Jill Scott follows teammate Ellen White by announcing her retirement from the sport


Following on from the news of Ellen White announcing her retirement from the game, fellow England and Manchester City teammate Jill Scott has decided to quit the beautiful game.

The 35-year-old has played in no less than ten major tournaments, including two Olympic games with Great Britain and was a member of the victorious Lionesses side that lifted the Euro2022 trophy earlier this year.

Scott began her career with her hometown club Sunderland back in 2004. She was with Sunderland for two years before making the switch to Everton where she made 114 appearances with 21 goals to her name.

From her time at Everton, Scott then signed for Manchester City where she ended her career after making 111 appearances and scoring 19 goals.

During her time with City, she was loaned back to Everton in 2021 and spent part of last season on loan at Aston Villa.

Scott confirmed in May that she would be leaving City when her contract ended in June.

The midfielder headed an extra time winner against the Netherlands to send England into the 2009 final against Germany, where they lost 6-2.

On her recent international appearance, she came off the bench and played an integral part as the Lionesses went on to win their first major trophy in the summer.

She also featured in this years Euros as a squad member, named on the bench in four of England’s six games.

Looking back Scott will always be remembered for scoring a spectacular long-range goal in the women’s World Cup back in 2011.

She was given the honour of wearing the captains arm band in a 6-0 friendly win over Northern Ireland which marked her 150th cap. In all she made 161 appearances for England, netting 27 times.

In 2019 Scott was awarded an MBE for her contribution to the sport and sits second in the all-time list of England’s most capped players.

Scott has always been loved within the game. Known as a fun and playful character along with a relentless desire to work hard.

And like White will be another big loss to both club and country. The legend of Scott will always be in the women’s hall of fame.

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