Caitlin Foord

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Caitlin Foord
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Personal information
Full name Caitlin Jade Foord
Date of birth (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Left / Right winger, right wingback
Club information
Current team
Sydney FC
Number 9
Youth career
Illawarra Sports H.S.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 NSWIS
2009–2010 Central Coast Mariners 0 (0)
2010–2013 Sydney FC 35 (6)
2013–2014 Sky Blue FC 36 (0)
2013–2014 Sydney FC (loan) 11 (5)
2014–2016 Perth Glory 20 (6)
2015 Sky Blue FC 10 (0)
2016–2017 Sydney FC 10 (2)
2017 Vegalta Sendai Ladies 17 (4)
2017– Sydney FC 2 (1)
2018– Portland Thorns FC 0 (0)
National team
2007–2011 Australia U-17 5 (1)
2011– Australia 60 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 November 2017

Caitlin Jade Foord (born 11 November 1994) is an Australian professional football player, who currently plays for Sydney FC in the Australian W-League. She became the youngest Australian ever to play at a World Cup when she represented Australia at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup at the age of 16.

Club career[edit]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

Foord was signed by the Central Coast Mariners in the off-season for the 2009 W-League season from the New South Wales Institute of Sport.[1][2]

Sydney FC[edit]

With the announcement that the Central Coast Mariners would not field a women's team in the 2010–11 W-League season, Foord, along with fellow Mariners players Teresa Polias, Lydia Vandenbergh, and Renee Rollason, all switched to nearby club, Sydney FC.[3]

Sky Blue FC[edit]

In March 2013, it was announced that Foord had signed with American team, Sky Blue FC, for the inaugural season of the NWSL.[4][5]

Loan to Sydney FC[edit]

In October 2013, Sky Blue FC loaned Foord back to Sydney FC for a season.[6]

Perth Glory[edit]

In August 2014, Foord joined Perth Glory.[7]

Sky Blue FC[edit]

In 2015 Foord joined Sky Blue FC, following her participation in the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, alongside fellow Matildas teammate Samantha Kerr.[8][9]

Return to Sydney FC[edit]

On 13 September 2016, Sydney FC announced that Foord had signed with the club.[10]

Vegalta Sendai Ladies[edit]

In January 2017, Japan Women's Football League club Vegalta Sendai Ladies announced that the club had signed Foord on a permanent deal.[11]

Second return to Sydney FC[edit]

On 15 December 2017, Foord returned to Sydney FC, coming straight into the match squad of the day.[12]

Portland Thorns[edit]

On 11 January 2018, Foord's rights in the NWSL were traded from Sky Blue to Seattle Reign for two other players. The rights were subsequently traded to the Portland Thorns along with a 2020 NWSL 2nd Round draft pick in exchange for US international midfielder Allie Long.[13] Foord indicated that she would indeed be playing with the Thorns.[14]

International career[edit]

Foord assisted the Australian Westfield U16 Women's team to progress through to the AFC U17 Women's Championship undefeated by scoring a hat-trick in a match against the Philippines.[15]

Catlin was announced in an extended Australian Westfield Women's under 17 squad for the upcoming ASEAN Cup in October and AFC Championships in November.[16]

Foord made her debut and scored for the Matildas on 12 May 2011, in a 3–0 friendly win against New Zealand at Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford.[17]

In June–July 2011, Foord competed at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany. Foord started in two of the three group matches from right back, missing out on game two versus Equatorial Guinea. Foord then started from right midfield in the quarter-final game against Sweden, before showing off her quick pace down the right flank when reverting to the full-back position after Elyse Perry was substituted for Tameka Butt in the 59th minute. The Matildas were eliminated from the competition after losing this match 3–1. Foord was given the "Best Young Player" award for the tournament.[18]

Television and film[edit]

External video
Aussies Abroad: The Matildas (ESPN) retrieved 12/18/2013

In 2013, Foord was featured in an hour-long episode of ESPN's Aussies Abroad entitled, The Matildas, which profiled four Australian national team players (Foord, Lisa De Vanna, Kyah Simon, and Samantha Kerr) and their experience playing internationally.[19][20]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 May 2011 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford, Australia  New Zealand 1–0 3–0 Friendly
2 14 May 2014 Thống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Japan 1–0 2–2 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup
3 12 February 2015 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand 3–0 3–2 Friendly
4 19 May 2015 Valentine Sports Park, Sydney, Australia  Vietnam 2–0 4–0 Friendly
5 21 May 2015 WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia  Vietnam 11–0 11–0 Friendly
6 4 June 2016 Moreshead Park Stadium, Ballarat, Australia  New Zealand 1–0 2–0 Friendly
7 2–0
8 6 August 2016 Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil  Germany 2–0 2–2 2016 Summer Olympics
9 3 August 2017 StubHub Center, Carson, United States  Brazil 2–1 6–1 2017 Tournament of Nations
10 5–1
11 19 September 2017 McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, Australia  Brazil 2–1 3–2 Friendly


Foord in action at the 2017 Algarve Cup


Sydney FC
Perth Glory





  1. ^ "FourFourTwo AU Article – Mariners Finalise W-League Squad" Archived 18 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Mariners News Article – Mariners’ Westfield W-League team unveiled for 2009" Archived 17 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Who's in the W
  4. ^ "Australian National Team member Caitlin Foord is headed to Sky Blue FC". NWSL News. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Australian Defender Caitlin Foord Signs with Team". Sky Blue FC. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Perth Glory announce signing of six Matildas". The Women's Game. 6 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sky Blue FC Waives LaBonta, Morris to make room for Foord, Kerr". Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sky Blue FC signs Australians Kerr, Foord". Equalizer Soccer. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Matildas Star Returns To Sydney FC". Sydney FC. 13 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "シドニーFC ケイトリン フォード選手 完全移籍加入のお知らせ" [Vegalta Sendai Ladies Sign Sydney FC Caitlin Foord] (in Japanese). Vegalta Sendai Ladies. 30 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Foord back with Sky Blues". FourFourTwo. 15 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Thorns FC acquire rights to Caitlin Foord, 2020 NWSL draft pick from Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Allie Long". Portland Timbers. 11 January 2018. 
  14. ^ Foord, Caitlin (11 Jan 2018). "I'm as pumped as I am in this photo to be coming to the [Rose] city #BAONPDX". @CaitlinFoord on Twitter. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  15. ^ "FFA News Article – Under 16's in massive win over Philippines"
  16. ^ "FFA News Article – Westfield Women's under 17 squad AIS training camp"
  17. ^ Matildas Cruise Past Kiwis Archived 14 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ FourFourTwo – Matildas Teen Wins Top Award Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "The Matildas". ESPN. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Aussies Abroad: The Matildas". ESPN. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Caitlin Foord named Hyundai Best Young Player". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 

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