Chelsea have prolonged England’s Euro 2022-winning midfielder Fran Kirby’s contract by a 12 months to 2024.
The 29-year-old is Chelsea’s main ladies’s goalscorer, having scored 110 occasions in 175 appearances.
Kirby, who joined the membership from Studying in 2015, signed a two-year deal in 2021 with the choice of an extra 12 months.
She mentioned firstly of Could that she would miss the World Cup with a knee damage sustained in February throughout a League Cup semi-final towards West Ham.
“Kirby is likely one of the most famed footballers throughout the globe, identified for being technically gifted and medical in entrance of purpose,” the membership acknowledged on their web site.
“We look ahead to seeing Fran again in blue subsequent season.”
The 65-times capped Lioness was additionally a part of the England squad who gained the Euros final 12 months, however wants a knee operation and won’t go to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which begins in July.
With Chelsea, Kirby has gained 5 Girls’s Tremendous League titles, 4 FA Cups, two League Cups, a Group Defend and the WSL Spring Sequence.
She additionally turned the inaugural winner of the Soccer Writers’ Affiliation Participant of the Yr award in 2018.