Hanna Bennison

Club-record signing Hanna Bennison joined Everton in August 2021.

Penning a four-year deal, Bennison is considered as one of the most exciting talents in world football.

A creative, dynamic midfield player with an eye for goal, Bennison made her senior Sweden debut just one month after her 17th birthday, excelling in a friendly international against world champions USA.

She has continued to feature regularly for her country and was part of the squad that won silver at the delayed 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

In March 2021 Bennison received the prestigious Goal NXGN Award for the best young female footballer in the world.

Bennison was aged just 15 when she made her first senior appearance for Rosengard in the Swedish top-flight in April 2018.

She went on to play key role in the team’s title-winning campaign the following season – starting 16 of their 18 league matches – and her exceptional campaign was recognised with the league’s breakthrough talent award.

Bennison also helped Rosengard reach the quarter-finals of the 2020/21 Champions League, scoring two goals in the competition.

She was the third Sweden international to join the Club in the summer of 2021, following in the footsteps of Nathalie Björn and Anna Anvegård who made the switch to Merseyside.

Bennison scored her first goal for the Club with a stunning strike that regained the lead in a 3-1 win over Birmingham City in September 2021.

Her talent was showcased across the campaign but especially during the 1-0 win over Aston Villa in March.

The Swede delivered a pinpoint crossfield pass into the path of Aurora Galli who slotted home the winner to secure a vital three points for the Blues.

Bennison's impressive performances saw her named Everton's Young Player of the Season for 2021/22.

The Blues midfielder was included in Sweden's squad for the European Championships held in England.

It would be in this tournament that Bennison would score her first senior international goal with a sensational effort from long range to help Sweden beat Switzerland in the group stage.

Bennison's Sweden would go on to reach the semi-finals where they were beaten by eventual winners England.

Following the departure of Simone Magill, Swede Bennison was handed the number 10 shirt ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Under the guidance of new coach Brian Sorensen, she made 25 appearances and scored four goals.

Contracted until: June 2025