Kelly Smith – an inspiring lady

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.