Sarah Walsh

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Sarah Walsh
Sarah Walsh-05.10.09.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sarah Walsh
Date of birth (1983-01-11) 11 January 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–2008 NSW Institute of Sport
2008 Pali Blues 0 (0)
2008–2009 Sydney FC 2 (0)
2009 Sky Blue FC 5 (1)
2009 Saint Louis Athletica 6 (0)
2009–2012 Sydney FC 21 (9)
2012–2013 Western Sydney Wanderers 12 (3)
National team
2004–2012 Australia 70 (31)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2013.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 September 2012

Sarah Walsh (born 11 January 1983, in Camden, New South Wales) is a retired Australian football (soccer) player who most recently captained Western Sydney Wanderers FC in Australia's W-League. She is a former member of the Australia women's national association football team.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Women's Professional Soccer, 2009[edit]

Walsh was selected in the first round of the Women's Professional Soccer league's international draft in 2009 by Sky Blue FC. On 26 June 2009, Walsh was dealt to the Saint Louis Athletica.[1][2] She had played in 5 games, 4 of them being starts (351 minutes) before being traded. She also added a goal and an assist for Sky Blue FC.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, 2012–13[edit]

In October 2012 it was announced that Walsh had signed for Western Sydney Wanderers FC[3] in the Westfield W-League in Australia for the 2012-13 season. She was promptly elected Captain by the team members.[4]

International[edit]

Walsh playing for Australia

Walsh represented Australia at the 2004 Olympics, 2006 AFC Women's Asian Cup and the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.

On 30 August 2012, Walsh announced her international retirement and stated that her last game would be an upcoming friendly match against the United States on 19 September 2012. After scoring a goal in the friendly, Walsh ended her international career when she was substituted out in the 54th minute.[5]

Sports administration[edit]

Walsh is a representative of the Professional Footballers Association's Matildas Delegates’ Committee alongside Melissa Barbieri, Lauren Colthorpe, Heather Garriock and Kate McShea. On 20 January 2010, the Committee and Football Federation Australia announced a new pay deal for the Matildas to take them through to the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup football.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Walsh began dating American soccer player Megan Rapinoe in 2009 while they both played for the WPS. After approximately five years together, Rapinoe and Walsh ended their relationship in 2013.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

Magazines[edit]

In June 2011, Walsh was on the cover of the Australian FourFourTwo Magazine along with fellow Matildas Melissa Barbieri, Sam Kerr, Thea Slatyer and Kyah Simon.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 February 2004 Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, Brisbane, Australia  New Zealand 2–0 2–0 2004 Australia Cup
2 4 March 2004 Govind Park, Ba, Fiji  Papua New Guinea 4–0 10–0 2004 Olympic qualifying
3 7 July 2004 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Mexico 1–0 2–1 Friendly
4 2–0
5 19 October 2005 Patriot Stadium, El Paso, United States  Mexico 1–0 2–0 Friendly
6 30 May 2006 Bob Jane Stadium, Melbourne, Australia  Mexico 3–0 4–0 Friendly
7 16 June 2006 Shanghai Football Association National Training Centre, Shanghai, China  China PR 1–1 1–2 Friendly
8 16 July 2006 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia  South Korea 2–0 4–0 2006 AFC Women's Asian Cup
9 24 July 2006 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia  Thailand 3–0 5–0 2006 AFC Women's Asian Cup
10 29 October 2006 Gimhae Stadium, Gimhae, South Korea  Netherlands 1–0 1–0 2006 Peace Queen Cup
11 21 February 2007 Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Myanmar 1–0 2–0 2008 Olympic qualifying
12 2–0
13 23 February 2007 Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Uzbekistan 5–0 10–0 2008 Olympic qualifying
14 25 February 2007 Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 3–0 8–1 2008 Olympic qualifying
15 7 April 2007 BCU International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, Australia  Hong Kong 1–0 15–0 2008 Olympic qualifying
16 2–0
17 15 April 2007 Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan  Chinese Taipei 2–0 10–0 2008 Olympic qualifying
18 4–0
19 6–0
20 19 July 2007 BCU International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, Australia  New Zealand 1–0 3–0 Friendly
21 2–0
22 12 August 2007 BCU International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, Australia  Chinese Taipei 2–0 7–0 2008 Olympic qualifying
23 16 August 2007 Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Tianjin, China  China PR 3–2 3–2 Friendly
24 12 September 2007 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou, China  Ghana 1–0 4–1 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
25 1 March 2008 Stockland Park, Sunshine Coast, Australia  New Zealand 1–0 2–0 Friendly
26 3 May 2008 Legion Field, Birmingham, United States  United States 2–4 2–5 Friendly
27 17 February 2010 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand 1–0 3–0 Friendly
28 2–0
29 6 March 2010 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane, Australia  North Korea 1–0 3–2 Friendly
30 27 June 2012 WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia  New Zealand 1–0 2–0 Friendly
31 2–0
32 19 September 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, United States  United States 2–1 2–6 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sydney FC:

Country[edit]

Australia


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sky Blue FC Acquires Hermann Trophy Winner Hanks, Brazilian Internationals Francielle and Renata Costa". Sky Blue FC. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Athletica missing key players in televised game". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  3. ^ TWG (4 October 2012). "Wanderers Women Revealed". The Women's Game. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Westfield W-League: Rnd 1 Squad Announced v Adelaide United". Football Federation Australia. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ Staff Writer (30 August 2012). "Sarah Walsh retires from international football". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  6. ^ Staff Writer (20 January 2010). "New Pay Deal Agreed For Matildas". FourFourTwo Australia. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  7. ^ Snarker, Dorothy (3 July 2012). "Megan Rapinoe comes out, officially, to OUT". After Ellen. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  8. ^ "Kyah: Now I've Got Your Attention...". Four Four Two. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
Western Sydney Wanderers captain
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Heather Garriock