England's 1st female pro footballer - Rachel Yankey

Rachel Yankey will have to go down as a legend of the women's game. Her longevity is an achievement in itself. More significantly for the modern game, she was English football's first female professional. 

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The FAWSL is giving talented female athletes of the UK a target and focus like never before. For the first time, a real career is possible as a professional footballer.

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