Lisa Casagrande
Personal information
Full name Lisa Maree Casagrande
Date of birth (1978-05-29) 29 May 1978 (age 46)
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
International career
1994–2000 Australia 64 (13)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Lisa Maree Casagrande (born 29 May 1978) 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.