Jill Scott, an English midfielder, announces her retirement from the game

Jill Scott, a midfielder for England, made her soccer retirement announcement on Tuesday, becoming the second member of the Euro 2022 champion squad to do so in the previous two days.

Jill Scott, an English midfielder, announces her retirement from the game

Ellen White, the team’s all-time leading scorer, announced her retirement on Monday, prompting the 35-year-old Scott to make her choice. On July 31, when England defeated Germany 2-1 in overtime in the Women’s European Championship final, Scott and White both participated.

Scott made her international debut for England in 2006, went on to make a total of 161 appearances (second only to Fara Williams with 172), and netted 27 goals for the team.

After leaving Manchester City at the end of the previous season, she had been without a club.

We’re going to make this a celebration even if I may be saying goodbye to football. No gloomy expressions at all! Scott posted on The Players’ Tribune website, “We’ve had too much fun for any tears. I’ve always been tough and I’ve always wanted to play football, and those two things have always been genuine about me.

She added “Perhaps it’s because I’m from Sunderland. It has been imprinted in my DNA since I was five years old. The four magic words were said to a group of youngsters who were playing in the schoolyard when I approached them and spoke them. Could I join you? If you had told me back then that I would eventually play for England for 16 years.”

Later, she was loaned out to Everton and Aston Villa again. The Women’s Super League championship with City in 2017 was one of the many domestic awards she earned during her career.

During England’s successful Euro 2022 campaign, she substituted for four times, including the match against Germany in the championship.

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