Chelsea Women’s goalkeeper Lizzie Durack retires aged 25

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Chelsea keeper Lizzie Durack has retired from football to pursue a career in finance.

‘While it’s been a difficult decision, it has come to the time in my football career where I feel I need to explore other career opportunities that I have studied towards and that I am very passionate about,’ Durack told the club’s website.

‘I will always be grateful for my time at Chelsea, especially due to the wonderful support from the fans, my team mates and all the women’s team staff.’

She played for Everton before she headed to the USA to study at Harvard University, where she played college football.

Returning for a second spell with the Toffees, she joinied Chelsea last summer but only played in three Conti Cup ties.

Durack, who appeared for Australia U-17s before representing England at several different age groups, gained one senior cap with the Lionesses.