Nikita Parris

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Nikita Parris
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Parris with Manchester City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Nikita Josephine Parris[1]
Date of birth (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Toxteth, England[2]
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Number 17
Youth career
2008–2010 Everton Ladies COE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Everton 37 (12)
2015Manchester City (loan) 13 (4)
2016–2019 Manchester City 59 (33)
2019– Olympique Lyonnais 5 (1)
National team
2009–2010 England U17 8 (2)
2010–2013 England U19 26 (18)
2014 England U20 3 (1)
2014–2016 England U23 12 (6)
2016– England 45 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:44, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:44, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Nikita Josephine Parris (born 10 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Olympique Lyonnais and the England national team.

She is the sister of English professional boxer Natasha Jonas. She has also played for English youth national teams, representing her country at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.

Club career[edit]

Everton[edit]

Parris, born in Toxteth, an area of Liverpool,[3] joined Everton's Centre of Excellence at age 14. She has a degree in Sports Development from Liverpool John Moores University.[4] She made her senior team debut for Everton in August 2010 at the qualifying tournament for the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League.[5]

Parris was named to Everton's squad for the inaugural Women's Super League season in 2011. During the 2014 season, she scored 11 goals in 19 games, but Everton went winless in the league and were relegated to FA WSL 2.[6] Her 2014 performance placed her on the shortlist for the 2015 PFA Women's Young Player of the Year[7] and WSL Team of the Year.[8]

Manchester City[edit]

Parris joined Manchester City on a season-long loan in January 2015, reuniting with former teammates Toni Duggan and Jill Scott, who had left Everton two seasons prior, as she thought she needed to play in WSL 1 to contend for a place on the senior England national team.[6] During her time at Manchester City, Parris made 127 appearances for the club, and scored 62 goals. The striker helped Manchester City to win two FA Cups in 2017 and 2019, two Continental Cups, a league title and two Champions League semi-finals.[9] In 2019, Parris was also voted the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Player of the Year.[9]

Olympique Lyonnais[edit]

On 11 May 2019, Parris announced she would leave City at the end of the season.[10] On 19 June 2019, her move to Division 1 Féminine side Olympique Lyonnais was officially confirmed by the club.[11] Parris scored her first league goal for the club, on her debut, in a 6–0 win against Olympique Marseille on 24 August.[12]

International career[edit]

On 4 June 2016, Parris made her senior international debut for England, coming on a substitute in England's Euro 2017 qualifying victory over Serbia, registering one assist as England won 7–0.[13] Three days later, Parris once again came off the bench in the reverse fixture, this time scoring twice as England repeated the 7–0 scoreline.[14]

On 27 June 2017, Parris scored her first goal in a major tournament, netting the winner in England's 2–1 group stage win against Portugal at Euro 2017.[15]

Parris (right) play for England in October 2018

On 2 March 2019, Parris scored against America in a 2–2 draw at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, a tournament England won.[16]

Nikita Parris (left) playing for England in 2019.

After finishing as England's top scorer in qualifying with six goals, Parris scored her first World Cup goal and England's first in the 2019 World Cup during their opening group game, a penalty in a 2–1 win over Scotland.[17] She also took a penalty in England's next game, the fourth consecutive World Cup finals match England had won a penalty in, but had it saved by Argentina goalkeeper Vanina Correa. England won 1–0.[18] Parris missed her second penalty in a 3–0 win over Norway in the knockout stages of the tournament. England manager Phil Neville added: "She's missed two penalties and they have both been really good saves. She'll take the next one. She is our best penalty taker."[19] England went on to finish the tournament in fourth place.[20]

On 29 August, Parris revived her penalty form by rescuing a 3–3 draw against Belgium in an international friendly.[21] This was followed, five days later, by an assist for Georgia Stanway's opener in a 2–1 defeat to Norway.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 12 October 2019[23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2009–10[24] WPL National 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 WSL 3 0 0 0 5[a] 2 8 2
2012 10 0 3 0 13 0
2013 11 6 3 2 14 8
2014 WSL 1 13 6 3 1 16 7
Total 38 12 9 3 5 2 52 17
Manchester City (loan) 2015 WSL 1 13 4 5 4 18 8
Manchester City 2016 WSL 1 16 1 4 3 7[a] 0 27 4
2017 6 2 0 0 6 2
2017–18 18 11 6 3 8[a] 4 32 18
2018–19 Super League 19 19 4 3 2[a] 0 25 22
Total 59 33 14 9 17 4 90 46
Olympique Lyonnais 2019–20[25] Division 1 5 1 0 0 2[a] 2 7 3
Career totals 115 50 28 16 24 8 167 74
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in the UEFA Women's Champions League

