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Lily Parr - First statue of a female footballer in the UK



Football Association sponsor Mars commissioned this life size sculpture of trailblazing footballer Lily Parr.

"We have come a long way since Lily Parr's days and she deserves recognition as a true pioneer of the sport," said Marzena Bogdanowicz, the head of marketing for women's football at the FA.

"Women's football is in a very strong place today with the England team helping us to drive participation and interest at every level. Lily Parr was the first woman to enter the Football Hall of Fame, an iconic achievement in itself, so it's only fitting that she takes her place alongside other football legends and becomes the first woman to be celebrated with a statue in her honour."





















 

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