Simone Magill

Everton snapped up highly-rated Northern Ireland international 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 through her international endeavours - Magill made her senior bow in 2010 aged just 15.

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

She appeared in the 2014 FA Women's Cup final and became a regular source of goals for Everton.

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 as Everton won promotion to the top-flight.

After an injury-disrupted 2017/18 season, 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 the Toffees' 2-1 Merseyside derby victory over Liverpool in December.

Magill 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 and continued to play an important role for the Blues in 2019/20.

She played 13 matches before the season was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic and helped Everton achieve a sixth-place WSL finish.

The 2020/21 season saw Magill hit six goals in 16 WSL appearances for Everton as the Blues sustained their steady progress, finishing fifth in the WSL and reaching the 2020 FA Cup final.

She was was also instrumental figure in the Northern Ireland Women team that made history by qualifying for Euro 2022, the country's first-ever major international tournament.

Magill missed portions of the 2021/22 season through injury but contributed to the Blues securing their first-ever top-flight points against Manchester United and Leicester City.

The Northern Ireland international equalised against the Red Devils in a 1-1 draw in November 2021, before slotting home a winning strike away to the newly-promoted Foxes.

The 2021/22 campaign would be Magill’s final season in an Everton shirt as she announced her intention to leave the Club following the expiry of her contract.