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Stephanie Catley

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Stephanie Catley
Full nameStephanie-Elise Catley
Date of birth (1994-01-26) 26 January 1994 (age 22)
Place of birthMelbourne, Australia
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Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns FC
Number4
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–Melbourne Victory52(7)
2014–Portland Thorns14(0)
National team
2008–2009Australia U1712(0)
2011–Australia U205(0)
2012–Australia32(1)

Stephanie Catley (born 26 January 1994[2]) is an Australian football player currently playing for Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL.

Club career

A talented youngster who played for the South East Cougars in Football Federation Victoria's Victorian Champions League program, Catley made her senior debut at a young age; playing Perth Glory at only fifteen years of age in October 2009.

Playing predominantly in the midfield, Catley was a key figure in a young team and scored her maiden goal in her second season as she scored an equaliser three days before her birthday against Perth Glory in January 2011.

Following a switch to defence for the 2011/12 season, Catley had her most impressive season to date and was rewarded by winning Female Footballer of the Year.[3]

At the end of the 2013–14 W-League season, Catley signed with NWSL team Portland Thorns.[4]

International career

Having spent years playing in the youth teams of Australia, Catley made her international senior debut against New Zealand in June 2012, the same match as her childhood friend Ashley Brown.[3]

Honours

Individual

  • W-League Young Player of the Year: 2012/13
  • U20 Female Footballer of the Year: 2012, 2013 [5]
  • Female Footballer of the Year: 2011/12[3]

References

  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ "Player profile - Stephanie Catley". Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c [year=2012&tx_ttnews[month]=05&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=454&cHash=c808c33bbc504c05c6e4de2dadc77ed9 "Catley wins Female Footballer of the Year"]. Football Federation Victoria. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stephanie Catley heading to the Portland Thorns". The Women's Game. 17 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Our W-League stars take top awards". Football Federation Australia. 14 November 2013.