Rachel Yankey, OBE is a former English footballer who played for the England national team. She is currently head coach of London Bees. She played as a left winger or forward, and wears the number 11 for England. She is of Ghanaian descent, from her father’s side. She left Arsenal after 13 years in December 2016 at the end of her contract. She is ranked among the Arsenal Ladies Legends.
Since making her debut in 1997, Yankey has appeared on 129 occasions for England and became the most capped player ever to play for England, ahead of male goalkeeper Peter Shilton with 125. She was the second English female player, after Gillian Coultard, to make a century of international appearances. Yankey was part of the Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics.
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