Lily Simkin

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Lily Simkin
Personal information
Full name Lily Simkin
Date of birth (2003-09-09) 9 September 2003 (age 18)
Place of birth Walsall, England
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City
Number 6
Youth career
2014– Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Birmingham City 6 (0)
National team
2019 England U17
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 January 2021

Lily Simkin (born 9 September 2003) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Birmingham City of the FA WSL.[1]

Club career[edit]

Birmingham City[edit]

Simkin began playing football at local club Wyrley Juniors, a sister club of Birmingham City.[2] She first joined the Wildcats program at the age of five before joining the boys' team. At the age of ten she joined the Birmingham City RTC.[3]

On 17 November 2019, Simkin made her senior first-team debut at the age of 16 as 62nd-minute substitute for Freya Gregory in a 3–0 WSL defeat away to Brighton & Hove Albion.[4][5] She started the next match, a 6–0 defeat to eventual league champions Chelsea.[6] Simkin made a total of six appearances during the 2019–20 season before it was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

International career[edit]

Simkin has been capped by England at under-17 level.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Simkin is the daughter of former professional footballer Darren Simkin who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Shrewsbury Town during the 1990s.[3]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 24 January 2021.[7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 2019–20 FA WSL 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2020–21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0


  1. ^ "Lily Simkin Birmingham profile". Birmingham City Football Club. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Lily Simkin capped by England". Wyrley Juniors.
  3. ^ a b c "Simkin steps up". Birmingham City Football Club.
  4. ^ "Simkin adapting well to Barclays FA WSL". Birmingham City Football Club.
  5. ^ "Brighton 3-0 Birmingham".
  6. ^ "Birmingham 0-6 Chelsea".
  7. ^ "Lily Simkin Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2021.

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