Emma Checker

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Emma Checker
Personal information
Full name Emma Kay Checker
Date of birth (1996-03-11) 11 March 1996 (age 21)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Incheon Red Angels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Adelaide United 17 (0)
2013–2015 Melbourne Victory 22 (1)
2015–2017 Canberra United 15 (0)
2017– Incheon Red Angels 0 (0)
National team
2011 Australia U17 7 (0)
2012– Australia U20
2012– Australia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 February 2017

Emma Kay Checker (born 11 March 1996) is an Australian soccer player, currently playing as a defender for WK League team Incheon Red Angels. She has also represented Australia at under-17, under-20 and senior levels. She made her international debut for Australia in November 2012.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Adelaide United[edit]

Checker made her senior debut for Adelaide United on the opening day of the 2011–12 W-League season, aged 15.[1] She went on to make six further appearances for the club that season, and played in Adelaide's first W-League victory in 34 matches;[2][3] Checker was one of eight players retained by Adelaide United for the 2012–13 season,[3] and went on to make eleven appearances that season.[2] On 31 May 2013, she became the first female in nearly 20 years to play in an under-18s match with men, when she represented West Torrens Birkalla against White City.[4]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

Prior to the start of the 2013–14 season, Checker switched to Melbourne Victory.[5] She made her debut for the side on 16 November; despite scoring the opening goal of the game after four minutes, she was unable to prevent Melbourne from slipping to a 5–1 defeat against Sydney.[6]

International career[edit]

Prior to making her Adelaide United debut, Checker made her debut for Australia's under-17 team in a friendly against New Zealand.[1] She was part of her country's unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, and her performances earned her a place in Australia's senior training camp in March 2012.[1] Still aged 16, she was selected for a friendly against New Zealand on 24 June 2012, but remained an unused substitute.[1] Instead, she made her senior international debut on 23 November 2012, playing the entire match in a 4–0 victory over Hong Kong.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mammone, Christian (24 October 2012). "Checker on the rise for Lady Reds". Football Australia. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Emma Checker (Adelaide) W-League Football Player Profile". Yahoo! Sport New Zealand. Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Migliacco, Val (19 October 2012). "Adelaide's Lady Reds ready to dump bunnies tag". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rising soccer star Emma Checker takes on the boys - and dominates". News.com.au. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lisa De Vanna and Emma Checker join Melbourne Victor". The Woman's Game. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Turner, David (16 November 2013). "Emma Checker wins friends with a debut goal after just four minutes". Herald Sun. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Emma Checker makes her Matildas debut". Football Federation SA Inc. 23 November 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.