Nikita Parris

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.

Nikita Parris
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Parris with Manchester City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Nikita Josephine Parris[1]
Date of birth 10 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Toxteth, England[2]
Height 162 cm (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
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 0 (0)
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 39 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:43, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Club career


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

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

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]

International career

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Nikita Parris (left) playing for England in 2019.

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. 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.[12]

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.[13]

On 2 March 2019, Parris scored against America in a 2–2 draw at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, a tournament England won.[14]

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.[15] 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.[16] 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."[17] England went on to finish the tournament in fourth place.[18]

Career statistics


As of match played 25 May 2019[19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2010 Women's Super League 0 0 0 0 4[a] 2 4 2
2011 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
2012 10 0 3 0 13 0
2013 11 6 3 2 14 8
2014 13 6 3 1 16 7
Total 37 12 9 3 5 2 51 17
Manchester City (loan) 2015 Women's Super League 13 4 5 4 18 8
Manchester City 2016 Women's Super League 16 1 4 3 4[a] 0 24 4
2017 6 2 0 0 3[a] 0 9 2
2017–18 18 11 6 3 8[a] 4 32 18
2018–19 19 19 4 3 2[a] 0 25 22
Total 59 33 14 9 17 4 90 46
Career totals 109 49 28 16 22 6 159 71
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in the UEFA Women's Champions League

International goals

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.
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


Manchester City[19]


Personal life

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


  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". 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.
  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. ^ "Nikita Parris". UEFA. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  13. ^ "UEFA Women's EURO 2017 - History - Portugal-England".
  14. ^ "Steph Houghton & Nikita Parris React to England's 2-2 SheBelieves Cup Draw With USA". 3 March 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  15. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - England - Scotland -".
  16. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - Matches - England - Argentina -".
  17. ^ Whyatt, Katie (28 June 2019). "Nikita Parris vows to continue taking England penalties despite World Cup misses". The Telegraph.
  18. ^ Murray, Scott (2 July 2019). "England 1-2 USA: Women's World Cup 2019 semi-final – as it happened". The Guardian.
  19. ^ a b Nikita Parris at Soccerway
  20. ^ "England record statement win over Japan to clinch prestigious SheBelieves Cup". The FA. 5 March 2019.

External links

2013 FA WSL

The 2013 FA WSL was the third season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 14 April and ended on 29 September.

Arsenal were the defending champions, having won their ninth consecutive English title last season. The top two teams qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League.

The season was the last before the creation of a second division of the WSL. All teams had to reapply for a place in WSL 1 in the next season. Doncaster Belles were the only current WSL team not granted a WSL 1 place, thus they played in the WSL 2 the following season. This decision had already been taken before Doncaster finished the season bottom of the WSL with the lowest points tally, as no relegation to the WSL 2 based on points was scheduled until the WSL 2 had completed its inaugural season to produce a corresponding promotion team. The reason for Doncaster's relegation from WSL 1 was a failed reapplication based on financial criteria, which is an aspect of the WSL the FA monitors very closely since it funds the participating teams and the teams must regularly prove they can match the FA funding. The Belles' place in the top flight the following season was taken by the Manchester City Ladies team from the FA Women's Premier League National Division, but now re-branded as Manchester City Women. Likewise, Lincoln Ladies retained their place in WSL 1 but relocated and re-branded as Notts County Ladies for the following season.

2013–14 FA Women's Cup

The 2013–14 FA Women's Cup is the 43rd season of the FA Women's Cup, the main domestic knockout Cup competition in English women's football. Arsenal are the defending champions and the final will be played at Stadium mk.

2015 Manchester City W.F.C. season

The 2015 season is Manchester City Women's Football Club's 27th season of competitive football and its second season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, having been promoted from the FA Women's Premier League before the 2014 season.

2017 Manchester City W.F.C. season

The 2017 season is Manchester City Women's Football Club's 29th season of competitive football and its fourth season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, having been promoted from the FA Women's Premier League before the 2014 season.Following a reorganisation of top-level women's football in England, the 2017 season will only cover half of a traditional season's length, with the league season only running to nine games total, 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.

2018–19 FA WSL

The 2018–19 FA WSL was the eighth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It was the first season after a rebranding of the four highest levels in English women's football. The previous FA WSL 2 is now the Championship – eleven clubs are competing in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship.

Arsenal won their first WSL since 2012 with a 4–0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

2018–19 FA Women's League Cup

The 2018–19 FA Women's League Cup was the 8th edition of the FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship's league cup competition. It is sponsored by Continental AG, who have sponsored the competition since its creation, and is officially known as the FA Continental Tyres League Cup. All 22 teams of the FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship contest the competition - the largest field in the history of the cup.

Arsenal are the defending champions. Before the competition, only Manchester City and Arsenal had won the cup in the previous seven seasons it was contested in.

2019 FA WSL Cup Final

The 2019 FA WSL Cup Final was the eighth final of the FA WSL Cup, England's secondary cup competition for women's football teams and its primary league cup tournament. It took place on the 23 February 2019, at Bramall Lane, contested by Arsenal and Manchester City, the only two teams to have ever won the tournament.

Arsenal had competed in all but one of the previous finals, winning five. Manchester City had appeared in three of the last four, securing the trophy twice. The final was a rerun of the 2018 final, which was won by Arsenal by a goal to nil, while both teams also met in the final in 2014 when Manchester City won by the only goal.

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 SheBelieves Cup

The 2019 SheBelieves Cup was the fourth edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Brazil, England, Japan, and hosts United States, it began on February 27 and ended on March 5, 2019.The United States were the defending champions. England won the tournament for the first time.

2019–20 Manchester City W.F.C. season

The 2019–20 season will be Manchester City Women's Football Club's 32nd 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.

England at the FIFA Women's World Cup

England have participated five times at the FIFA Women's World Cup: in 1995, in 2007, 2011, 2015 and in 2019. They have reached the quarter-finals three times and the semi-finals twice.

*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-outs.

Everton L.F.C.

Everton Ladies Football Club are a women's association football team from the city of Liverpool, who compete in the FA WSL 1, the first division of women's football in England. Formed in 1983 as Hoylake W.F.C., they are now part of Everton F.C. but play their home games at Haig Avenue in Southport. The team have won the Premier League National Division once, the Premier League Cup once, and the FA Women's Cup twice.

Jade Moore

Jade Ellis Moore (born 22 October 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Reading. She has previously played for Notts County, Birmingham City, Leeds United and Lincoln City. Moore represented England at junior levels and made her debut for the senior national team in 2012. She represented her country at UEFA Women's Euro 2013 and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where she won a bronze medal.

List of FA WSL hat-tricks

Since the inception of the English women's football league competition, the FA WSL, in 2011, sixteen players have scored three goals (a hat-trick) in a single match. The first player to achieve the feat was Rachel Williams.

Five players have scored two hattricks and two players have achieved four goals in a game. Also Chelsea's 6–0 vs Bristol City saw two players completing a hattrick in the same game.

Manchester City W.F.C. in European football

Manchester City Women's Football Club is an English football club based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1988 and has competed in the UEFA Women's Champions League every season since 2016–17.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group D

Group D of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained England, Portugal, Scotland and Spain. The matches were played from 19 to 27 July 2017.

Vanina Correa

Vanina Noemí Correa (born 13 August 1983) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Rosario Central and the Argentina women's national team. She has played for Renato Cesarini, Boca Juniors and Social Lux in her country.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin – current squad


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