Australia women's national soccer team

women's national association football team representing Australia

The Australia women's national soccer team represents Australia in international women's soccer. It is currently governed by Football Australia and has been a member of the Asian Football Confederation since 2006, when Australia left the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The team is officially nicknamed the "Matildas" (after the Australian folk song and bush ballad "Waltzing Matilda"), but was referred to as the "Female Socceroos" until 1995.

Australia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Matildas, Tillies
AssociationFootball Australia
ConfederationOFC (Oceania): 1966–2006
AFC (Asia): 2006–present
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachTony Gustavsson
CaptainSam Kerr
Most capsClare Polkinghorne (163)
Top scorerSam Kerr (68)
FIFA codeAUS
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 6 Steady (7 December 2018)[1]
Highest4 (December 2017)
Lowest16 (October 2003 – June 2004; September 2005)
First international
 Australia 2–2 New Zealand 
(Sydney; 6 October 1979)
Biggest win
 Australia 21–0 American Samoa 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 9 October 1998)
Biggest defeat
 United States 9–1 Australia 
(Ambler, United States; 5 June 1997)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1995)
Best resultFourth place (2023)
Olympic Games
Appearances4 (first in 2000)
Best resultFourth place (2020)
Asian Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions (2010)
Oceanian Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1983)
Best resultChampions (1994, 1998, 2003)
Southeast Asian Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2008)
Best resultChampions (2008)
WebsiteOfficial website

Players

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The following 23 players were named to the final squad for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2]

Caps and goals are current as of 19 August 2023 after the match against Sweden.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Lydia Williams (1988-05-13) 13 May 1988 (age 36) 102 0   Brighton & Hove Albion
12 1GK Teagan Micah (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 26) 14 0   Liverpool
18 1GK Mackenzie Arnold (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 30) 42 0   West Ham United

2 2DF Courtney Nevin (2002-02-12) 12 February 2002 (age 22) 24 0   Leicester City
3 2DF Aivi Luik (1985-03-18) 18 March 1985 (age 39) 43 1   BK Häcken
4 2DF Clare Polkinghorne (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 35) 163 16   Vittsjö GIK
7 2DF Steph Catley (vice-captain) (1994-01-26) 26 January 1994 (age 30) 117 5   Arsenal
14 2DF Alanna Kennedy (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 29) 114 9   Manchester City
15 2DF Clare Hunt (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 25) 13 0   Western Sydney Wanderers
21 2DF Ellie Carpenter (2000-04-28) 28 April 2000 (age 24) 69 3   Lyon
22 2DF Charlotte Grant (2001-09-20) 20 September 2001 (age 22) 19 1   Vittsjö GIK

6 3MF Clare Wheeler (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 26) 14 0   Everton
8 3MF Alex Chidiac (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 25) 30 2   Racing Louisville
10 3MF Emily van Egmond (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 31) 135 31   San Diego Wave
13 3MF Tameka Yallop (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 33) 115 12   Brann
19 3MF Katrina Gorry (1992-08-13) 13 August 1992 (age 31) 101 17   Vittsjö GIK
23 3MF Kyra Cooney-Cross (2002-02-15) 15 February 2002 (age 22) 35 0   Hammarby IF

5 4FW Cortnee Vine (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 26) 24 3   Sydney FC
9 4FW Caitlin Foord (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 29) 116 30   Arsenal
11 4FW Mary Fowler (2003-02-14) 14 February 2003 (age 21) 43 11   Manchester City
16 4FW Hayley Raso (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 29) 78 15   Real Madrid
17 4FW Kyah Simon (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 33) 111 29   Tottenham Hotspur
20 4FW Sam Kerr (captain) (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 30) 125 64   Chelsea
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References

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  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. "CONFIRMED: Matildas squad locked in for Women's World Cup". Matildas. Football Australia. 3 July 2023. Retrieved 3 July 2023.