Birthday girl Yankey has her eyes on another prize
IT’S Rachel Yankey’s 36th birthday today – and the Arsenal and England winger is aiming to celebrate by adding yet another winner’s medal to her huge collection.
With 30 domestic league and cup gongs plus a European title to her name, Yankey is the country’s most decorated player in the history of women’s club football.
But she is still as hungry as ever for success, as Notts County will find out when they face the Gunners in this afternoon’s Continental Tyres Cup final at Rotherham.
“A winning mentality has been bred into me,” said Yankey, who began her Arsenal career in 1996 and is now in the 11th year of a second spell at the club, having returned after a five-year hiatus in which she played for Fulham – as the first full-time professional female player in England – and then Birmingham City.
“Winning is the Arsenal way,” added Yankey. “I’m from an era when we did that year-in,
THE BEST EVER: Yankey is the most decorated player in English women’s football history