One day after Ellen White, another English European champion announced on Tuesday that she would retire. This is Jill Scott, a 35-year-old international (161 caps, 27 goals) who belonged to Manchester City, just like White.
The Sunderland-trained player announced her decision in a statement which she later posted on social media. “Today I may be saying goodbye to football, but I don’t want to see sad faces. We had too much fun and accomplished too many great things to cry. »
Jill Scott was an indisputable holder of the lionesses until 2020 before taking on the role of experienced substitute, in particular at the Women’s Euro where she only played 54 minutes. Before that, she had also taken part in the Summer Olympics with Great Britain in 2012 and 2021. In addition to the gold medal collected at the Eurothe midfielder had achieved the Cup-Championship double with Manchester City in 2016 and she added two FA Cups afterwards with the Citizens, in 2017 and 2019.