But after a return to form with Arsenal Ladies, she was recalled by Powell for the 2010 Cyprus Cup and won her 90th and 91st caps — as a 76th-minute substitute for Jessica Clarke in a 1–0 win over South Africa and as a starter in a 1–0 defeat to Canada.A return to form at both club and international level saw Yankey being selected regularly again by Powell, and on 29 July 2010 Yankey became the second Englishwoman after Gillian Coultard to earn 100 caps during a home World Cup qualifier against Turkey.Winning her 100th cap in 2012, Unitt captained the Lionesses to a 6-0 victory in a Euro 2013 qualifier, marking the appearance by scoring a rare headed goal.

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One of the first England players to gain a central contract in 2009, Unitt has represented England at three European Championships and two World Cups: injuries prevented at least two other major tournament appearances.

The FA's International Player of The Year in 20, Unitt became one of the women's games most recognisable players as the success and popularity of the England side grew during the 2000s.

She was able to play in the boys' team for two years before her real identity was discovered.

She also represented Brent in the London Youth Games as a youngster, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2011.

Yankey began playing football as the only girl in a boys' team.

Aged eight she shaved her hair off, pretending to be a boy called 'Ray' (an acronym of her birth names).

Yankey, who was captain for the night, scored a goal and played the entire 90 minutes as England won 3–0.

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having modelled new England kits, and appeared on the FA women's homepage header.

She is also noted for appearing in the BBC's online BBC Sport 'Academy Masterclasses' mini-series, teaching young footballers basic soccer skills.

She joined Birmingham City before the 2004–05 season, and then, after being released from Birmingham, rejoined Arsenal for the 2005–06 season after a short spell with the New Jersey Wildcats of the W-League in the United States.