Canadian midfielder Jessie Fleming signs new contract with England's Chelsea

LONDON — Canadian international Jessie Fleming has signed a new contract with Chelsea, keeping her at the English club until the summer of 2025.

Fleming’s current deal was due to expire next summer.

The 24-year-old midfielder from London, Ont., has made 69 appearances for the London team since signing ahead of the 2020-21 Barclays Women's Super League season.

Fleming has won Super League titles, two FA Cup trophies and the FA Continental League Cup with the Blues.

"We are delighted for Jessie to extend her contract with the club," Paul Green, Chelsea women's general manager, said in a statement. "She has been developing well over the last couple of years and we look forward to seeing her continue to improve and develop in the upcoming years."

Fleming has won 109 caps for Canada and captained her country. She made her senior debut at 15, becoming the second-youngest player to ever play for Canada.

She was part of Canada's Olympic champion team in Tokyo and won bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio. Fleming was honoured as Canada Soccer Player of the Year in 2021.

Chelsea is also home to Canadian star defender Kadeisha Buchanan.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 2, 2022

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