Alicia Ferguson-Cook holds a world record. It’s a 21-year-old world record for the fastest red card in a FIFA Women’s World Cup.
However, that moment as a 16-year-old debutante was really just the beginning of her football story.
In the latest episode of the FFA Podcast, Alicia Ferguson-Cook joins us from London to reflect on the highs and lows of her decade Westfield Matildas career.
From that infamous moment at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the cherished memories of the Sydney 2000 Olympics including watching Cathy Freeman win gold live, to making Australian history at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and finally re-imagining her involvement in the game.
Now a football commentator and columnist, Ferguson-Cook reflects on her past 20 years of involved in women’s football.
In conversation with ... Alicia Ferguson-Cook
Here's what you can hear at the following time codes
2:00 - Working for ESPN at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
9:39 - Beginnings of football passion
14:00 - Women that shaped her as a player and person
16:30 – Making a debut
19:54 – 1999 Women’s FIFA World Cup
23:22 – Best memories from the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup
25:09 - 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup - Ghana
28:04 - The send off
39:00 - Sydney 2000 Olympics
43:00 – Ruptured ACL
45:16 – Move to the midfield
45:48 – 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup
50:00 – Thoughts about Tom Sermanni
60:00 – 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup - Brazil v Australia
63:00 – Development of the Matildas’ squad
65:00 – Stepping back from football
71:21 – Future of women’s football in Australia
73:00 – Quickfire XI