Lydia Williams

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Lydia Williams
Lydia Williams.jpg
Williams playing for Canberra United in 2009
Personal information
Full name Lydia Grace Yilkari Williams
Date of birth (1988-05-13) 13 May 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Katanning, Australia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Canberra United
Number 1
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Canberra United 12 (0)
2009 Chicago Red Stars
2009–2012 Canberra United 34 (0)
2012–2013 Piteå IF 24 (0)
2013–2014 Canberra United 12 (0)
2014 Western New York Flash 14 (0)
2015 Washington Spirit 0 (0)
2015– Canberra United 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Australia U-20 14 (0)
2005– Australia 48 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 April 2014.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 October 2015

Lydia Grace Yilkari Williams (born 13 May 1988) is an Australian soccer player, who currently plays for Canberra United in the Australian W-League.[1]

Early life[edit]

Williams was born in Katanning, Western Australia to a father of Aboriginal descent and a mother from the United States.[2][3][4]

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

After playing junior football for Tuggeranong and Woden in the Australian Capital Territory Williams joined the Australian Institute of Sport Football Program.[1]

Williams joined Australian W-League team Canberra United in 2008.

In 2014, following a season-ending injury to Adrianna Franch, the Western New York Flash signed Lydia Williams to be their starting goalkeeper.[5][6] Williams started 14 games in goal for the Western New York Flash. The Katanning, West Australia native recorded two shutouts in 2014 prior to tearing her ACL while participating in the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with the Australian Women’s National Team, an injury that ended her NWSL season. In September 2014, Williams was waived by Flash and was selected by Washington Spirit for the 2015 season.[7] She was not on the roster for the Washington Spirit at the start of the season.[8] She is currently unaffiliated with a professional team and is a current member of the Australian women's national soccer team.

International career[edit]

She has represented Australia at the 2006 AFC Women's Asian Cup and the 2006 FIFA World Under 20 Women's Championship.[9][10]



Canberra United




  1. ^ a b "Player Profile - Lydia Williams". Canberra United FC. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Sherwood, Merryn (29 September 2008). "Williams takes walk on the wild side". Canberra United FC. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lydia Williams - Pride of the Deadlys". Vibe. October 2006. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Inspirational keeper takes road less travelled". FIFA. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
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  7. ^ "FOUR PLAYERS SELECTED OFF NWSL WAIVER WIRE; Souza, Adams, Lohman and Williams all selected by new teams". NWSL. September 15, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Spirit Roster". Washington Spirit. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Lydia Williams". FIFA. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Player Profile - Lydia Williams". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 

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