Manchester City’s Chloe Kelly scores another historic winner as Lionesses lift inaugural Finalissima trophy

European Champions and now Finalissima winners too — all in less than a year. The Lionesses are massive.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 7th April 2023

England’s Lionesses have once again etched themselves into history by winning their second trophy in the space of a year and the first-ever Finalissima against Brazil.

To make things even sweeter, it was Manchester City‘s very own Chloe Kelly who once again secured the victory, firing home an emphatic spot-kick as England’s high-flying women’s team beat the 2022 Women’s Copa América winners 4-2 on penalties.

Not only was the 2023 Finalissima the inaugural women’s competition between the reigning UEFA and CONMEBOL champions, but it also saw the Lionesses win a penalty shootout in a major final.

It only felt fitting to have the same player who scored the winner at the Euros do the honours. Here’s how she did it:

That’s two winning goals in two finals for City’s Chloe Kelly — nothing but ice in those veins.


It was all Manc action when it came to the Lioness scorers on the night, with Man United Women’s Ella Toone only needing 22 minutes and 26 seconds to bag the opening goal after a lovely team move.

However, Sarina Wiegman’s side had to deal with the pressure of not only conceding a late equaliser but then navigating a penalty shootout in front of 83,132 fans inside Wembley. We don’t need to remind you how much nerves are involved when it comes to England and penalties.


Nevertheless, they managed to put even more national demons behind them to lift the 2023 Finalissima. It seems these girls can’t stop winning stuff at the moment — here’s hoping it continues for a long time.

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With the 2023 Australia and New Zealand Women’s World Cup kicking off in August, having two pieces of silverware within less than a year behind them will no doubt do wonders for the confidence heading into the tournament, as will their health-conscious new kit released they debuted on Thursday night.

Come on, Lionesses, we believe in you.


You can watch the full highlights England vs Brazil in the 2023 Finalissima down below:

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Featured Image — Lionesses (via Twitter)