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Fran Kirby is a footballer for the England national women’s team as well as playing for Chelsea.
The 29 year old was born in Reading, England and began playing for her local team before joining Chelsea in 2015. She made her debut for the England team in 2014 against Sweden and has since played for the squad at the World Cup in 2015 and 2019 as well as the Euros in 2017.
Her career has led to many accolades, including the PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year and the Football Writers' Women's Footballer of the Year in 2018. As of December 2020, she is Chelsea’s leading all time scorer.
As of 2022, Fran Kirby has an estimated net worth of $2million or £1.64million, according to Players Wiki. This likely comes from an array of salary payments, match appearance fees and winnings and endorsements or sponsorship deals. Fran is rumoured to have a salary of £200,000 for her job as a footballer for Chelsea and she also has sponsorship deals with Nike and Visa which will have added to her net worth.
Fran’s interest in football began at an early age, having played the sport with her brother Jamie as a child. At the age of 7 she joined the academy at her local team of Reading and made her senior debut at the age of 16. She joined the England national team in 2014 and also represented Great Britain in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Currently, Fran is competing in the 2022 Women’s Euros and is gearing up to face Germany with her England teammates in the final at Wembley stadium. She was a vital part of the team getting into the finals, after she scored a goal in England’s 4-0 win against Sweden in the semi-finals.
However, despite her success, Fran has suffered from illness and injury throughout her career and has spoken about how it’s affected her performance. In 2019, she suffered from pericarditis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sac around the heart, and it led her to the point where she was considering retirement from sport.
Speaking about her recovery from the illness, she’s said: “Physically I wasn't able to do anything,’ Kirby said. ‘I wasn't allowed to do any walking, anything that would stress my heart or stress me. I was so tired, I couldn't move really. I was fed up.
“I came back a couple of times to try and train but just had another setback, and then another setback. But each time I was able to train for longer without having symptoms. Then I would experience symptoms for a week or two. With no football it's probably good for me because, in a selfish way, I wouldn't be quite ready to play yet. Now I'm kind of at the same level as everyone else.”
Fran’s current relationship status is unknown but she was previously rumoured to be in a relationship with her Chelsea teammate Maren Mjelde.