Goalkeeper Lydia Williams

  • Height 175cm
  • Weight 63kg
  • D.O.B. 13/5/88
Jersey Number
1

Biography

Date of birth: 13 May 1988 (31 years old)

Caps: 77

Debut: Friendly v Korea Republic on 28 July 2005 in Jeonju, Korea Rep. (3-0 loss)

Clubs played for: Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra United, Chicago Red Stars (USA), Pitea IF (SWE), Western New York Flash (USA), Washington Spirit (USA), Houston Dash (USA), Melbourne City, Reign FC (USA)

Previous World Cups: 2007, 2011, 2015

Her 2019 so far:

Another year, another fine Westfield W-League campaign for Lydia Williams.

Despite her Melbourne City side failing to hit the heights of previous years, Williams was able to spark her team's late-season form although they ultimately fell short of finals contention.

The 31-year-old has been a go-to choice for most of her Westfield Matildas career and under Ante Milicic this has so far remained the norm, with the coach installing her as his No.1 goalkeeper for what will be her fourth FIFA World Cup.

Williams has kept goal for NWSL club Reign FC so far this season – where she turns out alongside her City and Westfield Matildas teammates Steph Catley and Elise Kellond-Knight – and heads to France with a reputation as one of the best shot-stoppers in world football.

World Cup 2019 (W)

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