Karen Carney called time on her legendary career after England’s defeat by Sweden at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
‘The Wizard’ burst onto the scene as a fresh faced 17-year-old at Euro 2005 where she scored a dramatic late winner against Finland in front of 29,000 fans at the City of Manchester Stadium.
She appeared at the next NINE major tournaments including the 2012 Olympics, helping the Lionesses win silver at Euro 2009 and bronze at Canada 2015.
Comfortable on either wing or as a ‘No10’, Carney made her England debut against Italy in February 2005. Fittingly for a player of her calibre, her 100th appearance came at Wembley Stadium in November 2014, a 3-0 defeat by Germany.
She ended her career with 144 caps, a tally beaten only by Fara Williams.
On the domestic front, Carney can boast an almost unrivalled medal haul courtesy of successful spells at Arsenal, Birmingham City and Chelsea.