Defender Ellie Carpenter
- Height 165cm
- Weight 60kg
- D.O.B. 28/4/00
Debut: Olympic qualification match v Vietnam on 2 March 2016 in Osaka
Clubs played for: Western Sydney Wanderers, Canberra United, Portland Thorns
Her 2018 so far:
Since bursting onto the Westfield W-League scene as a 15-year-old in 2015, Ellie Carpenter’s rise has been one of the success stories of Australian football.
2018 was no different for the Nowra-born local. Carpenter won the NAB Young Footballer of the Year after a superb campaign for Canberra United, despite the club missing out on a Finals Series spot. The teenager also claimed the team’s Player of the Season award.
Ellie Carpenter is one of the brightest talents in world football.
A powerful fullback, Carpenter signed for reigning NWSL Premiers Portland Thorns in February, and became the youngest ever player to feature in the American top tier when she made her debut at just 18 years and 11 days old.
She’s featured nine times for the sixth-placed Thorns so far, primarily in a more attack role in the front third and scored her debut goal – a winner against Washington Spirit - 22 days after her 18th birthday.
A defender with pace to burn and attacking instincts to match, Carpenter is sure to be a hit at this year’s Tournament of Nations.
Tournament of Nations 2018
Aussies Abroad: Kerr on the scoresheet again as Matildas derby ends all square
With the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) now in full swing there were plenty of Westfield Matildas in action over the Easter weekend. Sam Kerr was once again on the scoresheet for Chicago Red Stars as they played out a thrilling 4-4 draw with Portland Thorns. CONFIRME
Westfield Matildas forwards dominate opening weekend of NWSL
Good news if you're a Westfield Matildas fan; Sam Kerr and Caitlin Foord were both brilliant in the opening round of National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) over the weekend. In the type of news many were hoping to hear in the lead-up to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, the two
Aussies Abroad: Foord scores as Portland Thorns win in Orlando
Caitlin Foord has transferred her stunning form for the Westfield Matildas into the National Women's Soccer League opener, scoring and dishing an assist in a 2-0 win for Portland Thorns over Orlando Pride. After spending last season as the bridesmaids - finishing second in bot
Carpenter: Plenty of positives for Westfield Matildas in loss to USA
Ellie Carpenter believes the lessons learned in Friday’s loss to the USA will hold the Westfield Matildas in good stead as they build towards June’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Westfield Matildas led 2-1 early in the second half, but a 17-minute blitz from the world’s No.1-ran
Carpenter excited for Westfield Matildas to kick on with Milicic at the helm
Ellie Carpenter believes the Westfield Matildas are ready to embark on an exciting new chapter under Ante Milicic. Milicic was announced as Australia’s interim head coach on Monday and will lead the Westfield Matildas’ charge for FIFA Women’s World Cup glory in June. But th
Heroic Carpenter crafts solid victory for Canberra
Look up the word ‘attack’ and you may just find the definition reading: Ellie Carpenter. The Canberra United and Westfield Matildas fullback often finds herself at the opposite end of the pitch, bombing forward to provide a key offensive option for her side. REPORT: Canberr
Westfield Matildas in the Westfield W-League: Foord hat-trick, Kerr brace light up the competition
It was business as usual in the Westfield W-League as Westfield Matildas stars Caitlin Foord and Sam Kerr grabbed five goals between them in Round 6 over the weekend. The pair are in scintillating form for club and country and are helping Sydney FC and Perth Glory climb the la
Westfield Matildas in the Westfield W-League: Simon finds the net, Gielnik puts on a masterclass
The ladder is taking shape in the Westfield W-League and the competition between Westfield Matildas is stronger than ever. Kyah Simon’s penalty was almost enough to give Melbourne City all three points against Michelle Heyman’s Adelaide United, while Brisbane Roar’s trio of W
Ellie Carpenter named October/November Nominee for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year
Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Canberra United are proud to announce Ellie Carpenter as the October/November nominee for the Westfield W-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award. Ellie is the reigning NAB Young Footballer of the Year having cl
Canberra's Carpenter rewarded for her stellar Westfield W-League 2018/19 Season
It says a lot about the talent of Ellie Carpenter that she is already a regular member of the Westfield Matildas team at just 18 years of age. And the teenage defender is showing no signs of slowing down after another excellent start to Westfield W-League campaign with Canberr
Westfield Matildas coach Stajcic to head up NAB Young Footballer of the Year panel
Westfield Matildas coach Alen Stajcic will head up a panel of experts to determine nominees for the 2018/19 NAB Young Footballer of the Year. An array of Westfield Matildas stars have won the award in recent years for their Westfield W-League performances, including Steph Catl