Sep 5, 2019
'I swapped Chelsea FC for the City': From goalie to Goldman Sachs
Lizzie Durack quit as a Chelsea goalkeeper this summer to follow a new financial career in the City of London, and many of her friends will be in action as the FA Women's Super League kicks off. During the 2018-19 season, Durack found herself behind two other goalkeepers in the Chelsea pecking order, and by the end of the season there were four goalkeepers at the club vying for places. Born in Australia, she was the only girl in her school football team, went on to study at Harvard in the US for four years, won a full international cap for her mother's homeland England, and played professionally for both Everton and Chelsea. Durack had joined Chelsea in 2018 after a second spell of playing at Everton, where she says she had a rather "Volatile period as a professional". Durack played three first team games for Chelsea last season and kept three clean sheets, in the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup against Crystal Palace, Yeovil Town and Tottenham Hotspur.
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