The England Women's and Chelsea forward picks out some of her best moments so far

England Women’s and Chelsea forward Bethany England has spoken about some of the most memorable games from her career, for both the Lionesses and at club level.

Thursday 04 Jun 2020
Bethany England celebrates her first goal for the Lionesses last year

There's been a few career highlights for me, but the one I always look back at with England is the match with Brazil at Middlesbrough last year.

My debut game against Belgium is up there, but the game when I scored my first goal against Brazil has to be my favourite.

It's a dream to play for your country, but as a forward, it's a dream to score too.

We were losing 2-0 at the time and even though we lost 2-1 in the end, to come on and make an impact by scoring the goal that I did - I was pretty chuffed with it.

It was a big career highlight for me and it was the first senior England game that my family were able to attend too, so they were in the crowd when I scored and it meant a lot.

So that was pretty special, I'll say that much.

My first ever game for Chelsea also sticks in my mind, as we ended up playing against Doncaster Belles away, the club I'd just left to join Chelsea.

It was the first game of the season and I was getting a lot of booing from the crowd, every time I touched the ball on the pitch.

The fans hadn't taken it well when I left, but when I ended up scoring I didn't celebrate out of respect and just walked straight back to the halfway line and after that, it kind of silenced them.

So that game will stick with me, for good and bad reasons.

And I’ll always remember a game I played for Chelsea, in the Women’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

I played as a left wing-back that day, which is an unusual position for me, but I ended up playing really well and it helped us win and get to the Final, which was my first game at Wembley.

By FA Staff