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.[23]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 June 2016 Sports Center of FA of Serbia, Stara Pazova, Serbia  Serbia 6–0 7–0 Euro 2017 qualifying
2 7–0
3 20 September 2016 Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium  Belgium 1–0 2–0
4 27 July 2017 Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg, Netherlands  Portugal 2–1 2–1 Euro 2017
5 19 September 2017 Prenton Park, Birkenhead, England  Russia 1–0 6–0 2019 World Cup qualifying
6 24 November 2017 Bescot Stadium, Walsall, England  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–0 4–0
7 28 November 2017 Colchester Community Stadium, Colchester, England  Kazakhstan 3–0 5–0
8 4–0
9 8 June 2018 Sapsan Arena, Moscow, Russia  Russia 1–0 3–1
10 31 August 2018 Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales  Wales 3–0 3–0
11 2 March 2019 Nissan Stadium, Nashville, United States  United States 2–1 2–2 2019 SheBelieves Cup
12 25 May 2019 Bescot Stadium, Walsall, England  Denmark 1–0 2–0 Friendly
13 9 June 2019 Allianz Riviera, Nice, France  Scotland 1–0 2–1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
14 29 August 2019 Den Dreef, Heverlee, Belgium  Belgium 3–3 3–3 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Manchester City[23]

Olympique Lyonnais

England

Personal life[edit]

Parris is a younger sister of boxer Natasha Jonas.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Players – England" (PDF). FIFA. 4 August 2014. p. 5. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ Snowdon, Paul (12 October 2010). "Toxteth teenager Nikita Parris hopes to help Everton Ladies' European Champions League cause". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b Creighton, Jessica (6 August 2013). "Natasha Jonas: From dinner scraps to Olympic boxing battles". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ "LJMU student Nikita Parris played vital role for England at Euro 2017". www.ljmu.ac.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Nikita Parris". Everton FC. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  6. ^ a b Beesley, Chris (14 January 2015). "Nikita Parris is latest player to follow exodus of talent from Everton Ladies". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Women's PFA Young Player of the Year: Nominees". Professional Footballers Association. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Six Chelsea players in PFA team". Professional Footballers Association. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ a b "News | Nikita Parris joins Lyon". MCFC. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Nikita Parris: England and Manchester City forward to leave club". BBC. 11 May 2019.
  11. ^ "OL FÉMININ UNVEIL FOUR NEW SIGNINGS". Olympique Lyonnais. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  12. ^ "French Championship of D1 2019-2020 - 1st day - Lyon-Marseille 6–0". Footofeminin.fr (in French). 24 August 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  13. ^ Richards, Josh (4 June 2016). "England beat Serbia 7-0 in their European Championship qualifier". The Football Association. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  14. ^ Lavery, Glenn (7 June 2016). "Serbia 0-7 England: UEFA Women's Euro 2017 match report". The Football Association. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  15. ^ "UEFA Women's EURO 2017 – History – Portugal-England". Uefa.com.
  16. ^ "Steph Houghton & Nikita Parris React to England's 2–2 SheBelieves Cup Draw With USA". 90min.com. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  17. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - England - Scotland - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
  18. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - England - Argentina - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
  19. ^ Whyatt, Katie (28 June 2019). "Nikita Parris vows to continue taking England penalties despite World Cup misses". The Telegraph.
  20. ^ Murray, Scott (2 July 2019). "England 1–2 USA: Women's World Cup 2019 semi-final – as it happened". The Guardian.
  21. ^ "Live Commentary - Belgium Women vs England". SkySports. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  22. ^ Wrack, Suzanne (3 September 2019). "Phil Neville denies arrogance claims after England lose to Norway". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  23. ^ a b c "N. Parris". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Everton – Player Season Totals 2009–10". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Nikita Parris – 2019–20". StatsFootoFeminin.fr (in French). Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Trophée des Championnes - L'OL étoffe son palmarès d'un nouveau titre" (in French). 21 September 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  27. ^ "England record statement win over Japan to clinch prestigious SheBelieves Cup". The FA. 5 March 2019.

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