Isobel Christiansen

PFA Women's Young Player of the Year nominee: Izzy Christiansen (Manchester City Women, formerly Birmingham City Ladies).

Isobel is one of a number of players who have joined the Manchester City revolution and who is destined for great things in the game, at club and international level alike.

‘This is our time’ is a statement projected across the women’s section of the City website, and former Everton and Birmingham striker Isobel is sure to play a big part in the club’s future.

Born in Macclesfield, she began her career at youth level with Manchester United before joining Everton where she sampled Champions League football in her debut season.

After just one year with the Merseyside club, Isobel moved to WSL team Birmingham and became an integral part of the City side which won the FA Cup in 2012.

More Champions League experience added to her personal development and burgeoning reputation, and it was little wonder ambitious Manchester City were keen to acquire her services.

In addition to her domestic achievements, Isobel can also boast seven years’ worth of international experience, having represented England from Under 15 to Under 23 level.

Alongside new City teammate Toni Duggan, Christiansen formed part of the England side that won the UEFA Women’s Under 19 Championship in 2009 and received a silver medal the following year.

A gold medal winner with Great Britain, she was invited to join the England senior squad at the Three Lions’ training camp in Spain earlier in the year, and full international honours are just around the corner.