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Last Updated: Friday, 3 June, 2005, 12:43 GMT 13:43 UK
England squad guide
Guide to the England squad taking part in the 2005 women's European Championship.


RACHEL BROWN

POSITION: Goalkeeper
AGE: 24
CAPS: 25
CLUB: Everton

Played in the 1996 Women's FA Cup final as a 15-year-old before embarking on a football scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. Now the established number one for Everton and England.

JO FLETCHER

POSITION: Goalkeeper
AGE: 24
CAPS: 7
CLUB: Birmingham

Made her senior debut for England in a 4 -1 win over Italy in February 2005, having come through the youth ranks. Player of the match against Norway in May this year, she will be confident if called upon as a back-up for Brown.

LEANNE HALL

POSITION: Goalkeeper
AGE: 25
CAPS: 24
CLUB: Fulham

One of the first intakes at The FA's national football academy, she recently made the switch to semi-professional football with Fulham Ladies. Back in the squad after a broken leg.

LINDSAY JOHNSON

POSITION: Defender
AGE: 25
CAPS: 6
CLUB: Everton

The versatile Johnson impressed at the Algarve Cup in March 2005 and is now challenging for a place in the England backline. Player of the Match in this season's FA Women's Cup Final.

MARY PHILLIP

POSITION: Defender
AGE: 28
CAPS: 36
CLUB: Arsenal

Has played in all positions across the defence and midfield. Phillip played alongside current coach Hope Powell for England back in the 1990s, before taking time out to have two sons.

ALEX SCOTT

POSITION: Defender
AGE: 20
CAPS: 9
CLUB: Birmingham

Progressed through the England U19 and U21 ranks and has helped Birmingham to do well in the Premier League. Featured in eight of England's last nine internationals.

CASEY STONEY

POSITION: Defender
AGE: 23
CAPS: 30
CLUB: Charlton

A member of the talented England U-18 squad alongside Katie Chapman and Rachel Unitt and has already earned 30 caps. Has lifted the Premier League Cup and FA Women's Cup with Charlton.

RACHEL UNITT

POSITION: Defender
AGE: 22
CAPS: 44
CLUB: Everton

First went full-time at Fulham, where she won the domestic treble, before returning to Everton. Named International Player of the Year at the 2004 FA Women's Football Awards.

FAYE WHITE

POSITION: Defender
AGE: 27
CAPS: 43
CLUB: Arsenal

The captain and a central defender who stands at 6ft, White has won in six seasons at Arsenal the treble in 2001, the FA Women's Cup and Premier League double in 2003-04 and the double again this season. Spent a year out in 2002-03 with a cruciate ligament injury.

ANITA ASANTE

POSITION: Midfielder
AGE: 20
CAPS: 5
CLUB: Arsenal

Scored her first international goal, in only her second start in April, having come through the U21 squad to make her debut in May 2004. Part of Arsenal's 2005 Cup winners.

KATIE CHAPMAN

POSITION: Midfielder
AGE: 22
CAPS: 38
CLUB: Charlton

Made her first team debut for Millwall Lionesses aged 14, winning the FA Women's Cup and Premier League Cup in the same year, and made her England debut at 17. Played in all three of England's group games at Euro 2001.

VICKY EXLEY

POSITION: Midfielder
AGE: 29
CAPS: 42
CLUB: Doncaster

Nicknamed Tricky, she played in the FA Women's Cup Final in 2002, and has become a regular England squad member. Was Nationwide Player of the Month for April.

KELLY SMITH

POSITION: Midfielder
AGE: 26
CAPS: 41
CLUB: Arsenal

The only English player to have played in the women's professional league in America, she was named East Conference Offensive Player of the Year for three consecutive years. Has recently returned after a stress fracture of the foot.

EMILY WESTWOOD

POSITION: Midfielder
AGE: 21
CAPS: 7
CLUB: Wolves

Represented her country at U16, U19 and U21 level, and made her senior debut in February 2005. The only player in the squad from outside the Premier Division, she is a link between midfield and attack, and is also good in the air.

FARA WILLIAMS

POSITION: Midfielder
AGE: 21
CAPS: 28
CLUB: Everton

Made her senior debut for England aged 17, while captain of the England U-19s. A competitive midfielder with an explosive shot, she has scored some important goals for her country.

ENIOLA ALUKO

POSITION: Striker
AGE: 18
CAPS: 8
CLUB: Charlton

Young Player of the Year at the Women's FA Awards in 2003, Aluko is now impressing at senior level having come through the U19 and U21 ranks. One of the most exciting young players in the women's game.

AMANDA BARR

POSITION: Striker
AGE: 23
CAPS: 29
CLUB: Birmingham

One of the students on a football scholarship at the FA National Player Development Centre at Loughborough University, her second senior international goal ensured England beat Iceland in the World Cup play-off semi-final in 2002.

KAREN CARNEY

POSITION: 17
AGE: 17
CAPS: 7
CLUB: Birmingham

The youngest player to be handed a senior debut during Hope Powell's six-and-a-half years as coach, she has been described by Powell as a 'super sub'. Voted Nationwide Young Player of the Year for 2005.

JODY HANDLEY

POSITION: Striker
AGE: 26
CAPS: 20
CLUB: Everton

Moved from Liverpool to neighbours Everton, she has had a good 2005, impressing at the Algarve Cup and scoring in the FA Women's Cup semi-final.

RACHEL YANKEY

POSITION: Striker
AGE: 26
CAPS: 54
CLUB: Birmingham

One of the more famous faces of the game, she is a long-standing member of the England set-up. In the 2002 FA Women's Cup Final, in front of 2.5 million BBC1 viewers, she scored a super free-kick to help Fulham beat Doncaster. The most capped player in the squad and the 2005 International Player of the Year.




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