Strikers / Nikita Parris


A product of the Everton Centre of Excellence, striker Nikita has risen through the Blues ranks to the senior side.

A pacy forward, Nikita joined Everton at 14 years old, and has gone on to represent England at Under-15 and Under-17 level.

She has also featured at Under-19 level for the Three Lions - at just 16 years of age.

More commonly known as 'Keets' to her team mates, Nikita made her debut for Everton Ladies in the 2010/11 Women's Champions League qualifying tournament in Lithuania in August 2010.

She also came on as a late substitute in the Blues' Champions League quarter-final second leg clash with FCR 2001 Duisburg in Germany in March 2011.

Nikita featured regularly for Everton Ladies reserves in the second half of the 2010/11 season, and was also named in Mo Marley's squad for the inaugural FA Women's Super League in the summer of 2011.

She hit the headlines after scoring the equaliser in the Continental Cup clash with Liverpool in March 2013, and followed that up with a number of stunning goals.

Now handed the number nine shirt, she will be looking to continue her rise to prominence.

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