Joanne Peters

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Joanne Peters
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Personal information
Full name Joanne Elsa Peters
Date of birth (1979-09-11) 11 September 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Northern NSW Pride
New York Power
Charlotte Lady Eagles
2005 KIF Örebro DFF
NSW Sapphires
Sydney United
Sydney Olympic
2008 Newcastle Jets 11 (1)
National team
1996–2009 Australia 110 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 March 2009

Joanne "Joey" Elsa Peters (born 11 March 1979 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) is a soccer player who last played for the Newcastle Jets in the Australian W-League.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

After attending the Australian Institute of Sport and the NSW Institute of Sport Peters was signed by Northern NSW Pride in the Australian Women's National Soccer League. She signed with the New York Power in the Women's United Soccer Association.[2] She later had a stint with Brazilian club Santos, becoming the first Australian woman to play professional football in South America.[3]

Peters last played with the Newcastle Jets in the Australian W-League.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Peters made her debut for Australia in 1996. She played her last international football match in February 2009 in a match against Italy in Canberra. She had played 110 times for the Matildas, scoring 28 times.[3][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2009 Peters was a coach with the Australian under-16 women's national team.[12]


  • Australian Women's Footballer of the Year: 2009[13]


  1. ^ Australian Women's Football
  2. ^ "Power adds two Australian players". Sports Illustrated. 26 February 2003. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Matildas veteran Joanne Peters to retire". The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Joanne Peters: Full match listing" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. Womensport Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Joanne Peters Bio". ESPN Soccernet. Women's World Cup 2003. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Matildas smashed by red-hot Italy". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  7. ^ "FIFA Century Club" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  8. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Joanne Peters". FIFA. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  9. ^ "2009 Sport Achievement Awards". Australian Institute of Sport. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  10. ^ "For the love of God and the game". Sydney Anglicans. 5 June 2006. Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  11. ^ Lowe, David (3 February 2009). "David Lowe: Departing champions set standard". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  12. ^ "Project Future's Peters assists U-16s". AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2009. The Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 11 May 2010.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Schwarzer scoops Aussie award". FIFA. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2010.