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Fara Williams

Reading

Fara began her career at Chelsea Ladies, moving to Charlton in 2001.

She signed for Everton in 2004 and went on the captain the Club.  Fara affectionately became known by fans as ‘Queen Fara’, making 122 appearances for the side, scoring 70 goals.

In her time at Everton, the side won the Premier League Cup and the FA Women’s Cup.

Fara made a move across Merseyside, signing for Liverpool in 2012 , winning the Super League title with the Club in 2013 and 2014.

Since leaving Liverpool Fara has played for Arsenal Ladies and is currently at Reading.

Making over 170 appearances for the national side, Fara is considered one of England’s key players and has represented her country at every European Championship since 2005 and each World Cup since 2007. She is the most capped player in the history of English football.

Fara earnt the England Captaincy in 2014 and has gained recognition from the FA and teammates alike. She was selected in the Team GB squad for the London 2012 Olympics.

In 2016 Fara received an MBE for services to football and charity. She has worked closely with homeless charities, having been homeless herself for six months at the start of her footballing career. 

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