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Demi Stokes=== Wikipedia entry ===
(2014/15 - 2019/20)
Demi Lee Courtney Stokes (born 12 December 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Manchester City. She previously played for Sunderland in the English FA Women's Premier League. Stokes made her debut for the senior England women's national football team in January 2014.
Stokes joined Sunderland's youth academy as an 8-year-old and began playing in the first team at 16. She was part of the team which won the 2008–09 FA Women's Premier League Northern Division and lost the 2009 FA Women's Cup final 2–1 to Arsenal. She accepted a four-year scholarship to the University of South Florida in 2011.
In 2012 Stokes played 13 games for Vancouver Whitecaps in the pro–am North American W-League.
In January 2015 Stokes signed a three-year professional contract with Manchester City.
In July 2009 Stokes featured as England under-19 won the 2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Belarus, with a 2–0 final win over Sweden. In 2010, she helped England reach the final of the 2010 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Macedonia, where they lost their title to France. Later that summer Stokes started two of England's three games at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany.
Newly-appointed England coach Mark Sampson included Stokes in a 30-player squad for the annual training camp in La Manga, which included a match against Norway on 17 January 2014. She started the 1–1 draw with Norway at left back, to win her first senior cap. In April 2014 she scored in England's 9–0 thrashing of Montenegro at Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove.
Stokes was disappointed to be left out of England's squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was restored to the squad for the subsequent UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying campaign.
2019 Women's World Cup
In the group stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Stokes played left back in England's match against Japan where she helped England win 2–0. Stokes also played in the quarter final against Norway, helping England beat Norway 3–0.
In July 2013 Stokes captained Great Britain to a gold medal in the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.
Stokes went to Gateshead College so she could continue to study whilst still playing football.
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