Sarah Cooper
Personal information
Full name Sarah Raymond[1]
Birth name Sarah Cooper
Date of birth (1969-10-08) 8 October 1969 (age 54)
Place of birth Scotland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defender
International career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2001 Australia 55 (2)

Sarah Raymond (née Cooper; born 8 October 1969) is the former captain of Australia women's national association football team.[2]

Cooper played more than 50 matches for her country and represented Australia at the 1995 and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.[3]

In popular culture

Cooper posed nude with some of her teammates in the controversial "The Matildas: the new fashion in football: 2000 Olympic year calendar" in an effort to increase visibility of the team and raise money for their Olympic Games preparation.[4][5] A royalty from the sale of each calendar was used to support the team's 2000 Summer Olympic Games preparation.[6]


  1. ^ "Soccer takes over the world". 11 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Sarah Cooper Captain of Australian Women's National Soccer Team Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) 1991 Phillip Institute of Technology". Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Sarah Cooper". ScoresWay. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  4. ^ McCutcheon, Jemma. "Athlete Or Sex Symbol?". Healthculture Society.
  5. ^ Grainey, Timothy (1 May 2012). Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer. University of Nebraska Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0803240360.
  6. ^ "The Matildas : the new fashion in football : 2000 Olympic year calendar / the Australian National Women's Soccer Team". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 9 July 2014.