MATCH checks out the biggest stars from the FA Women’s Super League!

 

FACTFILE

Age: 21

Position: Forward

Club: Manchester City

County: England

 

HER STORY…

  • She grew up as a big Newcastle United fan, idolising legendary striker Alan Shearer, and actually started out at one of the ex-England goal grabber’s former clubs – Blackburn!
  • She progressed through the youth ranks at Rovers, before earning a move to Manchester City in July 2015 – and she’s been at the club ever since. She was awarded the PFA Young Player Of The Year at the end of the 2018-19 season!
  • The forward was handed her first England cap in a friendly against Austria in November 2018 – and she scored on her debut! She was also part of The Lionesses’ squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Wicked!

Georgia Stanway of Manchester City scores her sides second goal during the Vitality Women’s FA CUP: Quarter Final match between Leicester City and Manchester City at Sutton Park on September 27, 2020 in Leicester, England.

HER STYLE…

  • City fans chant that she can ‘score when she wants’, so she’s known for busting WSL nets!
  • As well as her goalscoring skills, Stanway links up play between City’s midfield and attack really well!
  • She loves receiving the ball to her feet, looking up and finding a team-mate with a forward pass!

Georgia Stanway of Manchester City celebrates after scoring her sides second goal during the Vitality Women’s FA CUP: Quarter Final match between Leicester City and Manchester City at Sutton Park on September 27, 2020 in Leicester, England.

HER STATS…

15: The 2018-19 season was the best in her career – she scored 15 goals in all competitions!

19: She’s won 19 caps and scored twice for The Lionesses since her debut in 2018!

2: She bagged a brace in Manchester City’s Women’s Super League opener this season against Aston Villa!

Georgia Stanway of Manchester City looks on during the Women’s Super League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on September 05, 2020 in Birmingham, England.

WHAT’S NEXT?

She’ll be looking to improve on last season’s four league goals – and at least reach double figures in 2020-21. Helping City to a title must be a huge motivation too!