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Jodie Taylor: Former England striker says ending his career at Arsenal is a ‘full circle moment’ for him.

Taylor played in six different nations and finished her career with Arsenal in the second half of last season.

The 37-year-old scored 19 goals in 51 Lionesses games, winning the Golden Boot at Euro 2017.

Taylor told BBC Sport, “I am at peace with the decision to retire, and it is my choice.”

“I believe [that] is quite significant. [I’m] quite lucky to be able to make that option for myself.”

Taylor, who was born in Birkenhead, began her senior career with Tranmere Rovers at the age of 15 before traveling to America on a football scholarship.

She played for three clubs in the United States before joining Melbourne Victory for two years.

Taylor was acquired by Birmingham City after scoring 12 goals in 21 games and winning the FA Cup in 2012.

Taylor joined Arsenal for the first time in 2016 after returning to Australia and the United States, as well as a period in Sweden.

Taylor spent time in Sweden and France after that, but when she returned to Arsenal in March of this year, she said it felt like she “never left” and went on to make eight league appearances.

“I think before I even stepped foot on the plane to go to Arsenal at the end of last season I kind of knew it was going to be my last stint playing,” she stated.

“It’s a club that I love so much and respect so much, and to have the opportunity to be back there and them to welcome me knowing it was going to be my last game, it’s pretty special.”

“I’m happy that the time has come now – it’s the right time.”


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