Against Croatia in March 2012, Rachel Unitt became just the sixth player in history to earn 100 caps for the England Women’s team, and she marked the landmark occasion with a goal.
Wearing the captain’s armband in the Euro 2013 qualifier in Vrbovec, Unitt popped up unmarked at the back post to head home Karen Carney
’s 18th-minute cross and put England 3-0 up in an eventual 6-0 rout
Unitt made her senior team debut as a substitute against France in August 2000 – the same day that fellow defender Casey Stoney
also made her England bow. Unitt has gone on to serve her country with distinction ever since, making the left-back slot her own in recent seasons.
She scored her first goal against Holland in 2004 and notched two more in her home town of Walsall during a 4-1 win over Czech Republic.
Unitt has twice been voted England’s ‘Player of the Year’ and has been to four major tournaments.