Fran Kirby named Barclays Women’s Super League Player of the Season


Fran Kirby can add WSL Player of the Season to her mounting list of accomplishments.

Chelsea swept post-season honors with Emma Hayes also winning Manager of the Season. The Blues’ ended the 2020-2021 season as back-to-back WSL champions, beating out Manchester City by two points in the title race.

Kirby recorded 16 goals and 11 assists over 18 appearances, helping advance Chelsea to the top of the table. Her partnership with Sam Kerr has been something to behold, with the pair amassing 37 goals and 18 assists in their first full season together.

2021 was Kirby’s first time back on the pitch after being out for nearly a year with pericarditis. The virus kept Kirby bed-ridden for the majority of the 2019-2020 season. Now back and healthy, Kirby looks to be in top form.

With the club season behind her, Kirby will now prepare for the summer Olympics, where she is expected to represent Great Britain on the team’s 18-person roster.