Goalkeeper Lydia Williams
- Height 175cm
- Weight 63kg
- D.O.B. 13/5/88
Debut: Friendly v Korea Republic on 28 July 2005 in Jeonju
Clubs played for: AIS, Canberra United, Chicago Red Stars, Pitea IF, Western New York Flash, Washington Spirit, Houston Dash, Melbourne City, Seattle Reign
Her 2018 so far:
Williams will head to the Tournament of Nations with plenty of confidence after an exceptional year to date for club and country.
She played a key role in Melbourne City’s surge to the Westfield W-League title – winning her second Grand Final in a row in the Australian domestic league.
The 30-year-old has continued that form into the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) with Seattle Reign, where she's featured nine times between the sticks this season.
During the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, Williams played three matches as the Westfield Matildas were beaten in the final by Japan.
She kept one clean sheet in the tournament, with a successful save rate of 60%, while her 82.6% accuracy with her passing shows how important her distribution is from the back.
Tournament of Nations 2018
NWSL weekend preview: Kerr has Williams to beat as Chicago face Reign FC
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Aussies Abroad: Foord scores as Portland Thorns win in Orlando
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Williams welcomes confident approach as Westfield Matildas make final preparations
Westfield Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams says head coach Ante Milicic wants the team to play without inhibition as they prepare for Friday’s (AEDT) friendly with the United States. Speaking to matildas.com.au from the team’s training camp in Colorado, Williams said Milicic
Williams eagerly awaiting Westfield Matildas' devastating Kerr, Foord double act to light up Cup of Nations
The scintillating scoring form of two Westfield Matildas excitement machines has goalkeeper Lydia Williams ready to sit back and enjoy the show in the inaugural Cup of Nations. Attacking aces Sam Kerr and Caitlin Foord head into camp at the very top of their games following pr
Kerr and Foord's Grand Final gunfight one to savour, says Westfield Matildas goalkeeper Williams
The burden of nullifying Perth Glory’s Sam Kerr and Sydney FC’s Caitlin Foord is a duty no goalkeeper in the world relishes with any enthusiasm. But it is a task that Westfield Matildas and Melbourne City goalkeeper Lydia Williams is particularly well-versed in. Williams, 3
Westfield Matildas star Williams 'quietly confident' about World Cup hopes
Westfield Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Willi...ams believes the side are “quietly confident” about their chances of topping Group C at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. Australia will face old foes Brazil, Italy and Jamaica in the group stages of next year’s showpiece event in France
Westfield Matildas keeper Williams named in Guardian's top 100 players
Goalkeeper Lydia Williams has joined three of her Westfield Matildas teammates to be included in the Guardian’s list of the best 100 female footballers in the world in 2018. Williams came in at no.59 after places 70 to 41 were released overnight following consultation with an
How to watch the Westfield Matildas in action this weekend
The Westfield W-League is back after the international break with a host of Westfield Matildas set to take to the field. Coming off a successful Seven Consulting International series against Chile, 12 members of the squad will run out for their club sides in the Westfield W-Le
Arnold: Having the 'core group' return has helped the team 'come together'
Westfield Matilda, Mackenzie Arnold, believes the return of Australia’s big guns has blown wind in the team’s sails. Alen Stajcic’s team are currently in camp as they prepare for their Seven Consulting International Series against Chile on Saturday, November 10 and Tuesday, No
Westfield Matildas that lit up Round 2 of the Westfield W-League
Goals, assists and clean sheets: Round 2 of the Westfield W-League had it all from our Westfield Matildas. It was promising to see the players find some form at the right time, as they had their final league hit-outs before heading into camp with Alen Stajcic ahead of back-to-
Westfield Matildas that starred in Round 1 of the Westfield W-League
The Westfield W-League is back! Round 1 saw teams and individuals alike shake off any pre-season rust to quickly hit top form. Among the more impressive performers were several Westfield Matildas stars and we've shone a light on a select few who stood out over the weekend.
Westfield Matildas at Melbourne City in 2018/19
Melbourne City represent something of a mini Westfield Matildas camp in between international breaks. Champions in each of the last three seasons, the glamour side has strengthened further with the recruitment of midfielder Tameka Butt and her former Brisbane Roar team-mate El