Midfielder Alex Chidiac

  • Height 168cm
  • D.O.B. 15/1/99
Jersey Number


Australian Cap Number: 195

Caps (Goals): 33 (2)

Debut: 12/2/2015 v New Zealand (Auckland)

Major Tournaments: AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018, 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup (Australia & New Zealand).

Current Club: Tigres UANL (on loan from Racing Louisville)

Previous Clubs: Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United, Melbourne City, Adelaide City, JEF United Chiba & Atlético de Madrid

Alexandra “Chids” Chidiac is a well-recognised character of the Matildas side, with several signatures looks making her easy to spot in the midfield. Long baggy shorts and gloves feature in-game day, with black sunglasses completing the outfit outside the stadium.

Alex has developed a cult following amongst fans, with chants and signs often adorned with the now-engrained phrase, “my neck, my back, my Alex Chidiac”. Alex’s footballing career has crossed continents with one of the earliest glimpses of her long shorts coming at her junior club, Croydon Kings, where Alex played on the boy's team.

Chidiac continued to impress at the grassroots level, joining Football South Australia’s National Training Centre program and starring in the state’s Premier League competition, winning the highest accolade within the league, the Shirley Brown Medal in 2013 at the tender age of 14 after an impressive 33-goal season. Gaining the attention of her hometown club, Alex signed with Adelaide United in 2014 and has since also appeared for Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory in the years to follow.

Alex’s first overseas move was to Atletico Madrid in 2018 where she was able to experience Champions League football and then to JEF United Chiba, becoming the first Australian to play in Japan’s professional women’s league, the WE-League. A return to Australia’s domestic league in 2022 with Melbourne Victory saw the creative midfielder unleash her talent once more, featuring in the side’s Championship win and claiming the club’s Victory Medal.

The midfielder's blistering form during this period saw her called up to the Matildas squad for the first time in four years, as well as jet-setting off to the US to join Racing Louisville in the NWSL. Most recently, Alex completed a loan move back to Melbourne Victory, with her impressive 6 goals in 13 appearances securing the League’s highest honour, the prestigious Julie Dolan Medal for her memorable season.

Beyond the sport, Alex is also known for her love of penguins and the plush versions she brings to games as lucky charms, noting that her lifelong dream is to one day hold a fairy penguin.

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