Millie Bright

Millie Bright (born 21 August 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Chelsea[5][6] and the England national team.

Millie Bright
Millie Bright
Personal information
Full name Millie Bright[1]
Date of birth 21 August 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Killamarsh, England[2][3]
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 4
Youth career
Killamarsh Dynamos
Sheffield United[4]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Doncaster Belles
2011–2012Leeds Ladies (loan)
2015– Chelsea 60 (4)
National team
2011–2012 England U19 5 (0)
2013–2016 England U23 13 (0)
2016– England 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:55, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:20, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Club career

In December 2014, Bright signed with Chelsea ahead of the 2015 season.[7][8] Chelsea assistant manager Paul Green said of the signing, "Millie is a great character and a young player who is hungry to develop and improve her game. She has a lot of experience for a 21-year-old and has already played a lot of games in the FA WSL and knows what the league is all about. She will add strength and physicality to the squad and I’m sure that she will prove to be a good addition to this talented group of players as we look to build on last season’s achievements." Chelsea finished in first place during the regular season with a 10–2–2 record and qualified for the 2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League for the second time in the team's history.[9] Bright made fourteen appearances for Chelsea during the 2015 season tallying a total of 906 minutes.[10][11]

International career

Bright has represented England on numerous youth national teams, including the under-23 squad.[9] In June 2016, she scored a penalty kick goal against the United States during the final game of the Nordic Cup.[12] National coach Mark Sampson gave her a first cap for the senior England national team in September 2016, as a last-minute substitute in a 2–0 win over Belgium.[13]

In February 2019, Bright pulled out of the England squad for the SheBelieves Cup due to injury, and was replaced by Gemma Bonner.[14]

Millie was selected for the 2019 Women's World Cup in May 2019.[15]

Honours

Doncaster

  • FA WSL 2 runner-up: 2014

Chelsea

Individual

  • FA WSL 2 player of the year shortlist

References

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players - England" (PDF). FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 8. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ Magowan, Alistair (2 August 2017). "Women's Euro 2017: The highs and lows of being an England player's parent". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Millie and the England lioness show the way". The Star. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  4. ^ "How I Started". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 15 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Chelsea Ladies: Millie Bright joins Blues from Doncaster Belles". BBC. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Chelsea Ladies: European debut puts champions' party on hold". BBC. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  7. ^ Archer, Bruce (10 December 2014). "Chelsea snap up young England star". Daily Star. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Women's football: Chelsea Ladies have signed Millie Bright". Sky Sports. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Chelsea Ladies sign England U23 star Millie Bright". getwestlondon. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Millie Bright". Soccer Way. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Millie Bright confident of instant Chelsea response". FAWSL. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  12. ^ "U-23 WNT Wins Nordic Tournament in England after 1–1 Draw with Hosts". U.S. Soccer Federation. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  13. ^ Lavery, Glenn (20 September 2016). "Lionesses douse Belgium's Red Flames to finish top". The Football Association. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Millie Bright misses out on SheBelieves Cup squad through injury". 19 February 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  15. ^ Association, The Football. "England squad named for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.

External links

2012 Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. season

The 2012 season was Doncaster Rovers Belles's second season in the FA WSL, and their 21st consecutive season in the top-flight of English women's football.

2015 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2015 FA Women's Cup Final was the 45th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. The showpiece event was the 22nd to be played directly under the auspices of the Football Association (FA) and was named the SSE Women's FA Cup Final for sponsorship reasons. The final was contested between Chelsea Ladies and Notts County Ladies on 1 August 2015 at Wembley Stadium in London. Chelsea made its second final appearance, after losing the 2012 final. Notts County appeared in its first ever final.

The match was the first women's final to be staged at Wembley Stadium. Watched by a record crowd of 30,710 and a BBC television audience of nearly two million, Chelsea won the match 1–0, with a first-half goal from Ji So-yun. Chelsea's Eniola Aluko was named player of the match.

2017 Chelsea L.F.C. season

The 2017 season is Chelsea Ladies Football Club's 25th season of competitive football and its seventh season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, being one of the league's foundation clubs.Following a reorganisation of top-level women's football in England, the 2017 season will only cover half of a traditional season's length, while the FA WSL shifts its calendar to match the traditional autumn-to-spring axis of football in Europe. For the same reason, there is no Champions League qualification nor relegation to be competed for.

2018 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2018 FA Women's Cup Final was the 48th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. The showpiece event was the 25th to be played directly under the auspices of the Football Association (FA) and was named the SSE Women's FA Cup Final due to sponsorship reasons.

The final was contested between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies on 5 May 2018 at Wembley Stadium in London. The match was broadcast on BBC1. Chelsea won the match 3–1 in front of a record crowd of 45,423 to clinch their second title.

2018 SheBelieves Cup

The 2018 SheBelieves Cup was the third edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Germany, England, France, and hosts United States, it began on March 1 and ended on March 7, 2018, broadly running in parallel with the 2018 Algarve Cup, 2018 Turkish Women’s Cup, and the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.The United States won the tournament.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 19 June 2019. The group consisted of Argentina, England, Japan and Scotland. The top two teams, England and Japan, advanced to the round of 16.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

2019–20 Chelsea F.C. Women season

The 2019–20 season is Chelsea Women's 28th competitive season and 10th consecutive season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top flight of English women's football.

2019–20 FA WSL

The 2019–20 FA WSL season (also known as the Barclays FA Women's Super League for sponsorship reasons) will be the ninth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It is the second season after the rebranding of the four highest levels in English women's football and the twelve teams contesting the season will be the greatest number in the league's history thus far, following its steady increase from its original eight. It is the first under the new Barclays title sponsorship following a landmark multi-million pound investment.

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Hannah Blundell

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UEFA Women's Euro 2017

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UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group D

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