29 June 1993 (29YRS)
5FT 2" (157cm)
Preferred foot
Place of birth
Reading, England
Chelsea FC Women
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.

She travelled to the 2015 World Cup as the second-youngest member of the Lionesses’ squad and was relatively unknown outside of England.

The diminutive forward 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 four FA Women's Super League titles, three Vitality Women's FA Cups and two Continental Tyres League Cup.

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.

Back to the squad

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