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Simone Magill

Everton snapped up highly-rated striker Simone Magill in March 2013 ahead of the inaugural Women's Super League season. The then 18-year-old had caught the eye after netting 18 goals in the Northern Irish Premier Division with Mid-Ulster as well as her international endeavours.

Having come through the ranks, she captained Northern Ireland's Under-19s to the European Championships, and made her senior bow in 2010 aged just 15.

Magill also boasts the world record for the fastest ever goal at international level, having found the net after just 11 seconds of an European Qualifying match against Georgia, beating the previous record of 12 seconds by USA's Alex Morgan.

She appeared in the 2014 FA Women's Cup final and became a regular source of goals for Andy Spence's side. However, injury saw her miss much of the 2016 WSL campaign but she returned in style a year later in the Spring Series, notching five goals in seven games.

Magill continued to form a key part of the squad as the Toffees stepped up to WSL 1, but injury limited her to just 12 appearances back in the top flight.

Magill was in excellent form throughout 2018/19. She made 20 appearances for the Blue Girls, scoring three goals. Her tally included a stunning long-range winner in Toffees 2-1 Merseyside derby victory over Liverpool in December.

The 24-year-old saw her efforts recognised as she won Everton's Player of the Season prize. The campaign was also saw Magill achieve a notable international landmark, as she passed a half-century of senior caps for Northern Ireland.

Magill signed a new three-year contract with Everton in July 2019.