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England legends Jill Scott, Ellen White and Anita Asante become inducted into Women’s Super League Hall of Fame

Jill Scott expresses her “absolute honor” at being inducted into the Women’s Super League Hall of Fame, marking the culmination of her two-decade-long career.

The England legend, a part of the Euro 2022-winning squad, shares this honor with former international teammates Ellen White and Anita Asante, all of whom are inducted in the 2023 class. Scott’s impressive WSL career includes 175 appearances, 22 goals, and victories in four Women’s FA Cups, three League Cups, and one league title.

“It’s an absolute honour. Playing in the WSL since it formed until a couple of years ago, they’re simply the best memories ever. To be inducted to the Hall of Fame won’t sink in for a while,” Scott told Sky Sports.

“It means so much, especially with names already in there like Kelly Smith and Karen Carney. When you retire you lose a lot of identity as your whole purpose was to be a footballer. So to be remembered in this way is such an honour, this one will go on the mantlepiece.”

Jill Scott had a remarkable 18-year club career, beginning at Sunderland before transitioning to Everton and eventually Manchester City. As one of City’s initial signings when the club turned professional in 2013, Scott fondly reflects on that period as a significant and cherished part of her career.

Jill Scott remembers her time at Man City

“That was my favourite year in football, my first year at City. I remember being told to stop saying in interviews, ‘They wash our kit and give us breakfast’ as they kept telling us that’s how it should be,” said Scott.

“When I look back at my career, even though I was in the middle of it, everything was new and exciting. I was just in awe of everything the club was doing.”

It was with Man City where Scott won her biggest domestic trophy, the league title in 2016.

“I had 20 years of playing in the top leagues of women’s football but I only won the title once. That day means the absolute world to me because we’d had so many disappointments along the way,” she said.

“I was lucky to be surrounded by fantastic players that made me look better than I actually was, so this is also for the clubs I played for.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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