Scotland Women’s Kim Little ends her international career

Kim Little retires from internatonals
Photo: Jane Barlow via Imago

Scotland Women’s Kim Little has called time on her international career before the 2023 World Cup qualifiers begin later this month.

The midfielder made her debut in 2007 aged only 16 and went on to amass 140 appearances for Scotland, whom she helped qualify for their first ever World Cup, as well as Euros.

Little told “Stepping away from playing international football is something I have been considering for a while and I feel now is the right time to make that change.

“I am proud of the 15 years I have spent representing the national team. I have developed and grown as a person through my experiences representing my country and know they will help me in countless ways in the future.

“Thank you to my teammates for being incredibly empowering and inspiring women. My most vivid and fondest memories are from being by your side on and off the pitch through good times and some challenging times, pushing for progress for the women’s game.”

Head coach, Pedro Martinez Losa commented: “Kim has contributed hugely to the women’s game in Scotland and will go down in history as one of the best players to pull on the national team jersey.

“While it is obviously disappointing that Kim will no longer be available for international selection, I understand and respect her decision. It is now time for the next generation of players to follow in Kim’s footsteps and make their own mark with the national team.

“On behalf of everyone involved in women’s football in Scotland I would like to thank Kim for everything she has done both on the pitch as a player but also as a role model to young girls who have admired her and aim to follow in her footsteps.”

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