Ella Toon

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August 19, 2022

Ella Ann Toone (Tyldesley, 2 September 1999) is an English footballer, Manchester United and England striker. With the jersey of the Great Britain national team you took part in the women's tournament of the XXXII Olympiad.

Career

Club

Born in Tyldesley in Greater Manchester County, Ella Toone started playing football as a child, playing for the Astley & Tyldesley women's team. In 2007 she joined Manchester United's Center of Excellence, playing in Manchester United's youth teams and remaining there for six years. In 2013, in fact, given the lack of the first women's team at Manchester United, she decided to move to Blackburn Rovers. From 2016, thanks to a double contract, she trained with Manchester City, champion of England that year, and at the weekend she played with Blackburn Rovers in the FA Women's Premier League. In the 2017 season she made her debut in the FA Women's Super League, the top flight of the English league. When in 2018 Manchester United decided to create a first women's team and enroll it in the FA Women's Championship, the second national series, Toone decided to return to the company where she had grown up and of which she had been a fan since childhood, one of the seven players who returned later the experience in the center of excellence. The first season ended with an easy championship victory, which propelled United into the Super League. Toone scored 14 league goals, making her the team's second-highest scorer after Jessica Sigsworth, and winning the title of Best Player in the Championship of February. In the 2019-20 edition of the FA Women's League Cup she scored five goals in an 11-1 win over Leicester City, equaling Sigsworth's record for most goals in an official match. At the start of the 2021-22 season you renewed your contract with United for another four years, of which you are the player with the most appearances and goals in official matches.

National

Ella Toone has been part of the England youth national teams since the Under-17s, with which she participated first in the 2016 European championship in the category and then in the 2016 world championship in the category. At the European Championship Toone scored two goals in a large 12-0 win over hosts Belarus in the group stage. With the Under-19 you have played and scored five goals in the qualifying phase for the 2018 European championship in the category, without England gaining access to the final phase. You then played in the English Under-21 in a series of friendlies and international tournaments. She had also been included in an enlarged first squad ahead of the 2018 Under-20 World Championship, but she did not have to leave the team due to an injury. Toone received her first call-up to the senior squad on September 30, 2020 when recruiter Phil Neville called her for a rally. She then made her international debut on 23 February 2021 in a 6-0 friendly win against Northern Ireland, a match in which she also scored her first international goal. At the end of May 2021 Hemp was included among the reserves of the Great Britain national team in view of the women's tournament of the XXXII Olympiad. A few days later she was forced to leave the retreat because she was positive for COVID-19. She was later reinstated in the squad after it was decided to expand the squads of the participating national teams from 18 to 22. she During the tournament she played in the last minutes of the group stage match against Chile. She was then used regularly in qualifying matches for the 2023 World Championship, scoring two hat-tricks, one in the 10-0 victory over Latvia on 26 October 2021 and the other in the 10-0 victory over North Macedonia again. 'April 8, 2022