England’s most-capped participant Fara Williams has been joined within the Women’s Super League Hall of Fame by her former worldwide team-mate Rachel Yankey.Williams, who was the first participant to be inducted on Wednesday morning, appeared in each WSL season till her retirement in May.Both gamers received two WSL titles, Williams with Liverpool in 2013 and 2014, and Yankey with Arsenal in 2011 and 2012.The pair have been team-mates for Great Britain on the London 2012 Olympic Games and every made greater than a century of appearances for England, Williams ending her worldwide profession with a document 172 caps.World Cup Qualification UEFA’It was a tough time’ – Tomori settled in Milan after robust finish at ChelseaAN HOUR AGOChair of the WSL Hall of Fame panel Kelly Simmons stated: “I’m delighted that Fara is our first inductee.”She is one of these gamers that may do one thing particular whenever you least count on it, and as a result of of that – in addition to having been an ever current within the Barclays FA Women’s Super League previous to her retirement – the panel was unanimous in her being inducted.”Not solely was she an unbelievable participant however she is an excellent particular person, and she is absolutely deserving of her induction into the inaugural Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Fara.”Williams performed her remaining WSL match in May, when she appeared for Reading in a 5-0 defeat in opposition to Chelsea.At the time of her retirement, Williams was fourth on the league’s all-time checklist for quantity of assists with 28. She now works as a coach and a pundit.”Wow… I’m honoured to be inducted into the Barclays FA WSL Hall of Fame,” Williams wrote on Twitter.”Growing up enjoying on my property I by no means dreamed of being knowledgeable footballer. I simply liked the sport and nonetheless do now, so to be recognised on this means is so particular to me and such an enormous honour.”Yankey is one of essentially the most embellished British gamers within the girls’s sport having received each home honour potential with Arsenal, together with eight league titles.During a 20-year profession, the skilful winger additionally performed for Fulham, Birmingham, Notts County, Laval Dynamites and New Jersey Wildcats. She received 129 caps for England, scoring 19 objectives.“I’m delighted that Rachel Yankey has been unveiled as one of the first ever Barclays FA WSL Hall of Fame inductees,” journalist and member of the WSL Hall of Fame choice panel, Suzanne Wrack stated.“She was at all times a participant I admired and one of these people who you might inform genuinely loved each minute she had on the pitch.“Watching her as a participant was an absolute pleasure and I’m thrilled she is taking that information into teaching. She’s absolutely deserving of her induction into the inaugural Barclays FA WSL Hall of Fame.”Two extra gamers shall be inducted into the WSL Hall of Fame earlier than Thursday lunchtime.Women’s Champions LeagueChampions League holders Barcelona stay the very best – The Warm-Up12 HOURS AGOWorld Cup Qualification UEFAWard-Prowse added to England squad to switch injured PhillipsYESTERDAY AT 13:21


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