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Manchester City and England midfielder Jill Scott has announced her retirement from football.

The 35-year-old played in 10 major tournaments, including two Olympics with Great Britain, and helped England win Euro 2022.

Scott made her England debut in 2006 and is second on their all-time list of most capped players with 161.

She began her career with hometown club Sunderland and played for Everton before joining City in November 2013.

“I’m so in love with the game,” Scott said in a video for The Players’ Tribune. “I have been ever since kicking a ball at the age of five. I’ll forever be in love with the game.”

She added: “If I could say one thing to football, it would be just a massive thank you. It’s been the biggest part of my life.”

Scott headed in an extra-time winner against the Netherlands to send England into the Euro 2009 final against Germany, where they lost 6-2.

She then came off the bench and played an integral part as the Lionesses avenged that defeat at Wembley this summer to win their first major trophy, with Scott used as a substitute in four of England’s six games.

The midfielder scored a memorable long-range goal as England was knocked out of the 2011 World Cup quarter-finals by France, helped the Lionesses win a bronze medal at the 2015 World Cup, and was named among the 10 players who ‘dared to shine at the 2019 World Cup, where England finished fourth.

She was named captain as she won her 150th cap last year, in a 6-0 friendly win over Northern Ireland, and ends her career with a total of 27 goals from 161 games for England, plus one from nine for GB.

In 2019, the midfielder said it felt “really surreal” to be made an MBE on the New Year Honours list for her contribution to the sport.