Simon playing for the Matildas at the 2017 Algarve Cup
|Full name||Gema Simon|
|Date of birth||19 July 1990|
|Place of birth||Armidale, Australia|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Left back / Winger|
|2013||→ Ottawa Fury (loan)|
|2016||→ Suwon (loan)|
|* 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 8 March 2017
Simon was born in Armidale, New South Wales. She is an Indigenous Australian, and grew up the eldest of three siblings. Her cousin, Kyah Simon, is also an Australian international footballer. Gema started playing football aged five.
In May 2013, Simon joined USL W-League side Ottawa Fury. She was not paid for her time at the club, but did receive off-field assistance. She suffered an injury one month into the season and did not recover during her remaining two months with the side.
In October 2015, Simon re-joined the Newcastle Jets.
After her loan at Suwon, Simon was announced as captain of Newcastle Jets once more.
In mid-2009, Simon was called up to the Australia under-20 team for the 2009 AFC U-19 Women's Championship. She made her debut for the side in a pre-tournament friendly against South Korea in July 2009.
Simon was first called up to the Australian senior side for the 2014 Cyprus Cup. She made her debut for the team in March 2014, playing a full match in a loss to Scotland in the Group Stage of the tournament. She was again included in the Australia squad for the 2015 Cyprus Cup.
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