Prolific for England at youth level, Nikita Parris has transferred this form to the main stage and was her country’s top scorer in World Cup 2019 qualifying with six goals.
After joining Everton’s centre of excellence aged 14, Parris was soon being touted as a star of the future and was duly named in the Toffees’ squad for the inaugural FA Women’s Super League season in 2011.
The Toxteth native continued to plunder goals even though Everton struggled for form and she joined Manchester City, initially on loan, in January 2015 and she has thrived ever since.
Parris made her England bow against Serbia in June 2016, and scored her first goals – a brace – against the same opponents just three days later.
The 25-year-old broke her tournament duck when she scored the winner against Portugal at Euro 2017.
"Nikita has passed every test set her in football so far and has made each step up with aplomb"Lucy Ward