Kelly Smith MBE


Kelly is England’s greatest ever female footballer, with 177 caps and 46 goals to boast it is doubtful her record will be broken for many years. Kelly is currently Player/Coach for Arsenal and started her career in 1994 for Wembley Ladies before joining Arsenal ladies two years later. In 1997 she moved to the USA where she played for Seton Hall Pirates, New Jersey Lady Stallions, Philadelphia Charge and New Jersey Wildcats.

To this date she holds the highest goal scoring record in college football to date. Kelly is a very popular figure in the USA which was highlighted earlier this year when she worked as a TV pundit for FOX during the Women’s World Cup.

In 2005 Kelly returned to England and re-joined Arsenal until 2009 when she returned to the USA to play for Boston Breakers. In 2012 Kelly came back to England and re-joined Arsenal for a third time and, to date, she averages just under a goal in every game, an amazing professional statistic.

Whilst Kelly has had an exceptional career on the field she has also gone through her fair share of challenging times off the field. When injury lead to an alcohol problem and on her return to England she benefited from former Gunner captain Tony Adams’ Sporting Chance Clinic. Kelly is an inspiration to the women, men and children of today and is passionate about working with younger people as they aspire to develop and better themselves. Ideal for schools, radio, television, events, columnist & blogger.

To book Kelly Smith as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Kelly is known to cover the following topics:

  • Arsenal Football Club
  • Drive & Determination
  • Women In Football
  • Women’s World Cup
  • Boston Breakers
  • Overcoming Adversity

“Kelly Smith was incredible – she really held people’s attention and her story was very compelling, plus she engaged well with everyone on the day, really getting stuck in and interacting.” – Catherine, Salvation Army