiration of her contract.[22]

Racing Louisville[edit]

Following her departure from Bristol City, it was announced on the same day that Salmon had signed a two-year contract with NWSL expansion franchise Racing Louisville.[23] She made her debut as a 71st-minute substitute on 20 June and scored the only goal 74 seconds after coming on (34 seconds after the game restarted) in a 1–0 win over Houston Dash.[24] In her debut season Salmon finished as the team's highest league goalscorer with six goals in 20 appearances, and second on the team for goals in all competitions behind Cece Kizer on seven.

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

On 28 April 2017, Salmon made her debut for England Under-17s in a 2–0 defeat to the United States.[25] In her third appearance for the national team, she scored both of her country's goals in a 6–2 defeat in the United States after coming on as a half-time substitute.[26] Salmon also scored in the following match, a 10–0 victory against Latvia, and added two goals in 6–0 win against Slovakia in October 2017 to help qualify for the UEFA Women's U17 Championship.[27][28]

In May 2018, Salmon captained England at the tournament.[29] After scoring in a 2–1 defeat to Spain, Salmon scored a hat-trick in 18 minutes against Italy to secure a place in the knockout rounds.[30][31] She appeared in the semi-final and third-place fixtures as England finished the tournament in fourth.[29]

Senior[edit]

In February 2021, Salmon received her first senior international call-up as a late addition to Hege Riise's first squad as interim England manager.[32] She made her debut on 23 February as an 84th minute substitute for Rachel Daly in a 6–0 friendly win against Northern Ireland.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 31 October 2021[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup[a] League Cup[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aston Villa 2017–18 WSL 2 12 7 0 0 4 2 16 9
Manchester United 2018–19 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sheffield United (loan) 2018–19 Championship 9 7 2 1 0 0 11 8
Bristol City 2019–20 FA WSL 14 5 2 0 5 3 21 8
2020–21 20 6 1 0 6 4 27 10
Total 34 11 3 0 11 7 48 18
Racing Louisville 2021 NWSL 20 6 20 6
Career total 75 31 5 1 15 9 95 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wrack, Suzanne (9 October 2018). "From Ellie Roebuck to Ebony Salmon: 10 young English footballers to watch". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Sheffield 2–1 Aston Villa". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Aston Villa 4–0 Watford". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Aston Villa 2–2 Sheffield". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Aston Villa 2–2 Sheffield – Result Details". The Football Association. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Aston Villa 3–3 London Bees". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 7 January 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  7. ^ "London Bees 2–1 Aston Villa". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Millwall Lionesses 2–1 Aston Villa". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Aston Villa 1–0 Oxford United". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 22 April 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Ebony Salmon". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Ebony Salmon". www.manutd.com. Manchester United Football Club. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  12. ^ "United Women's Squad: Player By Player". Manchester United Football Club. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Ebony Salmon joins on loan". www.sufc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Man Utd Women release Devlin, Hartley, Roberts and Salmon". www.manutd.com.
  15. ^ "United Women 1-2 Spurs - report". Sheffield United Football Club. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  16. ^ "United Women 2-3 Charlton - report". www.sufc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  17. ^ "United Women 6-0 Millwall - report". SUFC.co.uk. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Salmon signs for City Women". Bristol City.
  19. ^ Barton, Lewis (7 September 2019). "Report: Bristol City Women 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion". bcfc.co.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Women's Super League: Manchester United 0–1 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 5 January 2020. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  21. ^ "Ebony Salmon Stats". FBref.com. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  22. ^ "Salmon departs the West Country". Bristol City.
  23. ^ "Racing Louisville signs emerging star striker Salmon". Racing Louisville FC. 13 May 2021.
  24. ^ "England's Salmon scores stunning goal after 74 seconds on NWSL debut". BBC Sport.
  25. ^ "United States U17 2–0 England U17". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  26. ^ "United States U17 6–2 England U17". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  27. ^ "England U17 10–0 Latvia U17". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  28. ^ "England U17 6–0 Slovakia U17". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  29. ^ a b "Ebony Salmon". uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  30. ^ "Spain U17 2–1 England U17". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  31. ^ "England U17 4–0 Italy U17". soccerway.com. Soccerway. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  32. ^ "Bristol City striker Ebony Salmon added to England squad for Northern Ireland game". www.thefa.com.
  33. ^ Glendenning, Barry (23 February 2021). "England 6-0 Northern Ireland: women's international football friendly – as it happened". The Guardian.

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