Emily van Egmond

Emily van Egmond

van Egmond playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Emily Louise van Egmond[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Youth career
2008 Northern NSW Pride
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Newcastle Jets 8 (2)
2009–2011 Canberra United 16 (2)
2011 Fortuna Hjørring
2011–2012 Newcastle Jets 9 (1)
2012 Western New York Flash
2012–2013 Newcastle Jets 8 (4)
2013 Seattle Reign FC 6 (0)
2013–2014 Western Sydney Wanderers 12 (2)
2014 Chicago Red Stars 10 (2)
2014–2015 Newcastle Jets 12 (5)
2015–2016 1. FFC Frankfurt 17 (1)
2016– VfL Wolfsburg 0 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Australia U17 15 (4)
2008–2013 Australia U-20
2010– Australia 57 (14)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2016

Emily Louise van Egmond is an Australian international footballer currently playing as a midfielder for German club VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and for the Australia women's national football team. She previously played for German side 1. FFC Frankfurt in the Bundesliga, Danish side Fortuna Hjørring in the Elitedivisionen, Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL as well as Newcastle Jets, Canberra United, and Western Sydney Wanderers in Australia's W-League.

Early life

Van Egmond was raised in Newcastle, Australia. She began playing football at the age of five. She is the daughter of former Socceroo and Newcastle United Jets A-League coach, Gary van Egmond.[3][4]

Club career

Canberra United (2009–2011)

Van Egmond played for Canberra United from 2009 through 2011. During the 2009 season, she made six appearances for the club and scored one goal. During the 2010/11 season, she played in seven matches and scored one goal.[5]

Fortuna Hjørring (2011–2012)

Van Egmond played for Fortuna Hjørring during the 2011-12 UEFA Women's Champions League after being scouted by the team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[6] She made one appearance for the club during a match against BSC YB Frauen.[7]

Newcastle Jets (2011–2013)

Van Egmond returned to the Newcastle Jets for the 2012–2013 season. She scored four goals in the eight matches she started and played in.[7][8]

Western New York Flash (2012)

During the summer of 2012, van Egmond played for the Western New York Flash in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, the top division women's soccer league at the time. The team clinched the league championship. During the championship final, the Flash defeated the Chicago Red Stars 4–3 on penalties. Van Egmond scored on the fourth penalty for the Flash giving them a 3–2 lead. The Red Stars missed their fourth penalty and the championship title was sealed by Angela Salem's successful fifth penalty.[3][9]

Seattle Reign FC (2013)

On 12 July 2013, American side Seattle Reign FC signed van Egmond for the remainder of the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[10] She made her debut for the club during a match against the Washington Spirit in which the Reign won 2–1.[11] Van Egmond made six appearances for the Reign including four starts, tallying 296 minutes on the pitch.[7]

Western Sydney Wanderers (2013–2014)

Van Egmond signed with Western Sydney Wanderers at the beginning of the 2013–14 season.[12]

Chicago Red Stars (2014)

In May 2014 van Egmond joined Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL.[13] She was waived by the Chicago Red Stars in September 2014.[14]

Newcastle Jets (2014–2015)

Ahead of the 2014 season, van Egmond returned again to the Newcastle Jets.[15]

VfL Wolfsburg

On 23 August 2016, van Egmond joined Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg on a two-year deal.[16]

International career

van Egmond playing for Australia

Van Egmond represented the Young Matildas at under-20 level[17] In January 2010, she was called up to the Australia women's national association football team for a two-match series against Italy,[18] but was unable to play in either match due to an ankle injury.[19] She made her senior debut as a late substitute in a match against DPR Korea on 3 March 2010.[20] During the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany seventeen-year-old van Egmond scored to launch Australia to a 2–1 lead over Equatorial Guinea, and helped the squad win 3–2.[3]

Career statistics

International goals

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 July 2011 Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany  Equatorial Guinea 2–1 3–2 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
2 3 September 2011 Jinan Olympic Sports Center, Jinan, China  Thailand 5–0 5–1 2012 Olympics qualifying
3 8 September 2011 Jinan Olympic Sports Center, Jinan, China  China PR 1–0 1–0 2012 Olympics qualifying
4 27 November 2013 Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Australia  China PR 2–0 2–1 Friendly
5 7 March 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  France 2–3 2–3 2014 Cyprus Cup
6 12 March 2014 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Italy 2–0 5–2 2014 Cyprus Cup
7 3–0
8 12 February 2015 Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand 1–0 3–2 Friendly
9 9 March 2015 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Finland 3–0 3–0 2015 Cyprus Cup
10 11 March 2015 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Czech Republic 2–1 6–2 2015 Cyprus Cup
11 21 May 2015 Jubilee Oval, Sydney, Australia  Vietnam 7–0 11–0 Friendly
12 2 March 2016 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  Vietnam 7–0 9–0 2016 Olympics qualifying
13 4 March 2016 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  South Korea 2–0 2–0 2016 Olympics qualifying
14 9 March 2016 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  China PR 1–1 1–1 2016 Olympics qualifying



Western New York Flash





  1. "List of Players – 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. 2015 World Cup
  3. 1 2 3 "The WNY Flash's Resident Aussie: Emily van Egmond". Western New York Flash. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  4. ESPN Soccernet
  5. "Emily Van Egmond". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  6. "Special KK". The Women's Game. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  7. 1 2 3 "Emily van Egmond". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  8. "Emily's goal of the year". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  9. "Aussies Abroad – Van Egmond wins WPSL". Football Federation of Australia. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  10. "Reign FC Sign Emily Van Egmond". Our Sports Central. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  11. "REIGN FC DEFEAT SPIRIT 2–1 ON FOX SOCCER". NWSL Soccer. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  12. "Matildas vice-captain signs with Wanderers". Football Federation Australia. 10 October 2013.
  14. "Four Players Selected Off NWSL Waiver Wire". National Women's Soccer League. 15 September 2014. The following players were not selected off of waivers ... Emily Van Egmond
  15. "Emily Van Egmond and Amber Neilson return, as leaders leave Newcastle Jets". The Women's Game. 31 July 2014.
  16. "Wolfsburg holt van Egmond aus Frankfurt" [Wolfsburg brings van Egmond from Frankfurt]. Die Zeit (in German). 23 August 2016.
  17. Young Matildas (U20) Internationals for 2008
  18. Emily van Egmond joins Jets' Matildas
  19. Injury ruins van Egmond's big chance
  20. Westfield Matildas down DPR Korea in thriller
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