Reading-born Fran Kirby is a European champion after helping the Lionesses to a historic win over Germany in the final of the European Championships at Wembley.

More than 87,000 turned out to see the tournament decider, with Sarina Wiegman's side winning after extra-time.

29-year-old Kirby, educated in Caversham, started every match of the tournament- scoring two goals.

Chelsea's record goalscorer, the midfielder netted an incredible 68 goals in just 42 appearances for the Royals before joining the Blues in 2015.

Not the only former Reading star to lead the country to their first tournamnet win since 1966, goalkeeper Mary Earps started every game in the competition.

Spending two seasons in Berkshire, Earps was in the Team of the Season in 2017 and was given her international debut.

Leaving the Royal County to move to German champions Wolfsburg in 2018, the 29-year-old has been wiht Manchester United since 2019.