Seeing as the English men’s team are currently luxuriating in the pre-World Cup hype, we thought it might be time to give the fabulous females of the beautiful game some attention. It’s no secret that women are still under-represented in football, so it’s about time we celebrate some of the current leading ladies in football. Here’s our dream team…
Helena Costa will be keeping the players of French side Clermont Foot in check, after recently stepping into the role of manager - making her the first woman to coach a professional European men’s team.
Karren Brady is well known for her boardroom stoicism on The Apprentice, but is also a trailblazer in the world of football. Vice-chairman of West Ham United and former managing director of Birmingham city FC, Brady can be seen channelling off-pitch glamour from the corporate box.
Laying down the law in the thick of it is Amy Fearn, the first ever woman to referee an FA cup match.
Lineswoman Sian Massey joins Fearn on the sideline, officiating at the highest level in English football whilst rocking an impressive array of our favourite wardrobe mash-up, the skort.
Maintaining the ailments of Chelsea FC’s finest is club doctor Eva Carneiro a.k.a the ultimate purveyor of the 90s puffa jacket.
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Completing the squad is pocket-rocket Rachel Yankey OBE, England’s first female professional football player, representing both the England National and Arsenal WSL teams.
By Rosie Atkin/@rosieatkin