|Full name||Niamh Louise Charles|
|Date of birth||21 June 1999|
|Place of birth||Wirral, Merseyside, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.72 m)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15.10, 1 August 2023 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16:03, 16 August 2023 (UTC)
Charles grew up on the Wirral in Merseyside and spent her youth career at the West Kirby Wasps. Excelling when playing with boys up to the age of 14, where she was regularly the only female player on the pitch, after a successful trial, she became a member of Liverpool's youth setup, which she chose over rivals Everton.
After impressing in the academy, Charles made her senior debut in April 2016 in a draw against Sunderland. Following her excellent 2016 season with Liverpool and the England U-17s, she was nominated for the Women's Rising Star award at the Northwest Football Awards.
Following Liverpool's relegation at the end of the 2019–20 season, Charles signed for Chelsea and won the double in her first season. She also started in the Champions League final, where Chelsea lost to Barcelona.
Charles won the double with Chelsea again the season after and since then has fully established herself as a regular starter.
During UEFA U-17 qualifying, Charles was the third-leading scorer for England with six goals. She then tied for the Bronze Boot at the final tournament with four goals, helping England finish third and qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, where she played in all four matches without scoring as England were eliminated by Japan in the quarter-finals.
Charles made her debut for the senior side on April 9, 2021, as a half-time substitute for Alex Greenwood in a friendly against France.
On 27 May 2021, it was announced that Charles had been selected as one of four reserve players for the Great Britain women's Olympic football team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A year later, she was named in the pre-tournament squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2022 on home soil, but became one of three unfortunate players who narrowly missed the cut for the final 23. England went on to win the whole tournament.
Charles was allotted 220 when the FA announced their legacy numbers scheme to honour the 50th anniversary of England’s inaugural international.
On 31 May 2023, Charles was named to the squad for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in July 2023. Niamh played in 2 games at the World Cup, featuring in the 6-1 win over China in the group stage and coming on in the semi final victory over hosts Australia.
- As of match played 27 May 2023.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Continental[a]||Other||Total|
- As of match played 16 August 2023
- Women's Super League: 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23
- Women's FA Cup: 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022-23
- FA Women's League Cup: 2020–21
- UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up: 2020–21
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