Mackenzie Arnold

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Mackenzie Arnold
Mackenzie Arnold in action at 2017 Algarve Cup.jpeg
Arnold in action for Australia at the Algarve Cup
Personal information
Full name Mackenzie Elizabeth Arnold
Date of birth (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
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– Brisbane Roar 11 (0)
National team
2013 Australia U-20 8 (0)
2012– Australia 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2017

Mackenzie Elizabeth Arnold is an Australian international soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Brisbane Roar in the W-League and the Australia women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

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

Club career[edit]

In 2012, Arnold joined Canberra United from Perth Glory ahead of the 2012–13 W-League.[3]

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.[4]

Arnold returned to Perth Glory in September 2014.[5]

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.[6]

In October 2016, Brisbane Roar announced that they had signed Arnold.[7]

International career[edit]

Arnold received her first call-up to the Australian national team for a tour of the United States in 2012.[8] 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.[9] She soon began to feature regularly in national squads in 2013, with previous incumbent goalkeepers Melissa Barbieri and Lydia Williams unavailable.[10] Following their returns, Arnold was not included in the national setup for some time, before returning for the 2015 Cyprus Cup in March 2015.[11]

Mackenzie was included as one of three goalkeepers in the Matildas squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[12]

Arnold was selected in the Australia squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics as one of two goalkeepers in the squad along with Lydia Williams.[13] She played one match in the tournament, a group stage win over Zimbabwe.[14]



Perth Glory



  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 - List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Big gloves to fill". The Women's Game. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mackenzie Arnold to miss first half of W-League". The Women's Game. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Magnificent seven ready for Glory". 12 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Brisbane Roar release squad members for Season 9". The Women's Game. 21 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Goalkeepers Brianna Davey and Mackenzie Arnold get their chance on Matildas tour of US". 5 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Australia's Matildas down Chinese Taipei 7–0". 21 November 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  10. ^ Guthrie, Nick (9 June 2013). "Keeper makes most of Matildas call". The Age. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Stajcic names Matildas squad for 2015 Cyprus Cup". 27 February 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Gaskin, Lee (12 May 2015). "Matildas squad for Women's World Cup announced". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ 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. 

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