Steph Catley

Steph Catley

Football Schedule & Results

(Local) / 10:00 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

0 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Brazil

Australia


Steph Catley


(Local) / 04:00 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

6 (Won)

1 (Lost)

Australia

Zimbabwe


Steph Catley


(Local) / 06:00 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

2 (Tied)

2 (Tied)

Germany

Australia


Steph Catley


(Local) / 03:00 PM 3 Aug (Rio)
Women's First Round - Group F

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Canada

Australia


Steph Catley


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Athlete Biography

With four years of international experience already under her belt, 22-year-old defender Steph Catley will make her Olympic debut at Rio having been one of the side’s most consistent performers in recent years.

Catley made her debut for W-League side Melbourne Victory in 2009 at just 15 and went on to make over 60 appearances for the club. Having previously played in the midfield, her switch to defence paid dividends when she won the 2011/12 season Footballer of the Year award and made her Australian debut midway through 2012.

She played in four of Australia’s five matches at the 2014 Asian Cup as Australia lost to Japan 1-0 in the final. Having continued to impress on the international stage she was signed for US side Portland Thorns for the 2014-15 season. She set a club record for more assists in consecutive games with four and won the side’s Newcomer of the Year award.

Catley lined up in her first World Cup in 2015 where she started in each of Australia’s five matches as the side won a knockout match at the competition for the first time.

The Melburnian, who now plays for the Orlando Pride, made history midway through 2015 when she became the first Australian female footballer to grace the cover of the famous football video game FIFA.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 1st - Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers (Japan)
  • 1st – 2015/16 W-League Championship with Melbourne City
  • 1st – 2015/16 W-League Premiership with Melbourne City
  • 7th - 2015 World Cup (Canada)
  • 2nd - 2014 Asian Cup (Japan)

Education

  • Primary
    Tucker Road Primary School (VIC, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Bentleigh Secondary College (VIC, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Education (Primary) (2014-)

Training

  • Club
    Orlando Pride & Melbourne City
  • Institute/Academy
    VIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Orlando, United States
  • Secondary Training Base
    Melbourne, Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
Left football boot always goes on first and lucky sports bra.
Favourite food
Smashed avocado, feta and poached eggs.
Favourite music
Everything besides heavy metal and country.
Dream car
Range Rober Evoque
Personal Motto
I love the quote "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." I have it engraved on the back of my iPod so when I'm running and putting in the extra training, I can look at it and remember what I'm working for.
Star Sign
Aquarius
I would spend my last $10 on
A pack of orange tic tac's and a bus ticket to the library to print my resume and apply for job.
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Derek Redmond
First Olympic Memory?
Ian Thorpe 2004 Olympics
Most Influential person in your career/life
My brother - Daniel. He keeps me grounded and values humility. He genuinely makes me a better athlete and person on and off the field.
Why this sport?
I love football for so many reasons. It's a sport filled with mental and physical challenges but it requires perfecting so many different skills which means there's always something to improve on. But mostly I love it because of the bonds and friendships I make within every team I play in.