Former City And Arsenal Stars Are Inducted Into WSL Hall Of Fame

Former City And Arsenal Stars Are Inducted Into WSL Hall Of Fame

Anita Asante, Jill Scott and Ellen White have been named as this year’s inductees for the Women’s Super League Hall of Fame.

All three players, who played for the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal, were prominent members of the England national team for many years.

Asante started out at Arsenal’s youth academy before spells in the US, Sweden and two separate stints at Chelsea. The defender was also capped 71 times by the Lionesses.

Scott, meanwhile, retired in 2022, having played an incredible 167 times for her country, winning the European Championships in 2022, and reaching the World Cup semi-finals on two separate occasions in 2015 and 2019.

At club level, the midfielder spent her career exclusively in English football, having stayed at Everton for seven years before a nine-year spell at Manchester City, where she won the Women’s Super League title in 2016.

White is the record scorer for England, having hit the back of the net 52 times in 113 games at international level. The striker had spells at six different teams, including Chelsea, Arsenal and City before her retirement in 2022.

The trio were formally inducted at a ceremony at the National Football Museum in Manchester on Monday night.

The WSL Hall of Fame has already inducted seven others

The Hall of Fame was set up in 2021 to recognise the achievements of players and managers who have represented Women’s Super League clubs.

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes was among the first inductees, along with former Everton and Liverpool midfielder Fara Williams, as well as ex-Arsenal winger Rachel Yankey.

Four more ex-players were nominated in 2022. Gunners legend Kelly Smith was selected,  along with former Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney, ex-Arsenal and Blues star Katie Chapman, and Chelsea forward Eni Aluko.

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David Tully

David Tully

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