Toni Duggan

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Toni Duggan
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Duggan with Barcelona in 2019
Personal information
Full name Toni Duggan[1]
Date of birth (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
Everton Ladies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Everton 40 (17)
2013–2017 Manchester City 44 (19)
2017– Barcelona 51 (20)
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 71 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1:45, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Toni Duggan (born 25 July 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a winger or as a forward for Barcelona and the England women's national football team. She previously played for English teams Everton Ladies and Manchester City.

Club career[edit]

Everton: 2007–2013[edit]

Duggan broke into the Everton side in the 2007–08 season when the regular forwards suffered injuries.[3] She scored the winning extra–time goal against Watford Ladies to put Everton into that season's FA Women's Premier League Cup final.[4]

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.[5]

Duggan also played in Everton's 2010 FA Women's Cup final win over Arsenal.[6] 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.[7]

Manchester City: 2014–2017[edit]

After seven years at Everton, it was announced on 28 November 2013 that Duggan had signed with Manchester City.[8] 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.[9] She was part of the team when Manchester City played in the Women's Champions League for the first time.[10] In November 2016, Duggan scored a noted goal in City's Champions League match with Brøndby.[11]

Barcelona: 2017–present[edit]

Toni Duggan signed for FC Barcelona Femení on 6 July 2017.[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.[2][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 one of the two goals in England's 2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship maiden final win, against Sweden in Belarus.[16]

Duggan playing for England at UEFA Women's Euro 2017

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]

Personal life[edit]

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 Kick It Out, football's anti-discrimination 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. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015: List of players: England" (PDF). FIFA. 6 July 2015. p. 10. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Toni Duggan player profile". Archived from the original on 25 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Toni Duggan – Saving Lives".
  4. ^ Paul Garrity (18 December 2007). "Ian RUSH: Semi joy for Blues as Duggan seals win; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Toni Duggan Talks about changing perceptions of Women's football". Women's SportsNet.
  6. ^ Tony Leighton (3 May 2010). "Everton upset Arsenal to win FA Women's Cup". BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Unitt Tips Duggan To Shine". Everton Ladies. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  8. ^ "City Ladies Sign Toni Duggan". 28 November 2013.
  9. ^ Wright, Chris (6 August 2015). "Toni Duggan becomes first female winner of Man City 'Goal of the Season' award for cracking volley against Chelsea". Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Toni Duggan ready for biggest test yet with Manchester City Women". Manchester Evening News. 28 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Toni Duggan: Man City player scores spectacular Champions League goal against Brondby". BBC. 17 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Toni Duggan: Barcelona sign Manchester City and England Women striker". BBC Sport. 6 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Football: Duggan proves a super sub with goal on England debut". Liverpool Echo. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  14. ^ "Toni Duggan". The Football Association. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  15. ^ "Toni Duggan". FIFA. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  16. ^ "'Team' England take maiden honours". Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Toni Duggan".
  18. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (19 September 2012). "England women secure place at Euro 2013 with win over Croatia". BBC. 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. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  24. ^ "Toni Duggan". Saving Lives.
  25. ^ "England Women: Toni Duggan 'sorry' for Sister Act party outfit". BBC. 5 March 2014.
  26. ^ "Manchester City: Toni Duggan sorry for Louis van Gaal photo". BBC. 14 April 2015.
  27. ^ "Manchester City striker Toni Duggan eyeing landmark with last laugh on bullies". Daily Mail. 4 May 2016.[unreliable source?]

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