Introducing our Gatorade Women's Rising Star... Esme Morgan!

City’s women’s team celebrated the conclusion of another memorable campaign with our annual End of Season Awards.

Once again, due to social distancing restrictions with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards ceremony, presented by Pioneer, was conducted digitally.

The ceremony was hosted by on our We’re Not Really Here live matchday show ahead of our men’s game against Newcastle United, as three City stars were presented with awards for the SCM Player of the Season, the Nissan Goal of the Season and Gatorade Rising Star.

Youngster Esme Morgan scooped the Gatorade Rising Star Award, following an impressive breakthrough campaign, which included her maiden Wembley appearance, a Champions League debut, a first senior England call-up and (most importantly!) a first City goal.


“I’m really surprised in all honesty because we have so many good young players at the Club - people like Lauren HempChloe Kelly and Jess Park,” said Morgan.

“When I was told, I was flattered but I’m really pleased and it’s really nice to receive it.

“I’ve loved it this season. I’ve played more than I probably expected and I’ve had such a good experience played in so many big games, which I never imagined I would.

“That’s been so valuable and something that’s really given me a kick and drive to have more of those experiences in the future, keep developing and improving to be a more integral part of the team moving forwards.”

Hear from Esme on her excellent ‘breakthrough’ season in the video above...