City will have 11 representatives at this summer's tournament, sporting the colours of England, Sweden, Norway and Spain.
As we build-up to the highly-anticipated competition, which will be played across ten English venues from 6 to 31 July, including the Academy Stadium, we shine the spotlight on our Blue stars.
Today, we place the focus on our wing wonder Chloe Kelly...
Birthplace: London, England
Date of birth: 15 January 1998
Height: 5’ 6” (168cm)
Senior debut: v Chelsea, 29 August 2020
Senior debut: v Austria, 8 November 2018
Senior goals: 1
City: FA Cup winner (2020), Continental Cup winner (2021/22)
Individual: PFA WSL Player of the Month (September 2019), PFA WSL Team of the Year inclusion (2019/20), Northwest Football Awards Player of the Season (2021/21), Club Player of the Season (2020/21)
Since breaking onto the scene as a teenager, Kelly has become one of the most exciting and talented forwards in the world and a trusted name for Club and country.
Widely regarded as one of the brightest young stars in the English game, the 24-year-old grew up playing street football with her five elder brothers, an experience which developed her love of the sport.
In the summer of 2020, Kelly moved to the Academy Stadium from Everton and enjoyed a wildly successful maiden campaign, scoring 16 goals in 34 appearances and scooped the Club’s Player of the Season award for her exploits.
The pacey forward also played a fundamental role in helping the side to the 2019/20 FA Cup before a heartbreaking ACL injury brought her debut season to a premature end.
After 11 months of painstaking recovery, Kelly returned to the pitch stronger than ever, with several members of Gareth Taylor’s squad praising her resilience and drive.
Technically and tactically astute, the winger can cut inside or drive to the byline, providing opportunities for herself and her teammates to find the back of the net. Her positional awareness, along with her speed and strength, makes her one of the most valuable assets on the pitch.
Internationally, Kelly first wore the England shirt as part of the Under-15 squad. Having risen through the ranks, she helped the Under-20s reach a third-place finish at the 2018 FIFA U20 World Cup alongside City starlets Ellie Roebuck, Lauren Hemp and Esme Morgan.
Making her senior team debut against Austria in 2018, Kelly registered her first England goal earlier this month in a 3-0 win over Belgium, which she described as 'an amazing experience.'
Thankfully, our faithful forward isn’t going anywhere – she penned a new three-year contract in February 2022, committing her to the Club until the summer of 2025.
When discussing her contract extension, Head Coach Gareth Taylor said: “She’s an unbelievable talent, as she showed during her first season here, and is a player with a very bright future ahead of her. We’ve only scratched the surface of what she has to offer.”
Will Kelly continue her rise to stardom and add a Euros medal to her list of accolades?
England v Austria
Wednesday 6 July, 20:00
Old Trafford, Manchester
England v Norway
Monday 11 July, 20:00
American Express Community Stadium, Brighton
Northern Ireland v England
Friday 15 July, 20:00
St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
What dreams are made of 🦁 🏴 pic.twitter.com/gs92b9P44R— Chloe (@Chloe_Kelly98) June 15, 2022