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Chelsea Extend All-Time Goalscorers Contract As Australia Forward Receives FWA Footballer Of The Year Award

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

English Women’s Super League (WSL) Champions, Chelsea have exercised the option to extend the contract of Fran Kirby for another year.

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Kirby is one of the most renowned footballers across the globe, known for being technically gifted and clinical in front of goal.

Since joining from Reading in 2015, the 29-year-old has been influential in the Blues’ success while becoming the club’s top goalscorer as she approaches eight years in blue.

With 110 goals in 175 appearances for Emma Hayes’ side, Kirby has enjoyed a trophy-laden career helping to add 13 trophies to the team cabinet with five Women’s Super League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, one Community Shield, and the WSL Spring Series to her name.

Fran Kirby is the London side’s all-time leading goalscorer with 110 goals for the Blues
Fran Kirby is our all-time leading goalscorer with 110 goals for the Blues.

Once again, her performances warranted individual recognition in 2020/2021. She was named Chelsea Women’s Player of the Year, Barclays WSL Player of the Season, and PFA Players’ Player of the Year – an award decided by votes from fellow professional footballers.

As well as collective success, Kirby has received numerous personal accolades at Chelsea. After 25 goals in all competitions in 2017/2018, she won the PFA and Football Writers Association (FWA) Player of the Year awards – the first to win the female version of the latter – and the club’s Women’s Player and Players’ Player of the Year.


Australia and Chelsea FC forward, Sam Kerr received her Football Writers Association (FWA) Women’s Footballer of the Year Award on Thursday.

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She was presented with the prestigious Women’s Footballer of the Year honour on Thursday night.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, and the awards dinner took place in central London where Kerr was present to collect the Women’s Footballer of the Year trophy for the second time in a row.

It has been another special campaign for the Australian who has 27 goals to her name, producing a number of memorable moments and playing a crucial role in a season where Chelsea has fought for silverware across four competitions.

Kerr, who brought up a century of Chelsea appearances in February and marked the occasion by scoring against Arsenal in the team’s FA Cup fifth-round win, has spearheaded the Blues attack, displaying her customary movement, link-up play, and predatory and precise finishing.

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