Rachel Brown-Finnis: England and Everton keeper retires
Everton Ladies and England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis has announced her retirement from football.
The 34-year-old made her England debut at 16 and featured at two World Cups, earning 82 caps, and played at the 2012 Olympics for Great Britain.
Brown-Finnis, who has been with Everton since 2003, will take up an ambassadorial role.
"It is simply down to the amount of pain I suffer with my knee and back over the course of a season," she said.
"It is emotional for me but I think now is the right time."
Before her move to Everton, Brown-Finnis spent five years playing in America.
She helped the Merseyside club win the FA Women's Cup in 2012, as well as finish as runners-up in the women's top flight five times, but they were relegated this season.
"We are in new territory. A former player staying on at the club as an ambassador has never been done before," she added.
"Anything I can do, with my experience on and off the pitch, I would just love to give that back to a club that has given me so much."