Lisa Casagrande
Personal information
Full name Lisa Maree Casagrande
Date of birth (1978-05-29) 29 May 1978 (age 44)
Place of birth Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Portland Pilots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Goonellabah F.C.
1996–1997 Northern NSW Pride
1997–1999 Canberra Eclipse
National team
1994–2000 Australia 64 (13)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Lisa Maree Casagrande (born 29 May 1978, Lismore, New South Wales) is an Australian retired footballer. She played at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1995 (scoring a goal) and 1999, and at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.[2]

Club career

Casagrande played as a forward for the Goonellabah Football Club (1995-1996), the Northern NSW Pride (1996-1997) and the Canberra Eclipse (1997-1999).[3]

International career

Casagrande made her international debut at age 14 in a match against Japan. She represented the Australian team 64 times playing as a midfielder. She played at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, scoring a goal against the United States in the qualification; at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney.

She competed at the University of Portland from 1999 to 2001,[4] and retired at age 22. In 2013, the Football Federation Australia named her to its "Teams of the Decade" for 1990–1999.[5] In 2015, she was inducted into the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Lisa Maree Casagrande". Eurosport. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ Steve Spinks (17 September 2009). "Lisa is among soccer's finest". Northern Star.
  3. ^ "Lisa Casagrande". worldfootball.net.
  4. ^ "All-time Records" (PDF). University of Portland. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  5. ^ "FFA celebrates 50 years of FIFA membership by naming its 'Teams of the Decade'". Fox Sports. 17 December 2013.
  6. ^ Odong, Ann (17 November 2015). "Lisa Casagrande inducted into Hall of Fame". The Women's Game. Retrieved 17 October 2020.