Arsenal Ladies' White retires

The former Arsenal Ladies and England captain Faye White has announced her retirement from playing football.

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Hope Powell: Faye White was a "fantastic captain"

Hope Powell, the coach of the England Women's team, has praised Faye White after the Arsenal defender announced her retirement from playing football.

“Faye was a fantastic captain for England and role model for women’s football. Her professionalism and conduct were the main reasons I decided to give her the captain’s armband. Despite much adversity through injury, she had a tremendous fighting spirit to work hard in order to play for both club and country and lead both to many great victories. She is a natural born leader who has been instrumental in helping to drive the game forward."

– Hope Powell, England Women’s National Coach

Arsenal Ladies' Faye White announces retirement

Faye White captained both Arsenal and England. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

The Arsenal Ladies defender Faye White has announced her retirement from playing football because of knee problems. White was one of the leading figures in the English game, winning 90 England caps and captaining the team at four major tournaments.

She ended her international career last year because she was pregnant but has now decided to bring her Arsenal playing career to an end as well. She will continue working at the club as part of their marketing team.

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