Retired professional footballer
Former England goalkeeper with over 80 international caps
Played for Women Super League (WSL) sides Liverpool and Everton
Part of Team GB 2012 London Olympics squad
Columnist for The Guardian
Reporter for BBC’s Women's Football Show and The Score on BT Sport
Rachel is a former goalkeeper who has played for England on more than 80 occasions, and with top WSL sides - Liverpool Women and Everton Ladies.
Having started playing football at primary school, Rachel had no choice but to be part of the boy’s team, however this all changed just after her 15th birthday when she signed for Liverpool Ladies. She played there from 1995 to 1998 and in this time also made her senior England debut in February 1997. Exactly a year on she made her first home start against Germany where they won 1-0, a world cup qualifying defeat.
In 1998 Rachel made the big move to America where she attended the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, where she not only earned a degree in Sports Science but was named Goalkeeper of the year every year! She also holds the Panther’s record for the fewest goals conceded in a season.
Whilst playing for England, she went on to qualify for Women’s Euro 2001, Women’s Euro 2005 and the 2007 FIFA Women’s world cup in China, winning over 80 caps.
In 2009 she was one of the first female players to be given a central contract by the FA, a groundbreaking moment for women’s football in this country.
Rachel then moved on to play for Everton ladies, where she played from 2003 until 2014; in 2010 she played in her second FA Women’s Cup final and collected her first winners medal.
Rachel was in the 2012 Great Britain squad for the London Olympics which she describes as the peak of her career.
After retiring early in 2015, Rachel has worked in the media as a pundit and co commentator and with UCFB as an ambassador. She works regularly on BT Score, BBC's Women's Football Show and writes a column for The Guardian on the WSL.
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