Ex-Man City and Lionesses star Jill Scott honoured with place in National Football Museum Hall of Fame

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Lionesses great Jill Scott is the latest inductee in the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame. 

The ex-Man City midfielder has been honoured for not only her achievements on the field but also her impact on the women’s game as a whole. The 36-year-old made 161 appearances for her country and spent nine years with City, winning the Women’s Super League and FA Cup three times. She also played for hometown club Sunderland, Everton and Aston Villa. 

Since retiring she has made a name for herself as a TV personality, winning I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here and working as a pundit. She also runs Boxx 2 Boxx Coffee in Manchester with her partner Shelly Unitt.

Jill Scott has been inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame in Manchester Jill Scott has been inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame in Manchester
Jill Scott has been inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame in Manchester

“It’s such a massive honour,” she said of her induction at the National Football Museum in Manchester. “I was here on opening day with Rachel Brown-Finnis at the museum, so to see how much the museum has grown, and then to get inducted into the Hall of Fame and see how far the women’s game has grown… I feel so fortunate that I’ve had the chance to live this journey in women’s football.

"When I look at some of the names that are in there – Rachel Yankey, Kelly Smith, Karen Carney – they are all fantastic football players, but also fantastic people, so to have my name alongside them is something very special. It’s something I can show the family and hopefully they will be very proud.”

Scott has also donated her England cap from the match against Czech Republic on November 12 2019, a game which the Lionesses won 3-2, to the museum.

Her 161 appearances for her country make the combative midfielder the second most-capped England player of all time. She played a pivotal role in Euros triumph of 2022, helping the Lionesses over the line in her final professional appearance.