Retired professional footballer
Former England international goalkeeper with over 80 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. This all changed just after her 15th birthday when she signed for Liverpool Ladies. She played there from 1995 to 1998, during which time she made her senior England debut, in February 1997. Exactly a year on she made her first home start against Germany.
In 1998 Rachel made the move to America. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she not only earned a degree in Sports Science but was named Goalkeeper of the Year, every year! She also holds the Pittsburgh Panthers record for the fewest goals conceded in a season.
Whilst playing for England, she went on to qualify for Women’s Euro 2001 and 2005 as well as the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China.
In 2009 she became 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 signed for Everton ladies, where she played from 2003 until 2014; in 2010 she played in her second FA Women’s Cup Final, collecting her first winner’s medal.
Rachel was in the Team GB squad for the London 2012 Olympics, an event 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 is an ambassador for UCFB - University Campus of Football Business. She works regularly on BT Sport Score, BBC's Women's Football Show and writes a column for The Guardian on the WSL.
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