Mackenzie Arnold

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Mackenzie Arnold
Mackenzie Arnold in action at 2017 Algarve Cup.jpeg
Arnold in action for Australia at the 2017 Algarve Cup
Personal information
Full name Mackenzie Elizabeth Arnold
Date of birth (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
West Ham United
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Perth Glory 10 (0)
2012–2013 Canberra United 10 (0)
2013–2014 Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (0)
2014–2016 Perth Glory 22 (0)
2016–2020 Brisbane Roar 48 (0)
2018 Arna-Bjørnar 15 (0)
2019 Chicago Red Stars 0 (0)
2020– West Ham United 34 (0)
Total 108 (0)
National team
2013 Australia U-20 8 (0)
2012– Australia 28 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15 November 2020
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 April 2020

Mackenzie Elizabeth Arnold (born 25 February 1994) is an Australian international soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for West Ham United in the English FA WSL and the Australian national team, the Matildas. She previously played for Arna-Bjørnar in Norway's Toppserien as well as Brisbane Roar, Perth Glory, Western Sydney Wanderers, and Canberra United in Australia's W-League.

Early life[edit]

Born on the Gold Coast,[2] Arnold attended Palm Beach Currumbin High School.[3]

Club career[edit]

In 2012, Arnold joined Canberra United from Perth Glory ahead of the 2012–13 W-League.[4]

Arnold joined Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013. However, she was later ruled out for a significant amount of the season after suffering a deep cut to the leg in the carpark following a match in the 2013 AFC U-19 Women's Championship.[5]

Arnold returned to Perth Glory in August 2014.[6]

Arnold was approached to switch codes and play Australian rules football in the newly formed AFL Women's in 2016, but chose to remain in soccer.[7]

In October 2016, Brisbane Roar announced that they had signed Arnold.[8]

In March 2018, she signed with Arna-Bjørnar in the Toppserien.[9]

In July 2019, she played for the Chicago Red Stars, in the NWSL.

On 9 July 2020, Arnold signed for English club West Ham United of the FA Women's Super League.[10] On 18 April 2021, Arnold was handed a surprise 20-minute cameo in midfield during an 11-0 win over Chichester & Selsey in the fourth round of the Women's FA Cup.[11]

International career[edit]

Arnold received her first call-up to the Australian national team for a tour of the United States in 2012.[12] She made her debut in November that year, keeping a clean sheet in a win over Chinese Taipei in the 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup preliminary round 2.[13] She soon began to feature regularly in national squads in 2013, with previous incumbent goalkeepers Melissa Barbieri and Lydia Williams unavailable.[14] Following their returns, Arnold was not included in the national setup for some time, before returning for the 2015 Cyprus Cup in March 2015.[15]

Mackenzie was included as one of three goalkeepers in the Matildas squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[16]

Arnold was selected in the Australia squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics as one of two goalkeepers in the squad along with Lydia Williams.[17] She played one match in the tournament, a group stage win over Zimbabwe.[18]

Arnold was named to the Matildas squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.[19]

Arnold was a member of the Matildas Tokyo 2020 Olympics squad. The Matildas qualified for the quarter-finals and beat Great Britain before being eliminated in the semi-final with Sweden. In the playoff for the Bronze medal they were beaten by the USA.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of July 13, 2020[21]
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Perth Glory 2011–12 W-League 10 0 10 0
Canberra United 2012–13 10 0 10 0
Western Sydney Wanderers 2013–14 3 0 3 0
Perth Glory 2014–15 14 0 14 0
2015–16 8 0 8 0
Total 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Brisbane Roar 2016–17 W-League 11 0 11 0
2017–18 13 0 13 0
Total 24 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Arna-Bjørnar 2018 Toppserien 15 0 0 0 15 0
Brisbane Roar 2018–19 W-League 12 0 12 0
Chicago Red Stars 2019 NWSL 0 0 0 0
Brisbane Roar 2019–20 W-League 12 0 12 0
West Ham United 2020–21 FA WSL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 108 0 0 0 0 0 108 0
  1. ^ Includes Norwegian Cup and FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes League Cup

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Australia

Club[edit]

Brisbane Roar
Perth Glory

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 - List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Roar goalie happy to be 'home'". Sunshine Coast Daily. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Gold Coast quartet have helped the Matildas reach the World Cup quarter-finals in Canada". Gold Coast Bulletin. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Big gloves to fill". The Women's Game. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Mackenzie Arnold to miss first half of W-League". The Women's Game. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Perth Glory announce signing of six Matildas". The Women's Game. 6 August 2014.
  7. ^ Davutovic, David (1 September 2016). "Matildas stars approached by AFL to switch codes to join inaugural women's league". Herald Sun. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Brisbane Roar release squad members for Season 9". The Women's Game. 21 October 2016.
  9. ^ "MACKENZIE ARNOLD HEADED TO NORWAY". The Women's Game. 10 March 2018.
  10. ^ "West Ham United catch Australian international goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold". WHUFC.com. 9 July 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  11. ^ "'The disrespect'- Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold handed surprise midfield cameo in West Ham rout". Sporting Life. 19 April 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Goalkeepers Brianna Davey and Mackenzie Arnold get their chance on Matildas tour of US". News.com.au. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Australia's Matildas down Chinese Taipei 7–0". News.com.au. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  14. ^ Guthrie, Nick (9 June 2013). "Keeper makes most of Matildas call". The Age. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Stajcic names Matildas squad for 2015 Cyprus Cup". WomenSoccer.com.au. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  16. ^ Gaskin, Lee (12 May 2015). "Matildas squad for Women's World Cup announced". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  17. ^ Boswell, Tom (5 July 2016). "Gold Coast goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold to represent Australian Matildas at Rio Olympic Games". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  18. ^ Wetham, Beck (10 August 2016). "Australia win 6–1 over Zimbabwe for a quarter-finals spot in Rio". The Women's Game. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  19. ^ "World Cup Matildas: Goalkeepers". Beyond 90. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  20. ^ "Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2021". The Roar. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  21. ^ "Australia - M. Arnold - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  22. ^ a b c d e "Mackenzie Arnold". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  23. ^ "Chicago Acquires Goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold". Our Sports Central. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2020.

Further reading[edit]

  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368
  • Stay, Shane (2019), The Women's World Cup 2019 Book: Everything You Need to Know About the Soccer World Cup, Books on Demand, ISBN 1782551921
  • Theivam, Keiran and Jeff Kassouf (2019), The Making of the Women's World Cup: Defining stories from a sport’s coming of age, Little, ISBN 1472143310
  • Various (2019), Stand Up for the Future, Penguin Random House, ISBN 0143794396
  • Williams, Jean (2007), A Beautiful Game: International Perspectives on Women's Football , A&C Black, ISBN 1845206754
  • Williams, Lydia (2019), Saved!, Allen & Unwin, ISBN 9781760871628

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