Midfielder Aivi Luik
- Height 166cm
- D.O.B. 18/3/85
- Born Perth
Date of birth: 18 March 1985 (34 years old)
Debut: Friendly v New Zealand on 17 February 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand (3-0 win)
Clubs played for: Brescia University (ITA), Nevada Wolf Pack (USA), FC Indiana (USA), Brisbane Roar, Ottawa Fury (CAN), Brøndby IF (DEN), Perth Glory, Fylkir (ISL), Melbourne City, Notts County (ENG), Vålerenga (NOR), Kalmar (SWE), Levante (ESP)
Previous World Cups: None
Her 2019 so far:
After seven years away from international football, Aivi Luik has found herself back in the frame for the Westfield Matildas under Ante Milicic, following a successful season with Levante in Spain.
Luik has seen regular football with the Iberian side, helping them to a third-place finish behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga Femenina, and now looks set to make her World Cup debut at the age of 34.
She has been present in both of Milicic's squads so far, starting against Korea Republic in the Westfield Matildas' 4-1 win in the Cup of Nations and named on the bench for April's friendly in the USA.
Despite her lack of World Cup experience, the well-travelled Luik does bring to the table some history lifting trophies with Australia. She was part of the side that won the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup in China.
World Cup 2019 (W)
Luik signs for Melbourne City
Three-time Westfield W-League Champion, Aivi Luik, has returned to Melbourne City. The 12-cap Westfield Matilda, Luik, signed for her former club alongside experienced New Zealand international, Rebekah Stott, after they both had been playing for Avaldsnes IL in the Norwegian
Aussies Abroad: De Vanna helps to keep Fiorentina flying high in Serie A
Lisa De Vanna's Fiorentina got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory on the road against Bari in Italy. La Viola had won their first three Serie A Women's matches in 2019/20 before falling to leaders Juventus and drawing against second-place AC Milan last week. But De Van
Aussies Abroad: Yallop’s UEFA Women's Champions League bid still alive in Norway
Tameka Yallop's Klepp IL have taken the race for a UEFA Women's Champions League place to the final round of the Norwegian Toppserien. Yallop was named in the starting line-up as third-placed Klepp stormed to a 4-0 victory in the final home game of the 2019 season against Arna
Aussies Abroad preview: Gielnik and Yallop seek to keep up pace in Germany and Norway
Having secured progression in the UEFA Women's Champions League in midweek, Emily Gielnik's Bayern Munich turn their attention to chasing down the leaders in the Frauen Bundesliga this weekend. Bayern host Cologne on Monday morning (12am AEDT) looking to stay on the heels of l
Aussies Abroad: Yallop hits double figures in Norway, De Vanna’s Fiorentina make late comeback
Tameka Yallop fired her 10th goal of the Norwegian Toppserien 2019 season as Klepp rallied to beat Røa 4-1. The 81-cap Westfield Matilda netted a double in last week's 5-0 win against Stabaek and picked up where she left off at Røabanen Stadium in Oslo. The visitors shot in
Aussies Abroad: Kerr aims to fire Chicago to first NWSL Championship game
Sam Kerr's Chicago Red Stars head into Monday's National Women's Soccer League Semi Final dreaming of playing their first Championship game but a trio of Westfield Matildas stand in their path. This is Chicago's fifth straight Semi Final and not once have they reached the prom
Aussies Abroad: De Vanna and Yallop on the scoresheet in Europe
Lisa De Vanna and Tameka Yallop were on target as their Italian and Norwegian clubs both secured overnight wins in Europe. De Vanna opened the scoring as Fiorentina climbed to fourth place in Italy's women's Serie A with a 2-1 victory against Tavagnacco. The 150-cap Westfie
Aussies Abroad: Logarzo inspires Washington to keep NWSL Playoffs hopes alive
Chloe Logarzo helped spark a dramatic comeback to keep Washington Spirit's National Women's Soccer League Playoff dreams alive. The sixth-placed side trailed the recently crowned three-time NWSL Shield winners, North Carolina Courage, but turned the game around for a season-sa
Luik returns to Norway with Avaldsnes IL
Westfield Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik has signed with Norwegian club Avaldsnes IL. The 34-year-old has made the move to Norway after spending last season with Spanish club Levante. It's not the first time Luik has played in the Norwegian Toppserien, having played 21
Aivi Luik: A World Cup debut 25 years in the making
Persistence has finally paid off for Aivi Luik, after the long-time Matilda made her World Cup debut at the age of 34 in Wednesday morning's 4-1 win over Jamaica. The moment had been a long time coming for the Perth-born midfielder. Having been part of Australia's 2010 AFC
My Matildas Story: Aivi Luik - 'I hope people become aware of how good we really are'
Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik hopes France 2019 can be the catalyst for another surge in interest in the ever-growing women's game. It's nine years since Luik, then playing for Brisbane Roar in the fledgling Westfield W-League, broke into the national team. Now 34 and playi
Luik joins Mata and Morgan by giving back with Common Goal
Westfield Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik has joined a global movement of famous footballers by deciding to commit to the Common Goal initiative. The not-for-profit organisation, which sees famous footballers and those related to the game donate 1% of their income to worthwhile