Toni Duggan

Toni Duggan is an English footballer who plays for the England National Team. She takes the position of a winger or forward. She was born on the 25th of November, 1991 to Joanne Duggan in Liverpool, England. Duggan went to school at the Notre Dame Catholic College. She began playing football with some group of boys who belonged to a team called Jellytots. She later moved to Loughborough College and graduated from there in 2010.

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The Career of Toni Duggan

She began playing for the Everton Ladies in the 2007-08 season when the regular forwards suffered injuries. Duggan scored winning extra-time goal against Watford Ladies which put Everton into that season’s FA Women’s Premier League Cup final. She was named FA Women’s Young Player of the Year in 2009, the England Women’s U-23 Player of the year in 2012 and the North West Female Player of the Year in 2013.

Duggan also played in Everton’s 2010 FA Women’s Cup Final where the team won over Arsenal. She played for the Everton Ladies for 7 years. Later, she announced that she had signed with Manchester City on the 28th of November, 2013. Duggan 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 in August 2015. She was also part of the team when Manchester City played in the Women’s Champions League for the first time. Duggan scored a noted goal in City’s Champions League Match with Brondby in November of 2016.

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Toni Duggan signed for FC Barcelona Femeni on the 6th of July, 2017 and was a part of the squad that finished runners up to Lyon in the 2019 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final. Duggan announced she was leaving Barcelona after two seasons in Spain in search of a “new challenge” on the 5th of July, 2019.

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Toni made her international debut playing off the substitute bench to score for the England Under-17s. She has also represented England at the U-19, U-20 and U-23 levels. Duggan played in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2008 as well as 2010. She scored one of the two goals in England’s 2009 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship maiden final win against Sweden in Belarus on her 18th birthday.

Toni Duggan completed her first cap for Hope Powell’s senior team in England’s win over Croatia on the 19th of September at Bescot Stadium where the team scored 3-0. Her first international hat-trick was in a match against Turkey on the 26th of September, 2013. She scored another hat-trick in England’s world cup qualifying game against Montenegro in April of 2014. Duggan was a part of England’s squad for the FIFA Women’s world cup in 2015 in Canada where the team secured the bronze medal.

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She is an ambassador for organizations such as Kick it Out, football’s anti-discrimination organization and the charity saving lives. Duggan became the first of England Women’s football team to reach 100,000 twitter followers.