At just 22 Emily Van Egmond has played in more countries than most players will line up in in their career. After making her senior club debut for Newcastle in 2008, she has since lined up in Norway, USA and most recently Germany as she’s established herself as a world class midfielder.
Having made her senior international debut in 2010 she went on to play at the 2011 World Cup at just 17. She scored a goal in the Aussie’s 3-2 group stage win over Equatorial Guinea and started in three of Australia’s four matches at the tournament.
She was in green and gold as Australia finished runner-up at the 2014 Asian Cup and was again a crucial part of the side as they made a historic run at the 2015 World Cup.
A crucial cog in the Australian midfield, Van Egmond scored against Vietnam, South Korea and China at the Rio 2016 qualifiers to ensure Australia came through the tournament undefeated.
Van Egmond’s dad Gary also played for his country and lined up for Australia at the 1988 Seoul Olympics where Australia were knocked out in the quarter-finals. Gary is an assistant coach for the women’s team for Rio.
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Wahroonga, NSW, Australia
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.
- 1st - Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers (Japan)
- 7th - 2015 World Cup (Canada)
- 2nd - 2014 Asian Cup (Japan)
- Qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
- Playing at the 2011 and 2015 World Cups
- Making the Champions League semi-finals with Ffc Frankfurt
Alen Stajcic (2014 - current)
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Favourite music
- Dream car
- Range Rover Sports
- Personal Motto
- Play as I train
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Family meanings for tattoos
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Cathy Freeman
- First Olympic Memory?
- Cathy Freeman
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Father - Gary Van Egmond
- Why this sport?
- Because my father played