Ella Toone is an English footballer who plays as a forward for FA WSL club Manchester United and England. She has previously played for Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers and has represented England at under-17, under-19, under-21, and senior levels.
Ella Ann Toone was born on September 2, 1999, in Tyldesley, England. She attended Fred Longworth High School. After leaving secondary school, whilst playing for Manchester United, Toone enrolled in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Sports Science course at Wigan and Leigh College. Ella Toone’s youth career passed through Astley & Tyldesley FC (2005-2007), Manchester United (2007-2013), and Blackburn Rovers (2013–2016).
Ella Toone made her professional debut in 2015 for Blackburn Rovers. She spent two seasons for the senior team having 20 matches and 13 goals.
Ella Toone joined Manchester City in the summer of 2016. In July, she made her senior Manchester City debut as a substitute in an 8–0 win over Aston Villa in the Continental Cup. She was nominated alongside four others for the FA Women’s Young Player of the Year award in May 2018, an award eventually won by Beth Mead. For the team of Manchester City she has 5 matches and no goals.
In July 2018, Ella Toone joined Manchester United for their inaugural season in the FA Women’s Championship for the 2018–19 season, one of seven players to return to the senior side having played for the club at youth level. She made her competitive debut for Manchester United, as a half-time substitute for Mollie Green, in a 1–0 League Cup victory against Liverpool on August 19. On September 9, she scored her first senior goal, on her league debut, in United’s opening game of the 2018–19 season, a 12–0 win away to Aston Villa. She was voted FA Women’s Championship player of the month for February 2019, having scored five goals in United’s two league games, with four of them scored against Leicester City on February 13.
In the 2019–20 season, Ella Toone scored five goals in a League Cup group stage game as United beat Leicester City 11–1 on November 21, 2019, equaling the club record set by Jessica Sigsworth the previous season. Ahead of the 2020–21 season, Toone signed a new two-year contract with an option for a third. Ella Toone finished the season as United’s top goalscorer, with 10 goals in all competitions. On November 20, 2021, it was announced that Ella Toone had signed a new contract until June 2025.
At the international level, Ella Toone has played for England U17 (12 matches / 4 goals), England U19 (6 matches / 5 goals), England U21 (13 matches / 2 goals) and England (8 matches / 6 goals).