Arsenal and England midfielder Casey Stoney has been awarded an MBE after 16 years in the women’s game, including 15 years with the national team.
At 33, Stoney is still going strong with the England team and is part of the Women’s World Cup squad currently preparing for the second group match of the tournament against Mexico on Saturday evening.
Starting her career with Arsenal as a teenager, Stoney moved on to Charlton and Chelsea, before returning to Arsenal in 2013. Along the way she won two Premier League National Division titles, three FA Cups and four Premier League cups, amassing well over 100 caps for her country too.
She was appointed England captain in 2012 after Faye White’s retirement and became the first female member of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s management committee.
In November 2014, Stoney became the mother of twins with her partner, Megan Harris, and in May this year was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Essex.
Stoney and England head coach Mark Sampson spoke exclusively to The Offside Rule Podcast about the 33-year-old’s latest honour.
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