Millie Bright

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Millie Bright
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Personal information
Full name Millie Bright[1]
Date of birth (1993-08-21) 21 August 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Killamarsh, England[2][3]
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 4
Youth career
Killamarsh Dynamos
Sheffield United[4]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Doncaster Belles
2011–2012Leeds Ladies (loan)
2015– Chelsea 60 (4)
National team
2011–2012 England U19 5 (0)
2013–2016 England U23 13 (0)
2016– England 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:55, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:20, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Millie Bright (born 21 August 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League[5][6] and for the England national team.

Club career[edit]

In December 2014, Bright signed with Chelsea ahead of the 2015 season.[7][8] Chelsea assistant manager Paul Green said of the signing, "Millie is a great character and a young player who is hungry to develop and improve her game. She has a lot of experience for a 21-year-old and has already played a lot of games in the FA WSL and knows what the league is all about. She will add strength and physicality to the squad and I’m sure that she will prove to be a good addition to this talented group of players as we look to build on last season’s achievements." Chelsea finished in first place during the regular season with a 10–2–2 record and qualified for the 2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League for the second time in the team's history.[9] Bright made fourteen appearances for Chelsea during the 2015 season tallying a total of 906 minutes.[10][11]

International career[edit]

Bright has represented England on numerous youth national teams, including the under-23 squad.[9] In June 2016, she scored a penalty kick goal against the United States during the final game of the Nordic Cup.[12] National coach Mark Sampson gave her a first cap for the senior England national team in September 2016, as a last-minute substitute in a 2–0 win over Belgium.[13]

In February 2019, Bright pulled out of the England squad for the SheBelieves Cup due to injury, and was replaced by Gemma Bonner.[14]

Millie was selected for the 2019 Women's World Cup in May 2019.[15]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Doncaster

  • FA WSL 2 runner-up: 2014

Chelsea

Individual[edit]

  • FA WSL 2 player of the year shortlist

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players - England" (PDF). FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 8. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ Magowan, Alistair (2 August 2017). "Women's Euro 2017: The highs and lows of being an England player's parent". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Millie and the England lioness show the way". The Star. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  4. ^ "How I Started". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 15 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Chelsea Ladies: Millie Bright joins Blues from Doncaster Belles". BBC. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Chelsea Ladies: European debut puts champions' party on hold". BBC. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  7. ^ Archer, Bruce (10 December 2014). "Chelsea snap up young England star". Daily Star. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Women's football: Chelsea Ladies have signed Millie Bright". Sky Sports. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Chelsea Ladies sign England U23 star Millie Bright". getwestlondon. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Millie Bright". Soccer Way. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Millie Bright confident of instant Chelsea response". FAWSL. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  12. ^ "U-23 WNT Wins Nordic Tournament in England after 1–1 Draw with Hosts". U.S. Soccer Federation. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  13. ^ Lavery, Glenn (20 September 2016). "Lionesses douse Belgium's Red Flames to finish top". The Football Association. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Millie Bright misses out on SheBelieves Cup squad through injury". 19 February 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  15. ^ Association, The Football. "England squad named for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.

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