Arsenal Ladies legend Faye White has announced her decision to retire after 15 years at the top of the women’s game.
In a remarkable career, Faye won 31 major honours with Arsenal, skippering the side to a Quadruple in 2007, two Trebles and four Doubles.
As England captain, she led her country to four major tournaments, racking up 90 caps along the way and collecting an MBE for her services to women’s football in 2007.
She was a born leader. She had a great attitude and was, and still is, a great role model for the women's gameVic Akers
Faye became a mother for the first time last October but persistent knee problems have prompted her to call time on her playing career. In a new ambassadorial role with the Club, Faye will now focus her attention on promoting the growth and development of the women’s game.
Arsenal Ladies general manager, Vic Akers, has paid tribute to Faye’s contribution to the Club: “She was a born leader. She had a great attitude and was, and still is, a great role model for the women's game.
"I think we'll have to go a long way to find another player similar to her. She was one of my best signings ever. She captained the team magnificently and always showed great attitude. She's a great person too.
"We’ll miss her as a player but I know she’ll continue to contribute massively to the women’s game in her new ambassadorial role with the Club, and I would like to wish her all the best for that.”
You can read Faye’s reaction to her retirement in our exclusive interview.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 20 Mar 2013