Rachel Ann Daly, popular as Rachel Daly is a professional English soccer player and one of the most successful female English footballers. She has an exceptional goal-scoring ability and is popular among football fans for her distinct style of play.


Her passion for the game has helped her win several matches and accolades throughout her career. Her on and off-field talent is being admired by football lovers around the world.


Apart from her gameplay, she has been in the limelight for her love life. Let’s know more about this rising football sensation through this detailed Rachel Daly biography.

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Rachel Daly Wiki and Bio

Full/Birth Name Rachel Ann Daly
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m)
Date of Birth  6 December 1991
Hometown                               Harrogate
Birth Country United Kingdom
Age 31
Boyfriend/Girlfriend Committed
Education St. John's University Red Storm
Position Striker, Left wing-back
Jersey Number 9
Current Team Aston Villa
Net Worth (approx.) Approx $5 million

Early Life of Rachel Daly

Rachel Ann Daly was born on 6 December 1991 to English ethnicity parents – Louise Daly and Martyn John Daly. She was born and brought up in Harrogate with her brother Andy Daly. Her father’s love for football sparked an ignite in her for the game at a very young age.

She started training and playing with her brother. Later, she decided to choose professional football as her career and the city’s supportive environment and continuous exposure led her to pursue her dream.

After completing high school studies, she went to St. John’s University Red Storm and joined the university’s female football team as a junior. As a senior player, she appeared in 20 games, finishing the season as the leading scorer with 18 points.

Later, she was named to the NSCAA All-America First Team. She was also the first semifinalist in the Hermann Trophy.

Rachel Daly Career Stats & FIFA Rankings 2023

Rachel Daly started her football career at an early age when she joined Leeds United. During her association with the club, the team won the league cup championship in 2009. She also had a great career with her college team St John’s Varsity Football, where she scored a total of 50 goals. Let’s move forward to discuss the professional career journey of Rachel Daly.

Club Career

Houston Dash

During the 2016 NWSL College Draft, Rachel was named to the Houston Dash squad for the first time. During her first season in 2016, she scored 4 goals in a total of 16 appearances.

In the 2017 season, she appeared in 23 games, scoring 5 goals. For her excellent performance in the 2018 season, she was named Player of the Week and Player of the Month for the month of May.

Daly was elected to lead the team for the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. She was not only named the MVP of the tournament but also won the Golden Boot award.

Loan to West Ham United

Rachel Daly later joined West Ham United on September 3, 2020, on a loan that was due to expire on 11 January 2021.

Aston Villa

On August 9, 202, Daly announced her association with the Aston Villa club on a three-year contract. During the 2022-2023 WSL season, she scored a total of 22 goals, winning the Golden Boot award, and was also named the Player of the Season. On August 24, 2023, she announced to change her jersey number from 8 to 9.

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International Career

Rachel Daly has a great international career going on so far. She represented the England national team for U-15, U-17, U-19 and U-23 tournaments. She was also a part of England’s U-17 squad for the FIFA Women’s Cup that finished 4th in 2008.

Day won her senior cap in June 2016 and scored important pals in England’s 7-0 win over Serbia in UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. However, she didn’t get a call-up from the national side after the tournament.

In 2018, she got a call-up from new head coach Phil Neville for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. She also features in four crucial qualifying matches for the 2019 World Cup. On February 19, 2023, she played as a center-forward in an Arnold Clark Cup match against Italy, in which England won by 2-1. She was also a part of the Team GB squad for the Great Britain Olympics in May 2021.

Year         England           Great Britain
Appearances Goals Appearances Goals
2016 5 1
2017 0 0
2018 11 2
2019 17 0
2020 2 0
2021 8 4 4 0
2022 20 4
2023 14 3
Total 77 14 4 0

Rachel Daly FIFA 23 

Daly was named in the England national squad for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in July this year. Rachel Daly’s FIFA 23 ranking is 84 with a potential of 84.

Achievements, Awards & Honors

For her exceptional performance in international football, Rachel Daly was felicitated with several awards and accolades, including

  • NWSL Second XI in 2018, 2021
  • NWSL Challenge Cup Most Valuable Player in 2020
  • NWSL Challenge Cup Best XI in 2020
  • NWSL Challenge Cup Golden Boot in 2020
  • PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year for the 2022–23 season
  • PFA Team of the Year in 2022–23 FA WSL
  • FA Women’s Super League Player of the Month in September and November 2022.
  • WSL Player of the Season for 2022–23
  • WSL Golden Boot in 2022–23
  • Freedom of the City of London in 2022.

Rachel Daly Husband/Partner/Kids

Rachel Daly has openly accepted being a lesbian. While she isn’t married and has no kids, Daly is quite popular for her past relationships. She has dated her Houston Dash teammate Kritie Mewis.

After breaking up with her, Rachel Daly and Millie Turner’s relationship started making headlines. They were immensely in love with each other and had openly accepted their relationship.

However, they later broke up and Rachel Daly is currently dating her Aston Villa Teammate Sarah Mayling. You can see Rachel Daly’s hot photos with Sarah Mayling on her social media handles.

Rachel Daly Height, Weight & Physical Appearance

Rachel Daly is a perfect blend of beauty and athlete, with a height of 167 cm (approximately 5 feet 6 inches). You can often see Rachel Daly’s bikini photos on social media, where she often flaunts her perfect physique.

She weighs around 67 kgs (around 150 lbs in pounds), possessing the fitness a football star should have. Her well-balanced body is a result of her dedication to hard training and fitness. Her blue eyes further add to her beauty.

Rachel Daly’s Net Worth and Source of Income

Talking about Rachel Daly’s salary, she gets around $350,000 annually from Aston Villa Club. She also gets a good salary from the England national football team.

Additionally, she also earns through her brand endorsement deals with Revosports, Adidas, and Hera. Overall, Rachel Daly’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.

Rachel Daly Controversies

  • Rachel Daly’s hot photos with her partner Sarah Mayling have always been the talk of the town.
  • She openly accepted being from the LGBT and faced backlash on social media.

Rachel Daly’s Social Media Handles

Rachel Daly has a considerable fan following on social media handles, with over 451K followers on Instagram and 91.7K followers on Twitter. She owns a verified account and remains active on all platforms.


  • Rachel Daly plays as a forward for both the England national team and the Houston Dash
  • She is a prolific scorer with more than 50 goals in her professional career.
  • She lifted the FA Women’s Cup with Arsenal Ladies in 2016.
  • Daly earned the NWSL Player of the Week award twice in 2017. She wore the England jersey for the first time in 2016.
  • She was part of the Team GB squad that competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • She is renowned for her pace and strength on the field.

FAQs About Rachel Daly

How do I Contact Rachel Daly?

You can contact Rachel Daly through her social media channels. She remains active on her social media handles very often.

Who has Rachel Daly Played for?

Rachel has so far played for Houston Dash, West Ham United, Aston Villa, and England national team.

Where did Rachel Daly Go to College?

After completing high school studies, she went to St. John’s University Red Storm and joined the university’s female football team as a junior.

How Tall is Rachel Daly?

Rachel Daly is a perfect blend of beauty and athlete, with a height of 167 cm (approximately 5 feet 6 inches).

How many Goals has Rachel Daly Scored for Villa?

During the 2022-2023 WSL season, she scored a total of 22 goals, winning the Golden Boot award, and was also named the Player of the Season.

Is Rachel Daly Lesbian?

Yes, Rachel Daly is a lesbian and has been dating Sarah Mayling.

What are Rachel Daly’s Current Teams?

Rachel is currently playing for Aston Villa and the England national football team.