Molly Pike

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Molly Pike
Personal information
Full name Molly Pike
Date of birth (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth England
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 8
Youth career
-2019 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019–2021 Everton 17 (1)
2021Bristol City (loan) 11 (0)
2021– Leicester City 21 (0)
National team
2017–2018 England U17 3 (0)
2018 England U18 2 (0)
2019–2020 England U19 9 (1)
2021– England U23 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:43, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:49, 17 February 2022 (UTC)

Molly Pike (born 22 January 2001) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Leicester City of the FA WSL. Pike spent her youth years at Chelsea and has captained the England U19 team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Pike rose through the youth ranks at Chelsea, scoring 14 goals in 17 appearances as Chelsea finished runners-up in the 2018–19 WSL Academy League season.[2]

In July 2019, Pike moved to Everton and signed her first professional contract.[3] She made her senior debut on the 15 September 2019 against Bristol City in a 2–0 league win.[4] She scored her first goal for the team on 21 November 2019 in a 4–1 defeat to Manchester City during the 2019–20 FA Women's League Cup group stage.[5] Three days later she scored her first WSL, the opener in a 3–1 win at home to Tottenham Hotspur.[6] She made a total of 21 appearances in her debut season including as a stoppage time substitute in the 2020 Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium as Everton lost 3–1 to Manchester City in extra-time.[7]

With her game time limited to six appearances including only one start during the first half of the 2020–21 season, on 28 January 2021 Pike joined WSL team Bristol City on loan for the rest of the season.[8]

On 4 July 2021 Pike signed with newly promoted Leicester City ahead of their first season in the FA WSL.[9]

International career[edit]

Pike has captained the England U19 team.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 May 2022.[10]
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
Everton 2019–20 FA WSL 13 1 4 0 4 1 21 2
2020–21 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Total 17 1 4 0 6 1 27 2
Bristol City (loan) 2020–21 FA WSL 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Leicester City 2021–22 21 0 3[a] 0 3 1 27 1
Career total 49 1 8 0 9 2 66 3
  1. ^ Includes appearance in 2020–21 Women's FA Cup fixture that wasn't played until 2021–22 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Profiles | Everton Football Club". www.evertonfc.com. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ Frith, Wilf (5 July 2019). "Everton Ladies add England Youth international Molly Pike". SheKicks. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Ladies Sign Pike From Chelsea". www.evertonfc.com. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Everton 2–0 Bristol City". womenscompetitions.thefa.com.
  5. ^ "Everton-1-4-Manchester-City-21112019". womenscompetitions.thefa.com.
  6. ^ "Everton make light work of Tottenham". BBC Sport.
  7. ^ "Everton 1–3 Manchester City". womenscompetitions.thefa.com.
  8. ^ "Pike joins City Women ranks". Bristol City.
  9. ^ "LCFC Women Swoop For Midfielder Molly Pike". Leicester City. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Molly Pike – Soccerway profile". Soccerway.

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