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Lucy Graham

Dynamic midfielder Lucy Graham signed for Everton in July 2019 and made an instant impact with a series of all-action performances.

The Scotland international was swiftly instilled as Everton's on-field skipper as part of a new leadership structure introduced by manager Willie Kirk, with Graham working in tandem with Club captain Dan Turner.

Graham started every Everton WSL match during the 2019/20 season and scored the winner in Everton's historic Merseyside 1-0 derby success over Liverpool in November 2019.

The match was the first-ever women's derby to be held at the stadium and Graham's long-range effort proved decisive as the Toffees emerged victorious in front of 23,500 fans.

Graham joined Everton following a terrific start debut season in English football with Bristol City. She netted 12 times in all competitions in 2018/19 as the Robins finished sixth in the Women’s Super League.

She started her career as a youth player for Dunfermline before moving to Forfar Farmington.

A six-month stint at Swedish outfit Mallbackens was sandwiched between two spells at Hibs, where she won the Scottish Cup twice.

It was during her second stay in Edinburgh that Graham showcased her European pedigree, scoring four goals in three games in the 2017/18 Champions League.