The newly launched Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame has Rachel Yankey as its second inductee of 2021.
Yankey is one of the country’s most decorated players having won every competition available with Arsenal, which included two FA Women’s Super League titles in 2011 and 2012.
Many may also recall her starring role in the very first FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Final, when she scored a double in the Gunners’ 4-1 win over Birmingham City – one of them a stunning volley.
A skilful winger with a wand of a left foot, Yankey was a standout in the inaugural season of the FA Women’s Super league, creating more chances than any other player during her team’s title winning campaign.
Her two league titles in the FA WSL would contribute to an overall tally of eight during her career.
The Barclays FA WSL Hall of Fame expert selection panel agreed that Yankey was a worthy inductee based on her incredible statistic of winning every competition available with Arsenal, and her consistent performances on the pitch.
Suzanne Wrack, journalist and member of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame selection panel, said: “I’m delighted that Rachel Yankey has been unveiled as one of the first ever Barclays FA WSL Hall of Fame inductees.
“She was always a player I admired and one of those individuals who you could tell genuinely enjoyed every minute she had on the pitch.
“Watching her as a player was an absolute pleasure and I’m thrilled she is taking that knowledge into coaching. She’s fully deserving of her induction into the inaugural Barclays FA WSL Hall of Fame.”
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