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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 new boss 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.


Contracted until: June 2022