Scotland legend Kim Little hangs up international boots | OneFootball

Scotland legend Kim Little hangs up international boots

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Padraig Whelan

The Scottish FA have announced that midfielder Kim Little has retired from international football.

The 2023 Women’s World Cup qualifiers are due to begin this month but the 31-year-old has decided to step down prior to those getting underway.

Little made her debut as a 16-year-old in 2007 and went on to win 140 caps and score 59 goals for her country.

“Stepping away from playing international football is something I have been considering for a while and I feel now is the right time to make that change,” said the Arsenal captain.

“I am proud of the 15 years I have spent representing the national team. I have developed and grown as a person through my experiences representing my country and know they will help me in countless ways in the future.

“Thank you to my teammates for being incredibly empowering and inspiring women. My most vivid and fondest memories are from being by your side on and off the pitch through good times and some challenging times, pushing for progress for the women’s game.

“I now look forward to supporting you all from afar and paving the way for more young girls to have a career as a footballer.”