Cassandra Dimovski

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Cassandra Dimovski
Cassandra Dimovski (cropped).jpg
Dimovski playing for Melbourne Victory in 2012
Personal information
Full name Cassandra Sue Dimovski
Date of birth (1993-12-27) 27 December 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Bundoora, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Melbourne Victory 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2016.

Cassandra Dimovski (born 27 December 1993) is an Australian football (soccer) goalkeeper who most recently played for the Melbourne Victory in the W-League, the top division of women's soccer in Australia.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dimovski was raised in Lower Plenty, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria where she attended Templestowe College.[2] At age 14, she was scouted by a teacher to play for club team Eltham Redbacks. Originally playing as a midfielder, she changed to the goalkeeper position.[2] Dimovski also played for club team Box Hill Inter where she played with Matildas goalkeeper and captain Melissa Barbieri.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Melbourne Victory, 2011–2016[edit]

Primarily playing for the Melbourne Victory as a backup goalkeeper,[3] Dimovski earned caps for the team in December 2013 after the team's primary goalkeeper Brianna Davey was injured[4][5] and helped the team finish third during the regular season. After advancing to the playoffs, the Victory eventually won the Grand Final.[6][7][8]

In October 2015, it was announced that Dimovski was one of three Australian Victory players to return to the squad for the 2015–16 season.[9]

International[edit]

In 2012, Dimovski played for the Victorian National Training Centre (NTC) Girls Team in consideration for the senior national team.[10]

Honours[edit]

Team

  • W-League Grand Final Runners Up: 2013
  • W-League Grand Final Winners: 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile – Cassandra Dimovski". Melbourne Victory FC. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Whitelaw, Anna (21 February 2012). "Cassandra Dimovski has goals in her sights". Banyule & Nillumbik Weekly. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dimovski, Ruyter-Hooley and Mastrantonio return to Victory". The Women's Game. August 13, 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Turner, David (December 11, 2013). "Melbourne Victory's Cassandra Dimovski makes return to W-League". Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Lim, Jordan (November 2, 2012). "Dimovski heroics not enough for Victory". The Corner Flag. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013/2014 W-League". Soccer Way. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Owens, Niav (25 November 2012). "Roar snatch victory from Melbourne". ABC. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "W-League grand final: Melbourne Victory beat Brisbane Roar for first title". The Guardian. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Victory announces new-look W-League squad". Melbourne Victory. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Best form of attack is defence". The Football Sack. August 23, 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368
  • Stewart, Barbara (2012), Women's Soccer: The Passionate Game, Greystone Books, ISBN 1926812603

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