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 Willie Kirk's team achieve a sixth-place WSL finish.