Jodie Taylor has officially announced her retirement from competitive football, following a career spanning 21 years.
The 37-year-old striker spent two spells at the club, most recently joining us from San Diego Wave for the last three months of the 2023/24 season. Taylor made eight Women’s Super League appearances for us during that period, helping us reach a third-place finish.
In her first season at the club between 2016 and 2017, Taylor scored 10 goals in just 17 appearances.
Taylor is a UEFA Women’s Champions League winner with Lyon, an FA Cup winner with Birmingham City and a W-League champion with Melbourne City. Outside of club football, she was a prolific striker for England’s Lionesses, scoring 19 goals in 51 appearances and securing the Golden Boot at the 2017 UEFA European Women's Championship.
"It was great to return to the club to play my last games and end my playing career," said Taylor.
"I couldn't have asked for a better place to hang up my boots than at Arsenal. Thank you for all the memories, and for making this club always feel like home."
Everyone at the club would like to thank Jodie for her contribution here at Arsenal and wish her every success in the next chapter.
Copyright 2023 The Arsenal Football Club Limited. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.