England Women’s National Team player, Gemma Bonner is a skilful defender who also plays for Manchester City Women’s Football Club She began her career as early as the age of eight when she joined Leeds United and has also been known to play for Chelsea and Liverpool.
During her time at Leeds United, Gemma lifted the 2010 League Cup along with her teammates and came runners-up in the 2008 FA Cup. With the WSL season approaching, Chelsa noted Bonner’s strong ability, confidence and versatility with both feet leading them to sign a contract with her in 2011.
It was Gemma’s goal in the sixth round of the 2011-12 FA Women’s Cup that helped the team secure their place in the semi-finals and eventually the first FA Cup Final for Chelsea. After handing the cup to Birmingham City, Gemma signed a new contract with Liverpool in later 2012.
Re-joining ex-Chelsea manager, Matt Beard, Bonner settled in quickly to her new team and became captain for the team that won the league title in 2013 and 2014. With a small decline in success the following year, Gemma extended her contract with the club in 2015 as she stated that she was excited for the challenge ahead. After six years of membership and 115 appearances for Liverpool, Bonner left to join Manchester City Women in 2018.
With a passion for football as soon as she could run, Bonner represented the England National Team at Under 17,19, 20 and 23 levels. She was called up to make her first senior appearance in September 2013 when England won 8-0 against Turkey in a World Cup qualifying match. Due to the success of her first appearance, she was later called up for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, but she was ruled out due to an injury, Gemma has been added to the 2019 SheBelieves Cup squad.