Nikita Parris of Manchester City Women celebrates scoring the opening goal. Yeovil Town Ladies v Manchester City Women WSL football match, Avenue Stadium, Dorchester, UK - 25 Nov 2018 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Manchester City ace Parris beats Miedema to Football Writers award

Manchester City star Nikita Parris has been crowned the Football Writers’ Association’s Women’s Footballer of the Year, beating FA Women’s Super League top scorer Vivianne Miedema to the award.

The 25-year-old Toxteth-born attacker has proved to be a nightmare for opposition defenders throughout the 2018/2019 campaign while she became the FA Women’s Super League’s all-time top scorer in November with her goal return eclipsing former Chelsea striker Eniola Aluko.

Parris’ impressive form for both club and country has seen the player named the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer of the Year. The player narrowly beat Arsenal forward Miedema to the award with Parris said to have been the outright winner by just one vote.

This season has already seen Parris lift the FA Women’s Continental League Cup with Manchester City while she played a key role in England’s success at the SheBelieves Cup in the United States in March. This summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup is next on the agenda for the likeable Liverpudlian with Parris likely to be one of the players which many fans are most looking forward to watching in action.

Parris is over four years into her career with Manchester City since joining the club from Everton in 2015 on an initial loan deal which was later made permanent. The forward is arguably City’s prized asset and there have been recent suggestions in the media that she could be on the radar of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Parris could be key to her side challenging to win back the FA Women’s Super League title next season and Manchester City will be keen to hold on to the player beyond the summer.

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