Toni Duggan

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Toni Duggan
Toni Duggan England Ladies v Montenegro 5 4 2014 331.jpg
Duggan playing for England in 2014
Personal information
Full name Toni Duggan[1]
Date of birth (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 9
Youth career
Everton Ladies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Everton Ladies 40 (17)
2013– Manchester City 44 (19)
National team
2007 England U17 3 (4)
2008–2010 England U19 28 (16)
2010 England U20 3 (1)
2010–2012 England U23 7 (3)
2012– England 47 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:17, 11 June 2017 (UTC+1)

Toni Duggan (born 25 July 1991)[3] is an English footballer who plays as a winger or as a forward, for Manchester City and the England women's national football team.

Club career[edit]

Everton: 2007-2013[edit]

Duggan broke into the Everton side in the 2007–08 season when the regular forwards suffered injuries.[4] She scored the winning extra–time goal against Watford Ladies to put Everton into that season's FA Women's Premier League Cup final.[5]

Duggan was the named the FA Women's Young Player of the Year in 2009, the England Women's Under-23 Player of the Year in 2012 and the North West Female Player of the Year in 2013.[6]

Duggan also played in Everton's 2010 FA Women's Cup final win over Arsenal.[7] Her form in the second part of the 2011 FA WSL season led team–mate Rachel Unitt to predict a call–up to the senior England squad.[8]

Manchester City: 2014-present[edit]

After seven years at Everton, it was announced on 28 November 2013 that Duggan had signed with Manchester City.[9] In August 2015, she became the first female player to receive the club's Goal Of The Season award following an impressive goal against Chelsea in the Women's Super League.[10] She will also be part of the team when Manchester City plays in the Women's Champions League for the first time.[11] In November 2016, Duggan scored a noted goal in City's Champions League match with Brøndby.[12]

International career[edit]

In March 2007, 15-year–old Duggan came off the substitute's bench to score on her debut for England Under–17s.[13] She has since represented England at Under–19, Under–20 and Under–23 levels.[3][14] She played in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in both 2008 and 2010.[15] On Duggan's 18th birthday, she scored the opening goal in England's 2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship final win, against Sweden in Belarus.[16]

Duggan completed her first cap for Hope Powell's senior team in England's 3–0 win over Croatia at Bescot Stadium on 19 September 2012.[17][18] She scored her first international hat-trick in a match against Turkey on 26 September 2013. She scored another hat-trick in England's World Cup qualifying game against Montenegro in April 2014.[19]

In 2015, Duggan was part of England's squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. The team came third in the competition, securing the bronze medal, and were subsequently congratulated by Prince William at a reception held at Kensington Palace.[20]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 March 2013 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Scotland 2–1 4–4 2013 Cyprus Cup
2. 11 March 2013 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  New Zealand 3–1 3–1 2013 Cyprus Cup
3. 15 July 2013 Arena Linköping, Linköping, Sweden  Russia 1–1 1–1 Euro 2013
4. 26 September 2013 Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England  Turkey 1–0 8–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
5. 2–0
6. 5–0
7. 26 October 2013 The Den, London, England  Wales 2–0 2–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
8. 31 October 2013 Adana 5 Ocak Stadium, Adana, Turkey  Turkey 3–0 4–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
9. 5 March 2014 Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Italy 2–0 2–0 2014 Cyprus Cup
10. 5 April 2014 Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England  Montenegro 1–0 9–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
11. 2–0
12. 8–0
13. 17 September 2014 Stadion Pod Malim Brdom, Petrovac, Montenegro  Montenegro 6–0 10–0 World Cup 2015 qualification
14. 10–0
15. 6 March 2016 Nissan Stadium, Nashville, United States  Germany 1–0 1–2 2016 SheBelieves Cup

Personal life[edit]

Duggan was a Morris dancer when she was a child[14] and like nearly all of today's professional women footballers, Duggan started playing with boys – for an under-eight team known as the Jellytots.[21] Duggan attended Notre Dame Catholic College and graduated from Loughborough College in 2010.[22]

Duggan is an ambassador for the FA's Kick It Out anti-racism organisation[23] and the charity Saving Lives.[24]

In March 2014 she apologised after 'blacking up' for a fancy dress party to impersonate Whoopi Goldberg from the film Sister Act.[25] In April 2015 she apologised after posting a picture of herself smiling with Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal, only hours after United had defeated City. Many City fans were disappointed and called for her to be axed from their women's team.[26]

In May 2016, it was reported that Duggan was about to become the first of the England women's football team to reach 100,000 Twitter followers. Duggan commented that, "I like social media and without social media the game wouldn't be where it's at."[27]


  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™: List of Players: England" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  2. ^ 2015 World Cup
  3. ^ a b "Toni Duggan player profile". 
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  5. ^ Paul Garrity (18 December 2007). "Ian RUSH: Semi joy for Blues as Duggan seals win; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Toni Duggan Talks about changing perceptions of Women's football.". Women's SportsNet. 
  7. ^ Tony Leighton (3 May 2010). "Everton upset Arsenal to win FA Women's Cup". BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Unitt Tips Duggan To Shine". Everton Ladies. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "City Ladies Sign Toni Duggan". 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Toni Duggan becomes first female winner of Man City 'Goal of the Season' award for cracking volley against Chelsea". 6 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Toni Duggan ready for biggest test yet with Manchester City Women". Manchester Evening News. 28 January 2016. 
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  13. ^ "Football: Duggan proves a super sub with goal on England debut". Liverpool Echo. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Toni Duggan". The Football Association. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "Toni Duggan". FIFA. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
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  18. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (19 September 2012). "England women secure place at Euro 2013 with win over Croatia". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Manchester City striker Toni Duggan scores hat-trick in England 9-0 World Cup qualifier". ITV. 5 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Women's World Cup: Merseyside star Toni Duggan enjoys Royal reception at Kensington Palace with teammates". Liverpool Echo. 9 July 2015. 
  21. ^ Hattenstone, Simon (1 August 2015). "'I was never motivated by money': meet the new stars of English football". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  22. ^ Richard Rush (14 May 2010). "FA Cup hero sad to be leaving Loughborough College". Loughbrough Echo. Retrieved 18 August 2011. .
  23. ^ "Toni Duggan". Kick It Out. 
  24. ^ "Toni Duggan". Saving Lives. 
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  27. ^ "Manchester City striker Toni Duggan eyeing landmark with last laugh on bullies". Daily Mail. 4 May 2016. 

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