Sonia Gegenhuber
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-09-28) 28 September 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth South Australia,[1] Australia
Position(s) Defender
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1999 Australia 60 (1)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1999

Sonia Gegenhuber is a retired Australian soccer player who played 75 times (including 60 full international matches) for Australia and was a national captain.

Early life

Gegenhuber grew up in Mannum, South Australia where she began playing soccer alongside her three brothers.[2][3]

Playing career

After spending time playing in Adelaide for Brahma Lodge, Gegenhuber moved to Queensland. She had stints with Coalstars, Eastern Suburbs and QAS Sting.[4]

Gegenhuber made her debut for Australia in 1989. At the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, she made two appearances. She made her final appearance for Australia in 1999, have made 75 appearances, including 60 in full international matches.[1][5][6]

Honours

In 2013, Football Federation Australia named Gegenhuber as part their women's team of the decade for the years 1990 to 1999.[7]

In 2018, she was inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame.[1] 2000 Australian Sports Medal

References

  1. ^ a b c Sonia Gegenhuber, Mark Bresciano and Andrew Dettre inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame, matildas.footballaustralia.com.au, 30 April 2018
  2. ^ Strathearn, Peri (4 May 2018). "Mannum's Sonia Gegenhuber, soccer star with Matildas, goes into FFA Hall of Fame". The Murray Valley Standard. Murray Bridge, South Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. ^ Strathearn, Peri (22 October 2019). "Mannum celebrates 50 years since high school's founding". The Murray Valley Standard. Murray Bridge, South Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  4. ^ Warren, Johnny (19 May 1991). "First step on road to Games". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 June 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Howe, Andrew. "Official Media Guide of Australia at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 22 April 2016 – via WomenSoccer.com.au.
  6. ^ "Sonia Gegenhuber". FIFA. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Teams of the Decades - Women's 1990-1999". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 5 October 2016.