Clare Polkinghorne

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Clare Polkinghorne
Clare Polkinghorne.jpg
Polkinghorne playing for the Brisbane Roar
Personal information
Full name Clare Elizabeth Polkinghorne[1]
Date of birth (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 4
Youth career
Wynnum Wolves
Capalaba Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Brisbane Toro
2004 Queensland Lions
Queensland Academy of Sport
2008– Brisbane Roar 102 (11)
2014 INAC Kobe Leonessa (loan)
2015 Portland Thorns 9 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Australia U-20 14 (0)
2006– Australia 95 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 March 2017

Clare Elizabeth Polkinghorne (born 1 February 1989 in Brisbane, Queensland[2]) is an Australian professional soccer player currently playing for the Brisbane Roar in the Australian W-League.

Career[edit]

For the 2014 season, Polkinghorne was loaned to INAC Kobe Leonessa in Japan.[3] She signed for Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League after the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[4]

Portland Thorns waived Polkinghorne in February 2016.[5]

On January 7, Polkinghorne become the first player to play 100 club games in the Westfield W-League, all of which have been played for the Roar.[6]

Polkinghorne first represented the Australia women's national soccer team in 2006 and has played 26 matches, scoring two goals. She played one match at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup[7][8]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 March 2008 Stockland Park, Sunshine Coast, Australia  New Zealand 4–2 4–2 Friendly
2 2 June 2008 Thống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Japan 1–3 1–3 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup
3 16 June 2013 Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia  New Zealand 1–0 1–1 Friendly
4 10 February 2015 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, New Zealand  North Korea 1–0 2–1 Friendly
5 11 March 2015 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Czech Republic 5–2 6–2 2015 Cyprus Cup
6 2 March 2016 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  Vietnam 9–0 9–0 2016 Olympics qualifying
7 9 August 2016 Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil  Zimbabwe 2–0 6–1 2016 Summer Olympics

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Brisbane Roar

Country[edit]

Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players — 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). FIFA. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Player profile – Clare Polkinghorne". Queensland Roar. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Clare Polkinghorne signs with INAC Kobe". The Women's Game. 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Thorns FC sign defender Clare Polkinghorne". National Women's Soccer League. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Thorns FC acquire defender Katherine Reynolds from Washington Spirit in exchange for defender Alyssa Kleiner". Portland Timbers. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Polks first to reach century". Football Federation Australia. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Player profile – Clare Polkinghorne". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics – Clare Polkinghorne". FIFA. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
Brisbane Roar captain
2008–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Melissa Barbieri
Australia captain
2013–present
Served alongside: Kate Gill (2014)
Incumbent