My Eleven: Stoke City’s Faye McCoy

In the first edition of our newest feature, we catch up with Stoke City‘s Faye McCoy and challenge her to pick a team of eleven players and a coach that she has previously played with or been coached by. We’re excited to share with you who made the cut and why.

Danielle Hill – I played with Dan from the age of 10-years-old (she was once a left-back haha!) Everton and Blackburn with Dan. She is a brilliant keeper who demands a lot from her defence and communicates well. She is the only keeper I would want between the sticks on penalties. 

Chelsea Weston – I played with Chelsea at international level U17’s and U19’s great player and has the banter. She loves a good 50/50. 

Fern Whelan – I was at Everton and international level with Fern. She is one of the best centre-halves I’ve played with and was solid as a rock. 

Photo: @FernWhelan5

Gilly Flaherty – An international level centre half and has had a great career already. 

Claire Rafferty – I played internationally with Claire. A great left-back and was unlucky with injuries always came back stronger. 

Lynda Shepherd – I played at Blackburn with Shep, easily the first name on the team sheet every week. A leader and can guarantee will win every header!  

Photo: Colin Shorrock @FootypixSports

Fara Williams – I played at Everton with Fara was always a role model and somebody I could learn from my favourite centre mid in the women’s game. 

Jade Moore – I played international level with Jade. Jade is a hard worker, tidy on the ball and player who had a great career and now onto America to continue it. 

Jess Clarke – My old roomy at Loughborough on the player development scholarship. Never known anybody to work so hard away from the game. Brilliant winger full of tricks and pace! 

Photo: @JAClarke11

Toni Duggan – I played with Toni from about the age 14, right through Everton youth set up with Toni. A fellow scouser, I think that’s why she’s so good! Ha! Clinical finisher. 

Ellen White – Played international level with Ellen. She has always been a prolific goalscorer and is continuing to do that with Manchester City! 

Photo: @Lionesses and @DFB_Frauen

Mo Marley – My first football manager and I have nothing but respect for Mo. I never learnt so much from a manager other than Mo. Her knowledge and love for the game is up there with the best. Took me on board from a young age and I will be forever great full for that.