Forward Hayley Raso
- Height 162cm
- D.O.B. 5/9/94
Debut: Friendly v New Zealand on 24 June 2012
Clubs played for: Canberra United, Brisbane Roar, Washington Spirit, Melbourne Victory, Portland Thorns, Brisbane Roar
Her 2018 so far:
After the incredible heights of 2017, this year has been a frustrating one for Raso.
The young forward led Portland Thorns to the NWSL Championship in 2017 and quickly became a fan favourite after racking up six goals and three assists.
She returned to Australian shores on loan with Brisbane Roar for the 2017/18 campaign and would collect another piece of silverware - leading the club to their third Premiership.
However, injury has been niggling away at Raso all the while. She sustained an injury to her left knee while playing for Roar and then suffered a lateral collateral ligament tear on her right during the AFC Asian Cup in April.
That sidelined Raso for eight weeks and has restricted her impact for the Thorns to just four appearances this season as she just recently returned to action.
A speedy winger, who can also play as a fullback, Raso has a knack for beating players for pace and will look to make up for lost time when she takes the field for Australia at the Tournament of Nations.
Tournament of Nations 2018
“That’s the Australian way”: Milicic keen for Westfield Matildas to dominate possession
Westfield Matildas head coach Ante Milicic says his side will continue dominating possession as they look to build on their winning start to the Cup of Nations. Australia saw off old rivals New Zealand 2-0 at Leichhardt Oval on Thursday night thanks to goals from Emily Gielnik
Gielnik, Raso eyeing Queensland homecoming with Westfield Matildas
She may have been born in Melbourne and helped lead Victory to a historic Westfield W-League Premiership but Emily Gielnik says she can’t wait to play in front of her friends and family in Brisbane. The Westfield Matildas take on Korea Republic at Suncorp Stadium on 3 March in
Raso primed to deliver in stern Cup of Nations test
The unique test posed by the Cup of Nations is one Westfield Matildas attacker Hayley Raso is relishing. Australia entertain Korea Republic, New Zealand and Argentina in a vital hit-out for new head coach Ante Milicic before the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. Raso hers
Westfield Matildas in the Westfield W-League: Kerr reaches new heights, teammates light up Round 13
Remember the day: Thursday, 24 January 2019 was the day Westfield Matildas forward Sam Kerr broke the Westfield W-League all-time scoring record. With Perth Glory 2-1 up against Western Sydney Wanderers, it appeared Kerr might have been having one of those days every striker
Heroic Moments: Westfield Matildas star breaks Westfield W-League goal-scoring record
As the clock ticked closer and closer towards full-time between Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory, the crowd at Marconi Stadium wondered: Would Sam Kerr break the Westfield W-League goalscoring record? With Perth Glory 2-1 up, and Western Sydney looking threatening, it
Long road to recovery a 'real struggle' for fit-again Raso
Westfield Matildas winger Hayley Raso admitted to thinking her career might have been over during an arduous and inspiring journey to full fitness from a broken back. Raso, 24, fractured three vertebrae in a frightening collision with an opponent while playing for Portland Th
Westfield Matildas star Hayley Raso makes incredible Westfield W-League return
146 days — that’s how long Brisbane Roar’s Hayley Raso had to wait before setting foot on a professional football field again. (Feature image credit: Brisbane Roar) The 24-year-old has been through the ringer over the past five months: Three broken vertebrae meant Raso wen
Westfield W-League Ins and Outs: Raso returns for Brisbane following long lay-off
A familiar face is on the verge of her Westfield W-League return as Hayley Raso has been included in Brisbane Roar's squad to face Sydney FC on Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old suffered three fractured vertebrae whilst playing for the Portland Thorns in the National Women's
Raso not shrinking from rehab battle as FIFA Women's World Cup looms
Taking a step back is simply not in Westfield Matildas attacker Hayley Raso’s character. After fracturing her back playing for Portland Thorns in the NWSL in August, Raso has been out of action with her recovery from such a serious injury understandably slow. HOST CITY PROF
Westfield Matildas at Brisbane Roar in 2018/19
Brisbane Roar have long provided a launchpad for Westfield Matildas and though two have departed, a strong core remains in place. Captain Clare Polkinghorne has been a mainstay at the back for club and country for over a decade and returns once again to lead her beloved hometo
Westfield Matildas star re-signs with Brisbane Roar for 2018/19
Star attacker Hayley Raso is the latest Westfield Matilda to sign for Brisbane Roar for the upcoming Westfield W-League campaign. With fellow Australian internationals Katrina Gorry and Clare Polkinghorne signing on with Roar over the last week, Raso also remains in Mel Andrea