Rachel Yankey

Midfielder, Olympic athlete

1979 –

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Who is Rachel Yankey?

Rachel Aba Yankey, MBE is an English footballer who plays for the English FA WSL club Arsenal, and for the England national team. She plays as a left winger or forward, and wears the number 11 for both Arsenal and England. She is of Ghanaian descent, from her father's side.

Since making her debut in 1997, Yankey has appeared on 126 occasions for England and is 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 selected in the Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics.

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Born
Nov 1, 1979
London
Also known as
  • Rachel Aba Yankey
Ethnicity
  • Ghanaians in the United Kingdom
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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