Lea Le Garrec leaves Brighton & Hove Albion Women to go back to her native France, while five other players have been released.
The midfielder, who turned down the offer of a new contract so she could return to France, made 15 WSL appearances after joining Albion in August 2019.
Head Coach Hope Powell told the club’s website: “Le has been back at home in France during the lockdown and realised how much she has missed her family.
“We’ve had lots of chats and she was very torn, but her family wanted her to stay and that was the deciding factor.”
Brighton have released Kate Natkiel, Amanda Nilden, Sophie Harris, Fern Whelan and Ini Umotong, while Maxime Bennink’s loan spell from Reading has ended.