Kirsty Yallop

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Kirsty Yallop
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Yallop playing for New Zealand in 2011
Personal information
Full name Kirsty Lee Yallop[1]
Date of birth (1986-11-04) 4 November 1986 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand[2]
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lynn-Avon United
2009–2010 Pali Blues 10 (1)
2010–2011 Kristianstads DFF 21 (1)
2011–2015 Vittsjö GIK 85 (11)
2015–2016 Brisbane Roar 8 (2)
2016 Mallbackens 17 (0)
2016–2017 Melbourne Victory 3 (0)
National team
2004 New Zealand U-20
2004–2017 New Zealand 90[3] (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2015

Kirsty Lee Yallop (born 4 November 1986), is an association football player who represented New Zealand at the international level[4] and last played for Melbourne Victory in Australia's W-League.

International career[edit]

Yallop made her senior international debut in a 0–6 loss to the United States on 10 October 2004.[5]

Yallop captained the U-20 side at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship finals in Russia, where they lost to Australia (0–3) and Russia (2–3), before holding Brazil to a goalless draw,[6]

Yallop was included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic games,[7] playing the full 90 minutes in each of New Zealand's group games, scoring one of New Zealand's goals in the 2–2 draw with Japan.[8]

Attending her first Women's World Cup at Germany 2011, Yallop earned her 50th cap in her only appearance at the finals in a 1–1 draw with Mexico as New Zealand won their first ever point at a Senior Women's World Cup.[9][10]

She played in all of New Zealand's games at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[11]

She featured in one of New Zealand's three matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[12]

On 20th September after playing two games against United States Yallop announced her retirement from international football.[13]

Club career[edit]

At club level she played for Lynn-Avon United before moving to Kristianstads DFF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan in 2010. For the 2011 season she moved to second tier side Vittsjö GIK; in her first year at Vittsjö the team attained promotion to Damallsvenskan.[14]

On 31 October 2015, Yallop joined Australian club Brisbane Roar.[15]

On 9 December 2016, Yallop joined Melbourne Victory as an injury replacement for Bianca Henninger;[16][17] in October 2017, it was confirmed that she didn't re-sign with Melbourne Victory for a further season.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Profile at NZF
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "A-International Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Match report – Brazil vs New Zealand". FIFA. 23 August 2006. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  8. ^ "Match Report – Japan vs New Zealand". FIFA. 6 August 2008. 
  9. ^ "Match Report – New Zealand vs Mexico". FIFA. 6 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Never-say-die Ferns claim historic World Cup point". FIFA. 6 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Kirsty Yallop Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "FIFA player's stats". FIFA. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Yallop retires". Twitter. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 
  14. ^ Statistics in Soccerway
  15. ^ "Kiwi international joins Roar Women". Brisbane Roar. 31 October 2015. 
  16. ^ Kalinic, Dejan (9 December 2016). "Victory signs New Zealand international Yallop". Melbourne Victory. 
  17. ^ "Victory sign Kiwi midfielder on injury replacement deal". MFootball. 9 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Complete preview for each W-League team for season 2017/18". news.com.au. News Corp Australia. 26 October 2017. 

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