Danielle Turner

A product of the Everton Ladies Centre of Excellence, Danielle Turner enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2014, establishing herself in the Club's first-team squad.

Turner, whose development was aided with a decorated loan spell at Icelandic team Stjarnan in 2012/13, missed the 2013 season back home through injury but proved her value with 21 appearances in all competitions the following year.

And the player's impressive performances were recognised with a new two-year deal in December 2014 following a year in which she helped her side reach the FA Cup final.

Turner has international experience with both the England Under-19 and Under-23 teams.

Deployed as a marauding left wing-back by then-manager Andy Spence in 2017, the jet-heeled Turner made nine appearances and scored two goals, including a stunning free-kick in a 5-0 win over Brighton.

Named skipper after the departure of Michelle Hinnigan prior to the start of the 2017/18 WSL 1 campaign, Turner led by example, scoring six goals in 23 games. She again showed her versatility, starting the season at left-back before switching to the left of a front three.

Turner retained the captaincy under Willie Kirk in 2018/19 and made her 100th appearance for the Club during the campaign.

Sharing leadership duties with newcomer Lucy Graham in Kirk's first full season in charge, Turner was a fixture at left-back.

She played all 14 of her side's league matches in a campaign prematurely halted by the coronavirus pandemic – but one in which Kirk's team finished sixth to underline the Club's re-emergence as a WSL force.

Turner scored her only goal of 2019/20 when Manchester United were the first visitors to Everton's new Walton Hall Park home for what would be the final game of the Blues' league season.

The Club captain committed her future with the Blues when she signed a two-year extension in June 2020.

The season that followed was hampered injury for Turner, who made 14 appearances in the Women’s Super League.

In March 2021, it was confirmed Turner would miss the remainder of the campaign due to a calf injury.

Turner later confirmed she had been suffering from Functional Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome and underwent successful surgery in April.

The Club captain completed her rehabilitation over the summer and returned fit and ready for the 2021/22 campaign.

Turner missed only one game in the league for the Blues through injury and found herself on the scoresheet twice over the course of the season.

The full-back also earned five clean sheets across all competitions.

Contracted until: June 2022