Who is Millie Bright?
Millie Bright is a professional English footballer who plays for the England National team as well as her club “Chelsea”. She was born on the 21st of August,1993 in a market town Killamarsh, England to Nicola Bright. She plays the role of the defender for her team.
Bright went to school at the Sheffield Road School located in Killamarsh. During her schooling, she developed interests in football and started playing with the schoolmates. She later attended the Eckington Secondary School at Eckington, Derbyshire and played more and trained herself. Apart from Football, Millie enjoys horse riding and is also a talented horse rider. During her early years, Millie Bright played for the Doncaster Rovers Belles which is a professional English women’s football club where she put up a really strong performance in the second tier of the FA Women’s Super League.
The Career of Millie Bright
Millie Bright signed with Chelsea in December 2015. She agreed to join the club as Chelsea’s assistant manager, who used to manage her when she was at the Doncaster Rover Belles, convinced her. She has made 60 league appearances and 4 league goals. Bright qualified for the 2016-2017 UEFA Women’s Champion League for the second time in the team’s history. During the 2015 season, she made a total of 14 appearances with a total of 906 minutes. Bright won both the WSL1 and Women’s FA Cup at the very end of her first campaign. She contributed so much to the club that she got the name as the Chelsea Players’ Player of the Year at the end of the season. At the end of the 2017 season, she again signed a new contract with Chelsea which was of three and a half years.
Bright has represented her country in various youth national teams, including the under-23 squad. She scored a penalty kick goal against the United States during the final game of the Nordic Cup in June 2016. Millie also received her first cap for the senior England national team by the national coach Mark Sampson in September 2016. She was the last-minute substitute in a 2-0 win over Belgium.
More About Bright
She was not a part of England squad for the SheBelieves Cup in February 2019 because of an injury but later selected for the 2019 Women’s world cup in May 2019. Bright has secured a very strong place for herself in the senior national team. The BBC Sports website rated her 9/10. She is a very reliable defender of the team.
Millie Bright also had Pneumonia and Asthma. Yet, she did not let that stop her from playing football. This also shows her passion for the game which resulted in a successful career.