Miranda Nild

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Miranda Nild
Personal information
Full name Suchawadee Nildhamrong[1]
Birth name Miranda Nild[2]
Date of birth (1997-04-01) 1 April 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Castro Valley, California, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Mustang SC[3]
2012 Castro Valley [3]
2012 Chonburi Sports School[3]
2013–2015 Danville [3]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 California Golden Bears 73 (13)
National team
2017– Thailand 20 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 10, 2019[1]

Miranda Nild (her name of birth),[1] also known as Suchawadee Nildhamrong (Thai: สุชาวดี นิลธำรงค์; born April 1, 1997), is an American-born Thai footballer who plays as a forward for the Thailand women's national team.

Early life[edit]

Nild is the daughter of Selma and Jerry Nild and sister to her brother Wesley. She attended Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, California. There, she played soccer under head coach Paul McCallion and was a member of the Varsity golf team during her freshman and sophomore years. In 2013, Nild led her team with 31 goals and 9 assists, helping her receive an All-East Bay First Team selection. In 2014, she led her team with 38 goals, helping her receive another All-East Bay First Team selection and First Team All-WACC Foothill Division selection. Nild also played club soccer under Patrick Uriz with Mustang Soccer and was a member of the 2010 State ODP team.[4]

College career[edit]

Nild joined the California Golden Bears in 2015, majoring in American Studies.[4] As a freshman, she made 18 appearances out of a total of 22 contests.[4] She made the first two starts of her career in back-to-back road games versus California Polytechnic State University and versus the University of Colorado Boulder. Nild scored her first collegiate goal in a 2–0 victory against San Francisco on September 18, 2015.[4] During her sophomore year, Nild played in all 21 matches, starting all but 2. She scored twice in the season in the span of 4 games, starting with a goal at Texas Tech University and ending with another versus The University of California, Davis.[4] She was named as a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.[4] As a junior, she made a total of 17 appearances, making 14 starts. Nild led the team with seven goals, including three game-winners, and one assist , for a total of 15 points.[4] She scored in 4 consecutive games dating from August 27 to September 15, making it the longest goal-scoring streak by any Golden Bear since the 2014 season. Nild recorded her first collegiate assist on Abi Kim's equalizer in the 80th minute versus Santa Clara University.[4] She scored the Golden Bears' only goal in the NCAA Tournament versus Santa Clara University. Nild was voted the team's Offensive MVP for the season. As a senior, she made 17 appearance, starting all but 1. Nild recorded 3 goals and 3 assists.[4]

International career[edit]

Nild has a Thai father and an American mother.[5] In April 2017, she received her first senior call-up for Thailand.[6] On April 3, she scored on her debut in a 6–0 victory against Palestine.[7] In March 2018, she was named in the squad for the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup.[8][9] She scored twice in a 6–1 win over Jordan on April 9 and played a role in all three goals against the Philippines on April 12. Thailand, with one defeat and two wins, finished second in the group and qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[10] In June 2018, she was named in the squad for the 2018 AFF Women's Championship.[11] On July 4, she made her first appearance in the tournament, scoring four goals in an 11–0 victory against Cambodia.[12] She finished the tournament with six goals in 5 appearances, helping Thailand claim their third AFF title in a row.[13][14] In August 2018, she was named in the squad for the 2018 Asian Games.[15] She made two appearances in the tournament, scoring a goal in a 3–2 loss to Vietnam.[16] In February 2019, she was named in the squad for the 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup.[17] She finished the tournament with one goal in four appearances.

International goals[edit]

Results list Thailand's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. April 3, 2017 Al-Ram, Palestine  Palestine
2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification
2. April 7, 2017  Chinese Taipei
3. April 9, 2018 Amman, Jordan  Jordan
2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup
5. July 4, 2018 Palembang, Indonesia  Cambodia
2018 AFF Women's Championship
9. July 6, 2018  Malaysia
10. August 19, 2018  Vietnam
2018 Asian Games
11. February 27, 2019 Larnaca, Cyprus  Hungary
2019 Cyprus Women's Cup




  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players – Cameroon" (PDF). FIFA. June 10, 2019. p. 23. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Miranda Nild on Instagram
  3. ^ a b c d "ก่อนจะเป็นชบาแก้ว : เส้นทางลูกหนัง ของ "มิรันด้า" สุชาวดี นิลธำรงค์". fathailand.org.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Miranda Nild – Women's Soccer". University of California Golden Bears Athletics. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  5. ^ "USWNT vs. Thailand: Live score, updates, highlights from USA's World Cup match". Sciencetells. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Nild joins Thailand for World Cup qualifiers". University of California Official Athletic Site. April 3, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "สุชาวดี นิลธำรงค์ : มันเป็นความทรงจำที่ยอดเยี่ยมมาก" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. April 4, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Thailand name squad for Jordan 2018 challenge". Asian Football Confederation. March 22, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Suchawadee and Thailand have World Cup in their sights". Asian Football Confederation. April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Nuengrutai rejoices as Thailand celebrate Women's World Cup return". Asian Football Confederation. April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "ประกาศรายชื่อ 23 แข้งชบาแก้ว ชุดลุยศึกชิงแชมป์อาเซียน" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. June 27, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "ชบาแก้วถล่มกัมพูชา 11–0 ศึกชิงแชมป์อาเซียนนัดที่สอง" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  13. ^ "Going Global". University of California Official Athletic Site. September 27, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Thailand beat Australia for fourth title, Vietnam finish third". Asian Football Confederation. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "สมาคมฯประกาศรายชื่อ 20 แข้ง ทัพชบาแก้ว ลุยศึกเอเชียนเกมส์ ครั้งที่ 18" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  16. ^ ""ชบาแก้ว" พ่าย เวียดนาม 2–3 นัดสุดท้ายรอบแบ่งกลุ่มเอเชียนเกมส์" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. August 19, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "ประกาศ : รายชื่อ 24 แข้งชบาแก้ว ชุดลุยศึก ไซปรัส คัพ 2019" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. February 23, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.

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