England players Fara Williams and Rachel Yankey are going to receive the WSL Hall of Fame honor. Before announcing retirement this year, Fara Williams participated in every season of the WSL, a league that started in 2010. She represented Arsenal, Reading, Liverpool, and Everton in the league.
Rachel Yankey represented both Arsenal and England nailing 79 goals at the club level including her career before WSL. She played an impressive 129 games for the English national team and got hold of 19 goals. Rachel is one of the most decorated players to ever play in the WSL. The football stalwart won multiple championships with Arsenal.
Growing up playing on my estate I never dreamed of being a professional footballer. I just loved the game and still do now, so to be recognised in this way is so special to me and such a huge honour. I hope my journey from being a young girl playing with the boys through to becoming professional; winning titles, lifting the FA Cup, and representing my country can inspire the next generation of the amazing talent we have in this country. The women's game is making great strides and it's a privilege to be part of it! Thank you to everyone for all their messages and never give up on your dreams.