Emily van Egmond

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Emily van Egmond
van Egmond playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Emily Louise van Egmond[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 30)
Place of birth Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
San Diego Wave
Number 10
Youth career
2008 Northern NSW Pride
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Newcastle Jets 8 (2)
2009–2011 Canberra United 16 (2)
2011 Fortuna Hjørring
2011–2013 Newcastle Jets 17 (5)
2012 Western New York Flash
2013 Seattle Reign FC 6 (0)
2013–2014 Western Sydney Wanderers 12 (2)
2014 Chicago Red Stars 10 (2)
2014 Newcastle Jets 12 (5)
2015–2016 1. FFC Frankfurt 17 (1)
2016–2017 VfL Wolfsburg 9 (5)
2016 VfL Wolfsburg II 3 (1)
2017–2018 Newcastle Jets 19 (4)
2018–2020 Orlando Pride 25 (0)
2019–2020Melbourne City (loan) 13 (6)
2020West Ham United (loan) 10 (3)
2021 West Ham United 11 (1)
2021 Orlando Pride 2 (0)
2021 Newcastle Jets 3 (0)
2022– San Diego Wave 2 (0)
International career
2007–2009 Australia U17 15 (4)
2008–2013 Australia U-20
2010– Australia 127 (30)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18 December 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 July 2023

Emily Louise van Egmond (born 12 July 1993) is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for San Diego Wave FC and the Australia women's national team. She previously played for German side 1. FFC Frankfurt and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, Danish side Fortuna Hjørring in the Elitedivisionen, Chicago Red Stars and Orlando Pride in the NWSL, West Ham United in the FA Women's Super League, as well as Canberra United, Western Sydney Wanderers, Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City in Australia's W-League.

Early life[edit]

Van Egmond was raised in Newcastle, Australia. She began playing football at the age of five. She is the daughter of former Socceroo and Newcastle United Jets A-League coach, Gary van Egmond.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

Canberra United (2009–2011)[edit]

Van Egmond played for Canberra United from 2009 through 2011. During the 2009 season, she made six appearances for the club and scored one goal. During the 2010/11 season, she played in seven matches and scored one goal.[5]

Fortuna Hjørring (2011–2012)[edit]

Van Egmond played for Fortuna Hjørring during the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League after being scouted by the team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[6] She made one appearance for the club during a match against BSC YB Frauen.[7]

Newcastle Jets (2011–2013)[edit]

Van Egmond returned to the Newcastle Jets for the 2012–2013 season. She scored four goals in the eight matches she started and played in.[7][8]

Western New York Flash (2012)[edit]

During the summer of 2012, van Egmond played for the Western New York Flash in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, the top division women's soccer league at the time. The team clinched the league championship. During the championship final, the Flash defeated the Chicago Red Stars 4–3 on penalties. Van Egmond scored on the fourth penalty for the Flash giving them a 3–2 lead. The Red Stars missed their fourth penalty and the championship title was sealed by Angela Salem's successful fifth penalty.[3][9]

Seattle Reign FC (2013)[edit]

On 12 July 2013, American side Seattle Reign FC signed van Egmond for the remainder of the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[10] She made her debut for the club during a match against the Washington Spirit in which the Reign won 2–1.[11] Van Egmond made six appearances for the Reign including four starts, tallying 296 minutes on the pitch.[7]

Western Sydney Wanderers (2013–2014)[edit]

Van Egmond in action for Australia at the 2017 Algarve Cup

Van Egmond signed with Western Sydney Wanderers at the beginning of the 2013–14 season.[12]

Chicago Red Stars (2014)[edit]

In May 2014, van Egmond joined Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL.[13] She was waived by the Chicago Red Stars in September 2014.[14]

Newcastle Jets (2014–2015)[edit]

Ahead of the 2014 season, van Egmond returned again to the Newcastle Jets.[15]

1. FFC Frankfurt (2015–2016)[edit]

On 12 June 2015, van Egmond joined German Frauen-Bundesliga club 1. FFC Frankfurt.[16]

VfL Wolfsburg (2016–2017)[edit]

On 23 August 2016, van Egmond joined Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg on a two-year deal.[17] On 13 October 2017, van Egmond left VfL Wolfsburg to return to Australia.[18]

Newcastle Jets (2017)[edit]

Despite initial reports by VfL Wolfsburg, Newcastle Jets coach Craig Deans confirmed that the club had not signed van Egmond directly from VfL Wolfsburg.[19] A few days later however, Newcastle Jets found the funds to sign her to their W-League squad;[20] hearing that she wanted to return to Australia, businesses as well as the council of her hometown offered financial support to the club, making van Egmond the first paid transfer into the W-League.[21]

Orlando Pride (2018–2020)[edit]

On 14 February 2018, Orlando Pride announced that they had signed van Egmond.[22] Van Egmond made her debut for the Pride on 28 April 2018.[23]

