Former Arsenal striker Ellen White has announced her retirement from competitive football.
White began her record-breaking career at Arsenal after being scouted at as an eight-year-old. She spent eight years in our youth teams before moving to Chelsea in 2005.
She returned to Arsenal and Meadow Park five years later, in time for the inaugural WSL season in 2011. During her three years here, White made 38 WSL appearances and scored 11 goals, helping us towards three consecutive league titles and two FA cups.
White is the Lionesses' greatest ever goalscorer with 52 goals – only one off Wayne Rooney's record total for the men's side. She has attended three World Cups for England and earlier this summer, she was a key member of the squad that won the 2022 UEFA Women's Euros.
We wish Ellen all the best in her retirement.
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