Lisa De Vanna
|Full name||Lisa Marie De Vanna|
|Date of birth||14 November 1984|
|Place of birth||Perth, Australia|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Current club||Sky Blue FC|
|2006–2007||Doncaster Rovers Belles|
|2009||→ Perth Glory (loan)||8||(2)|
|2013||Sky Blue FC||7||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:30,20 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Lisa Marie De Vanna (born 14 November 1984) is an Australian football (soccer) forward. She is currently playing for Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League and is a member of the Australian National Team. A striker with lightning pace and world class dribbling skills, throughout her career with the Matildas, she has scored more goals coming off the bench, and has been labeled as the 'Super-Sub.' Football analyst and former Socceroo Craig Foster stated that she ran on jet-fuel — burning up twice as fast, but with incredible impact.
Early life 
Playing career 
Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. 
AIK Fotboll Dam 
De Vanna played for Swedish club AIK for the 2008 Damallsvenskan season. De Vanna had a very successful season, being the 5th highest goalscorer with 15 goals, helping AIK to their most successful season.
Washington Freedom / magicJack 
In September 2008, De Vanna was selected by Washington Freedom in Women's Professional Soccer. She was the 18th overall selection in the 2008 WPS International Draft. She officially signed for the Freedom in late March 2009. Through the next three years, she played for Washington Freedom and its successor magicJack in the WPS as well as Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets in the W-League in Australia.
Perth Glory 
Linköping FC 
Following the suspension of the 2012 WPS season she signed for Damallsvenskan club Linköping FC. De Vanna made an instant hit scoring 5 goals in her first 8 games including a hat trick against Jitex. On 1 February 2013 it was announced that De Vanna had agreed to terms and signed to play for the Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League inaugural 2013 season.
Sky Blue FC 
On 1 February 2013, it was announced that De Vanna signed with Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League. De Vanna has so far scored two goals in seven appearances, both against Seattle and has been statistically one of the top three strikers in the division so far
She scored four goals for Australia in the 2007 World Cup — one in a 1–1 draw against Norway, two in a 4–1 victory against Ghana, and one against Brazil in her team's 2–3 loss in the quarterfinals. Each goal she scored at the World Cup was dedicated to her father, who died three months before the tournament began.
On 1 October 2007 Lisa was named in the FIFA's Women's World Cup All Star Team and she was also nominated for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year award. She was named Western Australian Sportswoman of the Year in 2007. After returning home after the World Cup De Vanna returned to a job at a petrol station.
In May 2011 De Vanna was sent home from a training camp held to prepare the national team for the World Cup. Australian coach Tom Sermanni stated that the expulsion was for an unacceptable standard of behaviour. The previous September, De Vanna had been subject to a complaint after photographs involving a large inflatable penis were posted to her facebook page. She was censured by Football Federation Australia and instructed to remove the offending pictures. De Vanna moved to Sweden for the 2012/13 season and in recent interviews has stated that her desire to play for The Matildas is now stronger than ever.
In her first game back for hometeam Perth Glory De Vanna scored a stunning long range strike after just 4 minutes in a 6-1 victory over Newcastle Jets. De Vanna played her final game of the 2012 season in the Semi-Final defeat to Melbourne Victory. The final score 1-1 at full time. De Vanna will now be looking to play overseas during the end season.
Matches and goals scored at World Cup and Olympic tournaments 
|Lineup||Start – played entire match
minute ( player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
minute ( player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain
|Min||The minute in the match the goal was scored; blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.|
|Assist/pass||The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information. See Assist (football) page.|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
|aet||The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation|
|pso||Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parathesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time|
|pk or penalty||Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)|
|Result||The final score.
– match was won
– match was lost to opponent
– match was drawn
() – penalty-shoot-out was won after a drawn match
() – penalty-shoot-out was lost after a drawn match
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournaments|
|Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournaments|
57' ( Foster)
45' ( Davies)
62' ( Alagich)
36' ( Small)
46' ( Munoz)
46' ( Small)
46' ( Colthorpe)
46' ( Shipard)
- With Australia
- AFC Women's Asian Cup Winners: 2010
- With Brisbane Roar
- Westfield W-League Winners: 2010-11
- "Aussies' De Vanna dilemma". FIFA. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
- Matildas to keep star on the bench, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 September 2007.
- Foster, Craig: How we learned to live dangerously, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 2007
- "Belles enlist Aussie". Doncaster Free Press. 19 October 2006. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
- "Belles set sights on country cup for fifth time in a row". Doncaster Free Press. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
- "Washington Freedom - Player Bio - Lisa De Vanna". Washington Freedom. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- Goff, Stephen (23 February 2009). "Freedom Updates". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- Haydon, John (25 March 2009). "Freedom announce roster". Washington Times. Retrieved 2009-03-30.[dead link]
- Perth Glory (8 November 2008). "De Vanna back for Glory". Perth Glory. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
- Lisa de Vanna signs for Linköping FC. Wsoccernews.com
- "Sky Blue FC sign Bock, De Vanna, Adams, Makoski". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Athlete: Lisa De Vanna". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
- "Player Statistics - Lisa De Vanna". FIFA. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
- Smithies, Tom (26 September 2007). "De Vanna pays tribute to father". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
- "All-Star nod for De Vanna". Sydney Morning Herald. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
- Gene Stephan (24 November 2007). "De Vanna in first strike for soccer". the West Australian. p. 179.
- Halloran, Jessica (18 September 2007). "Touch of Maradonas about Matildas". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
- "Player Profile - Lisa De Vanna". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- Sebastian Hassett and Michael Cockerill. "Expelled de Vanna a cup doubt". The Age. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- Maria Bervanakis (9 September 2010). "De Vanna in trouble over Facebook pics". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- Thomas Hunter (9 September 2010). "Matildas soccer player ordered to remove lewd Facebook photos". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- "Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004 - Women: MATCH Report: Brazil - Australia". FIFA.
- "Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004 - Women: MATCH Report: Greece - Australia". FIFA.
- "Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004 - Women: MATCH Report: USA - Australia". FIFA.
- "Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004 - Women: MATCH Report: Sweden - Australia". FIFA.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup: China 2007: MATCH Report: Ghanna - Australia". FIFA.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup: China 2007: MATCH Report: Australia - Norway". FIFA.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup: China 2007: MATCH Report: Australia - Canada". FIFA.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup: China 2007: MATCH Report: Brazil - Australia". FIFA.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Brazil - Australia". FIFA.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Australia - Equatorial Guinea". FIFA.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Australia - Norway". FIFA.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany 2011: MATCH Report: Sweden - Australia". FIFA.
- Official website
- Lisa De Vanna – FIFA competition record
- Football Federation Australia player profile
- Washington Freedom player profile
- Perth Glory player profile
- Damallsvenskan player profile (Swedish)
- Decoding Devanna: ESPN HERoics episode