England's 'One to Watch' Fran Kirby
After her incredible goalscoring record for Reading at the tender age of 19, Fran received an International call up to the England U23 squad where she swiftly moved into the senior squad with appearances in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. In more recent years Fran moved club’s as she took on tougher and higher responsibilities by moving to Chelsea. In the same summer she competed in her first FIFA World Cup in 2015, Canada. Scoring against Mexico in a 2-1 win, she unfortunately was ruled out with injury for the rest of the tournament and watched on as England finished third.
Continued club success gained Fran another tournament call-up to the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in Holland. Again, scoring in England’s second group fixture against Spain. England went onto lose to the hosts in the semi-final, however another pretty successful tournament for the Women’s International side.
Now, with another call-up to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, we look at what Fran will be donning on the pitch….
As a Nike Athlete, Fran will be repping the Nike Phantom VSN’s from the Nike Victory Pack. Her game-dictating style will be matched by her choice of boot. With finesse, precision and accuracy major parts of her game, the Nike Phantom VSN are the perfect choice.
The Home England Home Kit: Nike have created a ‘Stately and Refined’ jersey. Taking inspiration from iconic English modern, minimalistic fashion to create a timeless flood white head to toe design symbolic of strength and purity. The refined trim details provide a sophisticated & confident aesthetic while the colour palette & sock graphic provide a link between home and away.
Onto the away kit. Nike have named England away kit ‘Irreverence’. Referencing English counterculture, maximalist design to introduce a bold & irreverent kit featuring hand-drawn print created by using various flowers found in the different counties & regions within England.
All of Fran Kirby’s and England’s kit & training collection and be bought online at prodirectsoccer.com
Full name: Francesca Kirby
Place of Birth: Reading, England
Clubs Played For: Reading, Chelsea
Club Appearances: 83
Club Goals: 92
International Caps: 36
International Goals: 12