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An evening with Former Lionesses Forward
Rachel Yankey OBE

Friday 12th May 2023
At the Cleethorpes Pearl
(formerly The beachcomber)
Come Listen to Rachel talk about her footballing career and how she became the UK's first Professional Female footballer
Rachel Yankey OBE in action

Rachel Yankey OBE

Rachel Aba Yankey, OBE (born 1 November 1979) is an English former footballer who played for the England national team. She played as a left winger or forward. She left Arsenal after 13 years in December 2016 at the end of her contract. She is ranked among the Arsenal Ladies Legends.

Since making her debut in 1997, Yankey appeared on 129 occasions for England and at the time became the most capped player ever to play for England, ahead of male goalkeeper Peter Shilton with 125 (though this record has since been beaten by several female players). She was the second English female player, after Gillian Coultard, to make a century of international appearances. Yankey was part of the Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics.

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