Toni Duggan (born 25 July 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a winger or as a forward for Barcelona and the England women’s national football team.
She previously played for English teams Everton Ladies and Manchester City.
Like nearly all of today’s professional women footballers, Duggan started playing with boys – for an under-eight team known as the Jellytots.
Duggan attended Notre Dame Catholic College and graduated from Loughborough College in 2010.
Duggan is an ambassador for Kick It Out, football’s anti-discrimination organisation and the charity Saving Lives.
In March 2014 she apologised after ‘blacking up’ for a fancy dress party to impersonate Whoopi Goldberg from the film Sister Act.
In April 2015, she apologised after posting a picture of herself smiling with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, only hours after United had defeated City.
Many City fans were disappointed and called for her to be axed from their women’s team.
In May 2016, it was reported that Duggan was about to become the first of the England women’s football team to reach 100,000 Twitter followers. Duggan commented that, “I like social media and without social media the game wouldn’t be where it’s at.”
Image Courtesy – Toni Duggan (Instagram)