Arsenal Ladies Captain. England. Team GB 2012. Nike Athlete. Kelly was one of the youngest ever players to be selected to play for the ...
Arsenal Ladies Captain. England. Team GB 2012. Nike Athlete. Kelly was one of the youngest ever players to be selected to play for the England national Ladies team making her debut v Italy in 1995 at the age of 17. Kelly’s career accelerated at the age of 21 when she was awarded a scholarship by Seton Hall University, New Jersey. Over the following 3 seasons Kelly gained notoriety in the United States as one of the nation’s top collegiate players. She progressed from the college circuit to go on to play professionally for several teams including the Philadelphia Charge and Boston Breakers for a 6 year stint before heading back home. On her return to the UK Kelly resumed her career playing for Arsenal. Kelly continues to be a member of the England team with 117 caps to her name as well as the all-time record for goals scored at 46. She has also featured in the top five of the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year rankings four times in her career.