Apr 7, 2020
In this episode you’ll hear from the football legend that is Kelly Smith MBE. Kelly is widely regarded as one of world’s greatest-ever female players.
Kelly scored a record 46 goals for England in 117 internationals before retiring after a 20 year career in 2015. Playing for Arsenal, Kelly won the League title six times and the FA Cup five times. She played in four European Championships and two World Cups and represented Team GB at London 2012.
Kelly also had a career in the US, and in 2008 was awarded an MBE for services to women’s football.
Kelly talks openly about how tough it was playing football as youngster and being kicked off two teams for being a girl, how England is the best place for any young woman wanting to play professional football today and why she feels it’s so important to share her past struggles with alcohol to encourage others to talk more openly about mental health.
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