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England women player profiles
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BBC Sport Online profiles the England women's squad competing in the European Championships.


Pauline Cope
Commands her area well
Pauline Cope
Goalkeeper
Age 32:

Cope is an experienced international with 39 caps. She was part of last season's league and cup winning side, Charlton Athletic. An imposing presence in the squad.


Rachel Brown
Reliable understudy
Rachel Brown
Goalkeeper
Age 21:

Brown showed her potential when she appeared as a last minute replacement in the Ukraine v England play-off, helping England to qualify. Twelve senior caps.


Maureen Marley
Stalwart in defence
Maureen Marley
Defender
Age 34:

Captain of the squad and an experienced player, Marley offers much both on and off the pitch. A late starter but an ever-present since her first cap in 1995.


Katie Chapman
Progressing well
Katie Chapman
Defender
Age 19:

Talented young defender who has slipped seamlessly into the senior side. Chapman has grown in confidence, strength and skill since signing for Fulham.


Rachel Unitt
Gifted left-footer
Rachel Unitt
Defender
Age 19:

A fabulous crosser of the ball, Unitt is naturally left-footed and can play in defence or midfield. Mature performer and a great talent for the future.


Faye White
White: An England regular
Faye White
Defender
Age 23:

White is a tall, strong defender and is exceptionally fit. Plays for the successful Arsenal side and, with 17 caps, White is a regular in the England squad.


Julie Fletcher
Brave in the tackle
Julie Fletcher
Defender
Age 26:

A quick and brave defender, Fletcher won the league and cup double with Charlton Athletic last season. Vastly experienced after 10 years at Millwall Lionesses.


Danielle Murphy
Skilful and committed
Danielle Murphy
Defender/Midfielder
Age 20:

A strong midfielder, who can also play in defence, Murphy is a skilful player. Has grown into a mature international having made the step up from the U-18s.


Becky Easton
Consistently good
Becky Easton
Midfielder
Age 27:

Easton is a central figure in midfield and an established team member. Voted Nationwide International Player of the Year in 2000 for her consistency.


Karen Burke
Industrious in midfield
Karen Burke
Midfielder
Age 30:

Burke is an incredibly hard-working midfielder and an accurate crosser. Has been on the score-sheet in recent internationals and is close to reaching 50 caps.


Tara Proctor
Committed to the cause
Tara Proctor
Midfielder
Age 30:

An industrious and skilful midfielder, Proctor is a regular in the England set-up. Noted for her enthusiasm and commitment to the team.


Sue Smith
Creator of chances
Sue Smith
Midfielder
Age 21:

A dynamic winger, Smith has played for England 31 times scoring 11 times and setting up numerous goals. Played in the Fifa All-Stars select XI in 1999.


Sammy Britton
Versatility personified
Samantha Britton
Midfielder
Age 27:

Britton's versatility means she can move from defence to midfield and attack with ease. A hard-working team member for both England and Everton.


Vicky Exley
Great asset to the squad
Vicky Exley
Midfielder
Age 25:

Another versatile squad member, who plays with great enthusiasm. Exley is quick and skilful, managing to get on the scoresheet for England.


Kelly Smith
Plays in USA
Kelly Smith
Striker
Age 22:

Smith is the only English player current plying her trade in the US' professional league. Is a constant threat to opposition defences and a real star for England.


Angela Banks
Great goal-scoring form
Angela Banks
Striker
Age 25:

Worked her way back into the England set-up after returning from a four-year spell in Sweden. Banks has been in superb form for Arsenal this season and links up well with Spacey.


Rachel Yankey
Full-time professional
Rachel Yankey
Striker
Age 21:

Scored the goal against Ukraine that confirmed England's qualification for the European Championships last November. A full-time professional for Fulham.


Karen Walker
Excellent strike rate
Karen Walker
Striker
Age 31:

One of the most successful internationals in English football with a strike rate of one goal every two appearances, Walker is a constant threat in front of goal. Works tirelessly.


Marieanne Spacey
Combines skill with power
Marieanne Spacey
Striker
Age 34:

England's most capped international, Spacey has been terrorising opposition defences for both club and country since the 1980s. Has an incredibly powerful shot.

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