Chloe Kelly joined City in July 2020 on a two-year deal, following the conclusion of her contract with fellow Barclays FA Women’s Super League outfit Everton.
One of the brightest young talents in the English game, the England striker had earned plaudits for her impressive displays in the 2019/20 campaign, in which she hit the headlines with nine goals in 12 appearances - several of those long-range Goal of the Season contenders.
Eager to continue her rapid development, compete for silverware and experience Champions League football, Kelly made the move to Manchester, expressing her 'honour' to be donning sky blue.
Starting her career with Arsenal, Kelly made her debut for the Gunners in July 2015 against Watford in the Continental Cup – scoring inside 22 minutes – and went on to sign her first professional contract at Meadow Park in February of the following year.
That summer, Kelly joined Everton on loan and impressed during her initial spell on Merseyside before linking up with the club for a second temporary spell in July 2017 following the Blue Girls’ promotion to the top tier of the women’s game.
Just six months later, she agreed terms on a permanent deal with the Club and was a key figure for them until her recent departure.
On the international scene, Kelly started her foray into England’s set-up with the Lionesses' Under-15s and rose up through the ranks, helping the Under-20s to a third place finish at the 2018 FIFA U20 World Cup, alongside City starlets Georgia Stanway, Ellie Roebuck, Lauren Hemp and Esme Morgan.
In November 2018, she was handed her debut for the senior team in a 3-0 friendly win over Austria.
Already familiar with much of the City squad through international duty, Kelly hopes to follow in their footsteps for both Club and country, establishing regular starting spots and lifting trophies.
Date of birth
15 January 1998
3 July 2020