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More than 100 years after the first women's football match and 110 statues of male players, the first prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will be unveiled in Manchester before the Women's World Cup next month.
A life-size statue of 1920s footballer by sculptor Lily Parr will stand outside the National Football Museum from June.
Parr scored over 980 goals in her 32-year career and became the first woman to enter the Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Her career took off at a time when women’s football over shadowed the men's game, with millions of fit young men sent to fight in the first world war. But in 1921 it was outlawed by the FA who deemed it "quite unsuitable for females" – a decision that was only reversed in 1969.
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