Ali Riley (NZL)
Born in LA, California, to a Kiwi father and Amrican mother, Riley played for Stanford University before spells at Pali Blues, FC Gold Pride, Western New York Flash and FC Rosengard in Sweden, where she won 9 major titles. The Football Ferns captain has her own podcast called “Girls With Balls”, which heroes “brave women who dare to follow their dreams, both on and off the pitch” - check out the latest episode featuring Riley’s Chelsea team-mate Fran Kirby. Riley is also a qualified health coach, and runs the Instagram account @love2eat2love which shares some seriously good looking, healthy recipes.
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