|Millie Bright Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||August 21, 1993|
Millie Bright is an English professional soccer player who has represented, as a defender, the top-flight English club Chelsea F.C. Women (2015–Present). She had previously had a stint with Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. (2009–2014) and a loan spell with Leeds United Women F.C. (2011–2012). Representing Chelsea F.C. Women, she won the FA (The Football Association) WSL (Women’s Super League) (2015, 2017–18, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22); the FA Women’s Cup (2014–15, 2017–18, 2020–21, 2021–22); the FA Women’s League Cup (2019–20, 2020–21); and the FA Community Shield in 2020. She was included in the FA WSL PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) ‘Team of the Year’ in the 2017–18 and the 2019–20 seasons. She was also an integral member of the Chelsea F.C. Women squad that finished as the runner-up in the 2020–21 season of the UEFA Women’s Champion’s League, the first occasion that the team had made it to the final of the prestigious continental tournament. It was also just the 2nd instance of an English team making it to the final of this tournament – Arsenal W.F.C. had won the title in the 2006–07 season. At the international level, Millie represented England at the under-19 and under-23 tiers before making her senior national debut in September 2016. She was named the ‘England Young Player of the Year’ in 2016. She was an integral member of the English squad that won the UEFA Women’s Championship (aka UEFA Women’s Euro) in 2022. This was England’s first such title triumph after a runners-up finish in both 1984 and 2009. The team defeated European powerhouse Germany (who had won 8 of the 12 titles that had been contested before this edition (2022) of the tournament) in the final. Millie was included in the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) FIFPro (International Federation of Professional Footballers) ‘Women’s World11’ in both 2020 and 2021.
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Cobham, Elmbridge, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Millie had attended the Sheffield Road School in Killamarsh, North East Derbyshire. She later studied at the Killamarsh Junior School, a primary school in Killamarsh, followed by Eckington School, a large comprehensive school in Eckington, Derbyshire.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Steve Bright
- Mother – Nicola Bright
- Siblings – She has a brother and a sister.
She has been represented by Sue Radley, Manager & Booking Agent, Revo Sports Management, Athlete Management Agency, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
- 6, 16, 5 – England
- 4 – Chelsea F.C. Women
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
69 kg or 152 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Millie has dated –
- Levi Crew (2020-2021)
- Jordan Bird (2021-2022)
Race / Ethnicity
She is of British descent.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, neck-length, straight hair
- Gleaming face
- Charming smile
- Has her left forearm covered in tattoos
She has served as an ambassador for –
- Adidas AG (German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories)
- Make-A-Wish UK (the British subsidiary of Make-A-Wish Foundation, an American nonprofit organization that helps fulfill the wishes of children with critical illnesses)
- Rossall School (a co-educational independent day and boarding school in Fylde Coast, Lancashire, England)
Millie Bright Facts
- Millie had suffered from pneumonia as a toddler. She also spent some of her early childhood struggling with bouts of asthma.
- As a child, she had dreamt of a career in equestrianism but took to playing soccer by the time she turned 9 years old. She joined Killamarsh Dynamos, a local team in Derbyshire, after watching a friend play for the team.
- She was later scouted by Sheffield United W.F.C. (an English women’s football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire) and joined their academy team. She spent the rest of her youth career there before starting her senior professional career with Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. in 2009.
- At the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Millie was sent off in England’s 2–1 semi-final defeat to the United States after receiving a 2nd yellow card. This was just the 2nd instance of England reaching the semi-final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup – the other instance was the previous edition (2015) of the tournament, also a 2-1 defeat, to Japan.
- In December 2020, she and fellow English professional soccer player Rachel Daly (also Millie’s best friend) started DalyBrightness, a shopping & retail business through which they have also launched a clothing line and done charity work.
- Millie captained England for the first time in April 2021, in a friendly game against Canada.
- She was an integral part of the English squad that won the inaugural edition of the Arnold Clark Cup in 2022. Millie was the joint-leading goalscorer of the tournament with 2 goals. England (2 points) and Germany (1 point) had started the last match of the tournament trailing their other 2 opponents – Spain (5 points) and Canada (4 points). This last match between England and Germany was heading towards a tame draw with the 2 teams level at a goal apiece going into the last 10 minutes.
- Millie then struck a vital blow in the 84th minute of the match to put England ahead (2-1) which the team managed to convert into a 3-1 win. Her goal proved decisive in not just England winning the match but also the tournament as they edged Spain on goal difference (+2 compared to +1) – both teams had finished top of the table in the 4-team tournament with 5 points each.
Featured Image by Millie Bright / Instagram