WALES legend Jess Fishlock has been named as the National Women’s Soccer League’s most valuable player.

The 34-year-old, who is Wales’ most-capped footballer, was recognised for her superb season with OL Reign.

The midfielder has been with Reign, who are based south of Seattle, since the NWSL’s inception in 2013 and this is her first individual award.

“Thank you to my teammates,” Tweeted Fishlock. “No team sport truly ever has individual awards.

“My teammates deserve all the credit too - cannot play this game alone. Thank you OL Reign.”

Fishlock made 21 starts, scored five goals and provided four assists to help her team make the post-season, when they lost to Washington Spirit in the semi-finals.

“If you speak to most people around the league and ask the coaches if they could take one player from our team, it would always be Jess,” said OL Reign head coach Laura Harvey.

“I think that’s just a compliment of what she’s always brought to this team. The journey that she’s been on to get to this point has been phenomenal. I’m glad that she’s getting some recognition that she deserves.”

Fishlock was the first player to earn 100 caps for Wales and is a key figure in the bid to qualify for the 2023 World Cup.