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Chelsea Nightingale

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Hyde-born centre-back Chelsea Nightingale joined City in 2011, having previously played for Tameside, Greater Manchester and Manchester United.

The defender has always stayed local to her hometown and has become a key component in the Blues’ side.

With a deep passion for the game, Nightingale is admired for her strength, commitment and desire. A strong tackler too, she never gives up and will fight to the end.

Stepping into her fifth year with City, Nightingale is familiar with many members of the team. She played a vital role in the 2012 Championship-winning and 2014 Continental Cup-winning sides and is now relishing the chance to play against some of the league’s top international stars once again.

Nightingale always wants to improve herself and whilst rubbing shoulders with some of the best, she is bound to do so.

Her target for next year is to earn some long-awaited minutes for Nick Cushing’s side, having missed a large portion of the 2015 season through injury.

As the Blues bid to prove themselves as FA Women’s Super League title contenders once again, Nightingale hopes she can play a role.

With so much expectation upon her, Nightingale certainly has the right attitude and determination to cement her 'rising star' status.

Latest tweets: @chel_nighty

  • Great to start getting back involved with training sessions tonight!! (14 hours ago, via Twitter for Android)

  • Difficult day to sum up how my year has gone...very hard to take!! mentally injuries r just as… (7 days ago, via Instagram)

  • Was not expecting to be doing this on a Thursday morning 😂💃🏻 #FirstForEverything #MCWFC (8 days ago, via Twitter for iPad)

  • Tonight proved that the beautiful game is so much more than just a game!!! ❤⚽ (10 days ago, via Twitter for Android)

  • Keep pushing...small everyday changes lead to the biggest results!! #CleanDiet #Sweat #Preperation #KeyToSuccess (11 days ago, via Twitter for Android)

Instagram: @mcwfc

  • Look back on the highlights of the #MCWFC Season Awards Night now on
  • Head over to for some behind-the-scenes photo shoot shots! #mcwfc
  • Seven of our #mcwfc stars have been called up to the @england squad. Read more on
  • @toniduggan is back! We caught up with the #mcwfc and @england striker, who's been playing - and scoring - for the Development Squad. Read more on
  • We are delighted to announce Scotland striker @janeross10 has joined the Club. Full story and interview on #mcwfc
  • @izzychristiansen bagged a hat-trick in our #mcwfc End of Season Awards. See what she had to say and find out who collected the other prizes now on
  • Check out for a picture special from tonight's #mcwfc End of Season Awards! 📷
  • Good luck to @jbeattie91 who has joined Melbourne City Women on loan for the 2015/16 season. Full story on #mcwfc
  • @krystle_johnston is excited for a new challenge as one of four players released. Read more from 'Joey' on #mcwfc
  • Good luck #melbcitywfc!
  • Happy 31st, @klbardsley! Our number one is 31 today! 🎉 #mcwfc
  • What a season! Check out ten highlights from an incredible year for #mcwfc and women's football on
  • A European tour... ✈ Read up on the @uwcl following our qualification for the 2016 tournament on #mcwfc
  • Last night, we smashed the @fawsl attendance record. Can you spot yourself in our fan gallery on #mcwfc
  • City qualified for the Women's Champions League with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Notts County Ladies 🎉 Read how it all unfolded on #mcwfc
  • It's matchday! ⚽ #mcwfc v Notts County Ladies in the final @fawsl game of the season. We need a win! Who's coming along?
  • City are out of the #ContiCup after a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal Ladies in the quarter-finals. Read how it all unfolded on #mcwfc
  • @krystle_johnston says she's delighted #mcwfc are now a force to be reckoned with in the top flight. Read more on
  • It's matchday! ⚽ Tonight, we travel to Arsenal Ladies in the #ContiCup. It's a 7:45pm kick-off. Come on, City! #mcwfc
  • Read @jillscott12's thoughts on #mcwfc v Notts County and find out how you can claim your FREE ticket to the game now on
  • Six and the City! Watch highlights of our 6-1 win over Bristol Academy now on #mcwfc
  • Go behind-the-scenes on now as five of our #Lionesses headed to the CityStore to celebrate the launch of #FIFA16 with a signing session! #mcwfc
  • A 6-1 win over Bristol Academy lifted #mcwfc to the top of the @fawsl with one game to go. Read how it all unfolded on
  • It's matchday! ⚽ Today, we host Bristol Academy at 2pm in the @fawsl. Who's coming along to show their support? #mcwfc
  • Thanks for everyone that came along to support the players this afternoon at the CityStore! Full gallery on now! #fifa16 @england
  • @lucybronze meets her biggest (littlest) fan! 💙 #mcwfc
  • They're in the game! #fifa16 #mcwfc @england
  • #Repost @izzychristiansen・when you realise you'll see each other again tomorrow at club training #mixedemotions
  • The in-form @izzychristiansen says the pressure is on Chelsea in the #WSLTitleRace. Read more from the new @england star on #mcwfc
  • @jillscott12 and @izzychristiansen were on the scoresheet as @england opened their #Euro2017 qualifying campaign with an 8-0 win over Estonia. Read the report on #mcwfc
  • @stephhoughton2 says @england's #Lionesses can roar again in #Euro2017. Read more on #mcwfc
  • Meet our Lionesses next Thursday at an exclusive signing session at the CityStore! Check out for more info. #mcwfc
  • Nominate your #mcwfc stars in the Sportswomen of the Year awards 2015. Visit to make your nomination.

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