Lucy Hope

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

Hope 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 Hope's long-range effort proved decisive as the Toffees emerged victorious in front of 23,500 fans.

In 2020/21, Hope registered an impressive season in the WSL as the midfielder found the back of the net five times and assisted three goals in 19 appearances.

One of the standout moments during the season was her goal to spark Everton's comeback against Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final at Goodison Park in September 2020.

The tie – which was delayed from March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic – saw her head a superb equaliser before Valerie Gauvin hit the winner for the Blues.

Hope signed a new two-year deal with Everton in March 2021.

The Scotland international fought to return from injury over the summer of 2021 and came off the bench at Goodison Park in the Blues' first game of the season against Manchester City.

However, a spell on the sidelines would continue to disrupt the Scot’s first half of the 2021/22 campaign, but Hope still managed to make 16 WSL appearances.

The 2022/23 season would be Hope's most consistent in an Everton shirt to date, evolving into a new position as a full-back.

It was here where Hope produced some of her best football, missing only two league games as she was hailed by manager Brian Sørensen as one of his most consistent performers that term.

That consistency was rewarded with a new deal as Hope extended her Everton stay in April 2023, signing a new two-year contract.

A natural leader, Hope was one of five members of the captain's group for Sørensen's first season in charge.

In January 2023, the Club confirmed the midfielder would be referred to by her married name of Lucy Hope after tying the knot just before Christmas.

She had previously been known as Lucy Graham.

Hope 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 Hibernian, where she won the Scottish Cup twice.

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

Contracted until: June 2025