Emma Hayes and Kelly Smith: Chelsea boss and former Arsenal and England star inducted into WSL Corridor of Fame

Emma Hayes (left) has 4 WSL titles as Chelsea supervisor, whereas Kelly Smith (proper) gained one league title and two FA Cups with Arsenal after coming back from the USA in 2012

Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes and England’s file goalscorer Kelly Smith have been inducted into the Ladies’s Tremendous League Corridor of Fame.

Smith returned to the WSL in 2012, serving to Arsenal to the league title, and the Ladies’s FA Cup in 2014 and 2016.

Hayes turned Chelsea boss in 2012 and has gained each home honour, together with 4 WSL titles.

She has additionally gained two Ladies’s FA Cups in 2015 and 2018, two Ladies’s League Cups in 2020 and 2021, and guided Chelsea to the Ladies’s Champions League last final season, the place they have been overwhelmed 4-0 by Barcelona.

Chair of the Barclays FA Ladies’s Tremendous League Corridor of Fame panel, Kelly Simmons, stated: “Induction into the Corridor of Fame is the very best particular person honour provided by the league and I’m delighted that Emma has been inducted. Her file is unimaginable, however she’s a lot greater than that. She’s an ideal ambassador for the league, who works tirelessly behind the scenes, while additionally encouraging the event of coaches.

“She’s taken her information into the published world to turn into an ideal pundit, and I really feel we’re actually fortunate to have her within the league and recognised within the Barclays FA Ladies’s Tremendous League Corridor of Fame.”

In a profession lasting greater than 20 years, which additionally included a spell within the USA earlier than her return to Arsenal, Smith scored 46 objectives for England, and gained the Uefa Ladies’s Cup in 2007 throughout her first spell with the Gunners earlier than the arrival of the WSL.

“There are few phrases that I can use to explain what Kelly was capable of do on the pitch,” stated Brighton supervisor Hope Powell, who coached Smith at worldwide degree and was a part of the Corridor of Fame choice panel.

“She was a magician – she made issues look so easy and she or he simply glided throughout the sphere with ease.

“Kelly’s profile and respect from completely different elements of the world has been an enormous asset in selling the ladies’s recreation right here. I’m delighted that we’re capable of induct her into the Corridor of Fame.”

Hayes and Smith are the ultimate inductees of 2021.

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