Midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight
- Height 165cm
- Weight 60kg
- D.O.B. 10/8/90
Date of birth: 10 August 1990 (28 years old)
Debut: Olympic Games qualifier v Hong Kong on 4 August 2007 in Hong Kong (8-1 win)
Clubs played for: Brisbane Roar, Fortuna Hjørring (DEN), Iga FC Kunoichi (JPN), FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER), Hammarby (SWE), Melbourne City, Reign FC (USA)
Previous World Cups: 2011, 2015
Her 2019 so far:
Kellond-Knight's years of quiet achievement are long in the past as the star defensive midfielder continues to pile up a lengthening list of accolades.
Emerging as a leader in her first season in the colours of Melbourne City in 2018/19, the well-travelled Gold Coaster – she has so far played her club football in six different countries – finally earned her first stint in the NWSL this season. She featured in three of a possible four matches for Reign FC before the World Cup interrupted.
With more than 100 caps for the Westfield Matildas to her name, and having made the all-star team at the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups, the 28-year-old is sure to once again be a driving force in midfield for the green and gold this time around.
World Cup 2019 (W)
Aussies Abroad: Raso strikes as table-toppers Portland Thorns extend NWSL lead
Hayley Raso got the ball rolling as ladder-leaders Portland Thorns surged to a 3-1 win against Washington Spirit. Raso was one of five Westfield Matildas to feature in this National Women's Soccer League clash and the 24-year-old made her presence felt after only five minutes.
Aussies Abroad: Kerr’s Red Stars edge forward in nail-biting NWSL title race
Sam Kerr's Chicago Red Stars are keeping the pressure on their National Women's Soccer League title rivals following a 1-0 win at Washington Spirit. Yuki Nagasato, who starred for Brisbane Roar in the Westfield W-League 2018/19, grabbed the winner to secure the Red Stars' fift
Aussies Abroad: Kerr strikes again to boost bid for third straight NWSL Golden Boot
Sam Kerr netted her 12th goal of season as Chicago Red Stars made it four straight National Women's Soccer League wins with a 2-0 triumph over Utah Royals. Westfield Matildas captain Kerr enhanced her bid for a hat-trick of NWSL Golden Boots by putting Chicago into a fifth min
Aussies Abroad: Catley’s rock solid Reign keep pressure on NWSL leaders
Steph Catley's Reign FC have surged into the National Women's Soccer League finals places following a 1-0 victory at Houston Dash. The Westfield Matildas defender helped secure the Seattle-based side's fourth clean sheet in six games as New Zealand striker Rosie White's 21st-m
Aussies Abroad: Westfield Matildas help Orlando Pride clinch first clean sheet of the season
Alanna Kennedy and Emily van Egmond's Orlando Pride rose off the bottom of the National Women's Soccer League with a 1-0 win against Sky Blue FC. With Kennedy starting in midfield, Pride jumped into a 23rd-minute lead when rookie Marisa Viggiano struck her first professional g
NWSL preview: Westfield Matildas trio eyeing spot on top of ladder
Hayley Raso, Ellie Carpenter and Caitlin Foord will be celebrating going top of the National Women's Soccer League if Portland Thorns can clinch three points on the road against Utah Royals on Saturday. Recording only two wins from their first five matches, the NWSL powerhouse
Kellond-Knight joins Matildas teammates at Washington Spirit
NWSL side Washington Spirit have acquired Westfield Matildas midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight in a mid-season trade with Reign FC. Kellond-Knight, 28, will join Matildas teammates Chloe Logarzo and Amy Harrison at the Spirit. The 109-time Matilda, who scored in the Round of
Matildas exit FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in penalty shootout loss to Norway
The Matildas' FIFA Women's World Cup? France 2019 dream was ended in a heart-breaking penalty shootout defeat against Norway in the Round of 16. Elise Kellond-Knight scored directly from a corner to level the scores at 1-1 on 83 minutes after Isabell Herlovsen's 31st-minute st
Kellond-Knight: 'We 100% believe in what we're trying to achieve'
Experienced midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight says the Matildas have "100% belief" in their World Cup mission as the team prepare to take on Brazil in Montpellier on Friday morning (AEST). The 28-year-old, who earned selection into the FIFA World Cup all star team at the 2011 an
My Westfield Matildas Story: Elise Kellond-Knight – ‘We're no longer dreaming. It's reality’
If Elise Kellond-Knight ever had any doubts of the enormity of what it means to play at a FIFA Women's World Cup, they were wiped away at her first taste of the tournament in 2011. In a series of exclusive interviews for www.matildas.com.au, we are catching up with Ante Milici
Your Westfield Matildas 2019 World Cup squad guide: Midfielders
The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019? is almost upon us and Ante Milicic has announced his 23-player squad. Here's a guide to the midfielders picked to represent the Westfield Matildas in France. HOW TO WATCH: The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019? in Australia GET KIT
Aussies Abroad: Stalemate in Washington as familiar face keeps the Reign at bay
It was a 0-0 stalemate in Washington DC with four Aussies involved as Washington Spirit faced off against Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Westfield Matilda Amy Harrison started for the home side before being replaced at half-time as the Spirit sought to