Defender Gema Simon
- Height 162cm
- D.O.B. 19/7/90
Date of birth: 19 July 1990 (28 years old)
Debut: Cyprus Cup v Scotland on 10 March 2014 in Larnaca, Cyprus (4-2 loss)
Clubs played for: Newcastle Jets, Ottawa Fury (CAN), Melbourne Victory, Suwon (KOR), Avaldsnes (NOR)
Previous World Cups: None
Her 2019 so far:
Consistently outstanding for club and country, Gema Simon has been difficult to ignore in 2019.
The Armidale-born left-sided player was a regular for Newcastle Jets in the Westfield W-League, missing just one match as the Hunter club finished narrowly outside the top six.
She played the full 90 minutes in the Westfield Matildas' hard-fought 5-3 loss to the United States in April, showing the excellent engine and willingness to get forward for which she is renowned.
Deployed as a left-back in that encounter, Simon can also operate as a wide midfielder or winger: versatility that is likely to prove invaluable in tournament football.
World Cup 2019 (W)
My Matildas Story: Gema Simon - 'We didn't have a lot of money growing up. My family sacrificed a lot'
Gema Simon says the sacrifices her family made to overcome financial challenges and make her Matildas dream a reality have strengthened her resolve to make every FIFA Women's World Cup moment a memorable one. France 2019 will be the Newcastle Jets defender's first trip to the
'I didn't think I'd play again', admits Westfield Matildas star Simon
It has been a whirlwind 12 months for left-sided Westfield Matildas player Gema Simon, who has gone from the threat of never playing again to the brink of her first FIFA Women's World Cup. Having missed a chunk of the 2017/18 Westfield W-League season with her club side Newcas
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Simon revels in ‘awesome’ environment as Westfield Matildas prepare for American test
Gema Simon may be an experienced member of the national set-up but even she admits to being blown away at the quality in the playing group. Speaking to matildas.com.au, Simon said the match-up in Colorado against the reigning FIFA Women's World Cup champions was a perfect test
Simon sets a gold standard for Westfield Matildas after fighting back from the brink
On this day last year, Westfield Matildas defender Gema Simon was lying in a hospital bed contemplating her future in football. The Newcastle Jets player had just undergone surgery on her left knee, a setback which threatened to be the final straw in the fullback's injury-plag
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How to watch Westfield Matildas in Westfield W-League Round 6
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Simon out to inspire as Westfield Matildas return caps injury comeback
Gema Simon is hoping to inspire the Hunter Valley's next generation after ending her injury nightmare with a "dream" return to the Westfield Matildas. The experienced defender earned a late call-up following club team-mate Larissa Crummer's withdrawal. The Newcastle Jets co
Gema Simon replaces Larissa Crummer in Westfield Matildas squad
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today advised that Newcastle Jets defender Gema Simon has replaced her club teammate Larissa Crummer in the Westfield Matildas squad for the forthcoming 'Seven Consulting International Series' against Chile. Crummer, who has represented Aust