MelindaJ Barbieri

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Mindy Barbieri
Personal information
Full name MelindaJ Barbieri
Date of birth (2000-05-16) 16 May 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth Australia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Melbourne Victory 30 (2)
National team
2016– Australia U-20 11 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 February 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 May 2019

MelindaJ "Mindy" Barbieri (born 16 May 2000) is an Australian soccer player, who plays for Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League.[1][2] She has represented Australia in the Australia women's national under-20 soccer team.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Melbourne Victory, 2015–present[edit]

Barbieri signed with Melbourne Victory in 2015. She made her debut on 17 October 2015 in a match against Perth Glory.[4] She made twelve appearances for the team during the 2015–16 W-League season.[4][5] She scored her first goal against Western Sydney Wanderers on 12 December 2015.[6] She scored her second goal of the season against Sydney FC on 26 December 2015.[7] Victory finished in ninth place during the regular season with a 2–9–1 record.[4] In May 2016, she was awarded the club's Young Player of the Year award.[8]

Barbieri returned to the squad for the 2016–17 W-League season.[9]

On 20 September 2017, following the W-League's new CBA allowing multi-year contracts, Barbieri signed a two-year contract with Melbourne Victory.[10]

International[edit]

Barbieri has represented Australia on the Australia women's national under-20 soccer team. In July 2016, her hat-trick against Timor-Leste helped set a new goal-scoring record at the 2016 AFF Women's Championship.[11]

Stats[edit]

Stats[12]
Year Matches Goals Assists Yellow Card
2015-16 12 2 - 1
2016-17 11 0 0 0
2017-18 7 0 0 0
2018-19 9 0 0 0

Honours[edit]

with Melbourne Victory

  • Young Player of the Year[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cherny, Daniel (26 December 2015). "15-year-old Melbourne Victory midfielder MelindaJ Barbieri making a name for herself". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ Lim, Jordan (16 December 2015). "The unassuming brilliance of Mindy Barbieri". The Corner Flag. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Young Matildas squad selected for 2016 AFF Women's Championships". The Women's Game. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Melindaj Barbieri". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Ones to watch: Mindy Barbieri". A-League.com.au. Football Federation Australia. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ Cherny, Daniel (12 December 2015). "Melbourne Victory come from two goals down to grab draw against Western Sydney Wanderers". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. ^ Cherny, Daniel (27 December 2015). "Melbourne Victory set for wooden spoon after loss to Sydney FC". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b Tito, Clement (15 May 2016). "Martin and Barbieri take out Melbourne Victory 2015-16 women's awards". Outside 90. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Victory W-League squad starts to take shape". Melbourne Victory. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Young stars sign two-year deals". Melbourne Victory. 20 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Record-breaking Young Matildas in goal spree". Football Federation Australia. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  12. ^ "melindaj barbieri stats - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368
  • Stewart, Barbara (2012), Women's Soccer: The Passionate Game, Greystone Books, ISBN 1926812603

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