On 15 August 2019, Orlando Pride announced that van Egmond would undergo season-ending ankle surgery in Australia. She was placed on the season ending injury list.[24][25]

In March 2020, the impending NWSL season was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. An eventual restart was made through a smaller schedule 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup tournament.[26][27] However, on 22 June, Orlando withdrew from the tournament following positive COVID-19 tests among both players and staff.[28]

Melbourne City (2019–2020)[edit]

During the NWSL offseason, van Egmond joined Melbourne City ahead of the 2019–20 W-League season.[29] Van Egmond scored a career-high six regular season goals as Melbourne successfully defended their Premiership title and subsequently went on to win the Championship, beating Sydney FC in the final.[30][31]

West Ham United (2020–2021)[edit]

On 28 August 2020, having been unable to play since the W-League Championship game in February, Orlando loaned van Egmond to English FA WSL club West Ham United ahead of the 2020–21 season.[32] She scored her first goal for the team on 18 October 2020 in a 4–2 defeat to Manchester United.[33]

In January 2021, van Egmond signed permanently with the club.[34]

In May 2021, van Egmond left West Ham United despite being offered a new contract.[35]

Orlando Pride (2021)[edit]

On 7 October 2021, it was announced van Egmond had re-signed with Orlando Pride for the remainder of the 2021 season.[36] She made two substitute appearances for 58 minutes. On 18 January 2022, van Egmond's NWSL playing rights were traded with Taylor Kornieck to San Diego Wave FC in exchange for $125,000 in allocation money and San Diego's natural second-round pick in the 2024 NWSL Draft.[37]

Newcastle Jets (2021–2022)[edit]

With van Egmond's NWSL set to expire on 31 December 2021, Orlando Pride transferred her to Newcastle Jets on 7 December so she could immediately join the team for the 2021–22 A-League Women season during the NWSL offseason while retaining her playing rights. The spell was van Egmond's fifth with her hometown team.[38]

International career[edit]

van Egmond playing for Australia

Van Egmond represented the Young Matildas at under-20 level.[39] In January 2010, she was called up to the Australia national team for a two-match series against Italy,[40] but was unable to play in either match due to an ankle injury.[41] She made her senior debut as a late substitute in a match against DPR Korea on March 3, 2010, and she and her team went on to win the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup.[42] During the 2011 World Cup in Germany, 17-year-old van Egmond scored to launch Australia to a 2–1 lead over Equatorial Guinea, and helped the squad win 3–2.[3]

Van Egmond was selected for the Matildas which qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She played in all five qualification matches. The Matildas advanced to the quarter-finals with one victory and a draw in the group play. In the quarter-finals they beat Great Britain 4-3 after extra time. However, they lost 1–0 to Sweden in the semi-final and were then beaten 4–3 in the bronze medal playoff by USA.[43] Full details. Their fourth place finish was Australia's best-ever finish at a major intercontinental tournament.

On June 10, 2021, she played her 100th match for Australia in a friendly match against Denmark.[44]

On July 3, 2023, she was nominated for the World Cup in her home country.[45]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 July 2011 Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany  Equatorial Guinea 2–1 3–2 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
2 3 September 2011 Jinan Olympic Sports Center, Jinan, China  Thailand 5–0 5–1 2012 Olympics qualifying
3 8 September 2011  China 1–0 1–0
4 27 November 2013 Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia  China 2–0 2–1 Friendly
5 7 March 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  France 2–3 2–3 2014 Cyprus Cup
6 12 March 2014 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Italy 2–0 5–2
7 3–0
8 12 February 2015 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand 1–0 3–2 Friendly
9 9 March 2015 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Finland 3–0 3–0 2015 Cyprus Cup
10 11 March 2015 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Czech Republic 2–1 6–2
11 21 May 2015 Jubilee Oval, Sydney, Australia  Vietnam 7–0 11–0 Friendly
12 2 March 2016 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  Vietnam 7–0 9–0 2016 Olympics qualifying
13 4 March 2016  South Korea 2–0 2–0
14 9 March 2016  China 1–1 1–1
15 30 July 2017 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Japan 4–1 4–2 2017 Tournament of Nations
16 10 April 2018 Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan  Vietnam 4–0 8–0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup
17 10 November 2018 Penrith Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Chile 1–0 2–3 Friendly
18 2–3
19 10 February 2020 Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Thailand 1–0 6–0 2020 Olympics qualifying
20 2–0
21 4–0
22 13 February 2020 Western Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia  China 1–1 1–1
23 6 March 2020 Newcastle International Sports Centre, Newcastle, Australia  Vietnam 3–0 5–0
24 23 October 2021 Western Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Brazil 3–1 3–1 Friendly
25 21 January 2022 Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, India  Indonesia 9–0 18–0 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup
26 12–0
27 15–0
28 24 January 2022  Philippines 3–0 4–0
29 27 January 2022  Thailand 1–0 2–1
30 27 July 2023 Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia  Nigeria 1–0 3–2 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup


Western New York Flash


Melbourne City




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