Kelly Smith – Arsenal Ladies & England legend retires from professional football.
An inspiring lady, the word “great” is frequently misused – it applies to Kelly Smith. Amazing stats : 117 England caps and 46 goals, won the UEFA Cup (now Champions League), five FA Cups – scoring 6 goals in those finals, MBE, twice FA Womens player of the year.
In addition to her technical skills, Kelly is also recognised as a leader. It hasn’t been easy as she overcame alcohol addiction, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Here is what the BBC had to say legend retires.