Georgia Marie Stanway (born 3 January 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward and an attacking midfielder for Frauen-Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the England national team. Stanway has also represented England at various youth levels and is widely considered one of the best attacking midfield players of her generation.
In 2016, Stanway was nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. In 2017, she was nominated for PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year. In June 2018, she was named in the UEFA Women’s Champions League squad of the season. In 2019, she was awarded PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year.
Early Life and Career
Stanway was born in Barrow-in-Furness, but moved away, aged 16, to pursue her dream of playing football. She grew up idolising Alan Shearer, and supports Newcastle United.
Stanway started her career at Blackburn Rovers where she played through the youth system and eventually the senior squad playing in the FA Women’s Premier League.
On 18 July 2015, Stanway completed a move to Manchester City. On 29 July, Stanway made her senior debut for Manchester City as a substitute in a 5–0 win over Durham in the Continental Cup. On 27 August, she scored her first goal in a 2–0 victory against Everton. She ended her maiden campaign with the club’s Rising Star award. In 2016, she won the Nissan Goal of the Season award. In January 2017, she signed a new contract with the club.
Her performances in the 2017–18 season led her to be named in the UEFA Women’s Champions League Team of the Season. The following season, she was awarded the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year.
On 17 November 2019, Stanway scored two goals before being sent off, after receiving two yellow cards, in a 5–0 league win against West Ham United. She began the 2020–21 season by scoring a brace in a 2–0 away league win against Aston Villa.
In the first Manchester derby of the 2021–22 season, Stanway received a straight red card for a high challenge on Leah Galton in the 35th minute, with the score at 0–0. Despite this, Manchester City claimed a 2–2 draw. Stanway went on to win the FA WSL Goal of the Month award for December 2021. On 29 January 2022, Stanway became Manchester City’s highest women’s goalscorer after scoring a hat trick in an 8–0 win against Nottingham Forest in the fourth round of the 2021–22 Women’s FA Cup.
On 17 May 2022, it was announced that Stanway had signed a three-year deal with Frauen-Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.
In 2016, Stanway captained the England under-17 team to third at the 2016 Euros, qualifying for the World Cup. In 2018, Stanway played a pivotal role in England’s 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup campaign in France. Stanway scored six times (same as Golden Boot winner Patricia Guijarro but beaten only on assists) as England went on to finish third.
Stanway scored her first England goal, on her debut, in a 3–0 friendly victory against Austria on 8 November 2018. Stanway scored her second international goal in a 2–1 defeat to Norway in September 2019. On 27 May 2021 it was announced that Stanway had been selected as one of five strikers in the Great Britain women’s Olympic football team for the delayed 2020 Olympics.
Stanway was included in the England squad for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 in June 2022.
Georgia Stanway is currently single and not in an open relationship for now. Georgia Stanway is also not married.
Georgia Stanway’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $3 million – $12 million.
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