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City Women dominate PFA 2017 Team of the Year

TEAM OF THE YEAR? MCWFC have been backed by their fellow pros

TEAM OF THE YEAR? MCWFC have been backed by their fellow pros

There has been yet more recognition for City’s all-conquering women’s team with the announcement of the 2017 PFA Team of the Year.

Announced ahead of the 44th PFA Awards to be held in the Grosvenor House in London on Sunday April 23 2017, City Women have five of the 11 places available after their fellow professionals again recognised the Blues’ achievements over the past 12 months.

Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Jill Scott, Jenny Beattie and Jane Ross make up the Blues’ quintet with the news coming hot on the heels of last week’s individual nominations that saw six Manchester City Women nominated in the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year categories.

TOGETHER: Team spirit has carried the Blues to glory

PFA Members from 100 clubs (Premier League, Football League and WSL) have been voting and the PFA WSL Team of the Year in association with Sodexo is as follows. 

·         Goalkeeper - Mary Earps (Reading FC Women)

·         Defender - Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women)

·         Defender - Jenny Beattie (Manchester City Women)

·         Defender - Steph Houghton (Manchester City Women)

·         Defender - Jess Carter (Birmingham City Ladies)

·         Midfielder - Karen Carney (Chelsea Ladies)

·         Midfielder - Jill Scott (Manchester City Women)

·         Midfielder - Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies)

·         Midfielder - Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies)

·         Forward - Jane Ross (Manchester City Women)

·         Forward - Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies)

 PFA Chief Executive, Gordon Taylor OBE: “The PFA Awards is always a special occasion and one of the biggest nights in football’s social calendar.

 “For the winners who are honoured at the awards, there can be no greater personal accolade than that of being recognised by your peers; an honour to be cherished.”

Congratulations to all our nominated players from everybody at the Club.


Man City Women scarf the city!

MANCHESTER PRIDE: Carli Lloyd proudly holds the Man City Women scarf aloft

Anticipation is building in Manchester for Man City Women’s Champions League semi-final clash with Lyon.

On Wednesday morning, the city centre awoke to find more than 300 MCWFC scarves draped, hung and hidden throughout its streets as Saturday’s mouth-watering first leg tie approaches.


Lloyd: We know we can win it

STAR QUALITY: Carli Lloyd has slotted seamlessly into Nick Cushing's side

Carli Lloyd believes Man City Women can win the Champions League.

The Blues have reached the semi-finals in their first season in European competition and face three-time winners Lyon over two legs.


Stokes: We are fearless

STOKED: Demi Stokes is relishing the challenges that lie ahead over the next few months

Demi Stokes believes Man City Women can head into their Champions League semi-final clash with Lyon full of confidence.

The Blues face the three-time European champions in a two-legged encounter, kicking off this Saturday at the Academy Stadium at 2pm.