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Legacy number
29 June 1993 (31YRS)
5FT 2" (157cm)
Preferred foot
Place of birth
Reading, England
Brighton & Hove Albion WFC
England debut
Senior caps
Senior Goals

Grassroots club: Caversham Trents
 Berks & Bucks CFA

Fran Kirby has enjoyed quite the transformation over the last few years, en-route to being one of the team who helped England become European champions in 2022.

She first burst onto the Lionesses scene when she travelled to the 2015 World Cup in Canada as the second-youngest member of the Lionesses’ squad and was relatively unknown outside of England.

But the diminutive forward from Reading served notice of her ability with the opening goal in England’s 2-1 win over Mexico before helping the Lionesses to third place in the world and she's now one of the most recognisable faces in the women’s game.

Kirby has since added more special memories, including key strikes at EURO 2017 and at the 2018 SheBelieves Cup while also excelling in the domestic game as a major player for Emma Hayes' all-conquering Chelsea team.

She has been pivotal to the Blues' success, helping her side win successive Barclays Women's Super League titles, Women's FA Cups and Continental Tyres League Cups.

Shortly after helping England win the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup, it was announced that Kirby would be taking a break from football due to a fatigue-related illness but she returned in time to make the Lionesses' provisional EURO 2022 squad.

And she went on to start in all six games for Sarina Wiegman's team in the competition, scoring memorable goals against Northern Ireland in the group stage and Sweden in the semi-final as the Lionesses went on to win the title on home soil.

Find out when you can see Fran in action for Chelsea in the Barclays Women's Super League and how to get tickets! 

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06 Apr 2017 4:23

A day in the life with Fran Kirby

Watch Fran Kirby's video diary from 2017, as the England star takes us through a typical day on camp with the Lionesses