Tameka Yallop
Yallop playing for Australia at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Tameka Yallop[1]
Birth name Tameka Butt[2]
Date of birth (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 33)[3]
Place of birth Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 13
Youth career
Nerang
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 QAS
2008–2018 Brisbane Roar 108 (49)
2010Ottawa Fury (loan)
2012 Boston Breakers 8 (3)
2013 1. FFC Frankfurt 8 (3)
2014Iga F.C. Kunoichi (loan)
2016 Mallbackens 19 (2)
2017–2018 Klepp IL 58 (32)
2018–2019 Melbourne City 10 (3)
2019–2021 Brisbane Roar 21 (6)
2021–2022 West Ham United 16 (1)
2022–2023 Brann 7 (1)
2023– Brisbane Roar 20 (5)
International career
2007–2008 Australia U-17 7 (1)
2007–2009 Australia U-20 16 (3)
2007– Australia 123 (13)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 May 2024
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 3 June 2024

Tameka Yallop (née Butt; born 16 June 1991) is an Australian professional soccer midfielder who plays for Brisbane Roar in the Australian A-League Women. She previously played for the Boston Breakers in the WPSL Elite, German Frauen-Bundesliga club 1. FFC Frankfurt, Japanese Nadeshiko League club Iga F.C. Kunoichi, Swedish Damallsvenskan club Mallbackens, Brisbane Roar in the Australian W-League, West Ham United in the FA Women's Super League, Brann in the Norwegian Toppserien, and has been a member of the Australian national team since 2007.

Early life

Yallop was born in Orange, New South Wales and moved with her family to the Gold Coast at five years of age.[4] She started playing junior football at Five years of age for Nerang[5] in the local Gold Coast league and attended All Saints Anglican School throughout her upbringing.[6]

Club career

Brisbane Roar, 2008–2018

Yallop joined the Brisbane Roar (then the Queensland Roar) in 2008, as they were one of the founding members of the W-League. They won the W-League Championship and Premiership in 2008–09. In the 2010–11 season, Brisbane returned to the Grand Final, where Yallop scored a goal in the 9th minute, helping the team to a 2–1 victory.[7]

She briefly played with the Ottawa Fury in 2010.[8]

Yallop won the Westfield W-League Players Player of the Year Award for the 2012–13 season. She was the recipient of the Julie Dolan Medal for W-League Player of the year in 2014.[9]

As of February 2018, Yallop ranks 5th in all-time W-League history with 108 appearances and ranks 3rd in goals with 49.[10]

Boston Breakers, 2012

Yallop signed with the Boston Breakers in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite (WPSL Elite), the top division of women's soccer in the United States at the time, for the 2012 season.[11]

FFC Frankfurt, 2013–2014

In January 2013, Yallop signed for German Frauen-Bundesliga club 1. FFC Frankfurt.[12]

Iga F.C. Kunoichi, 2014

Yallop was loaned by Brisbane Roar to Iga F.C. Kunoichi along with Elise Kellond-Knight in late May 2014, and returned to Brisbane Roar for the 7th W-League season.[13]

Mallbackens IF, 2016

In March 2016, Yallop signed for Swedish club Mallbackens.

Klepp IL, 2017–2018

In March 2017, Yallop signed for Norwegian club Klepp.[14]

Melbourne City, 2018–2019

After spending ten seasons with the Brisbane Roar, Yallop signed with Melbourne City for the 2018–19 W-League season.[15]

Brisbane Roar, 2019–2021

In October 2019, the Brisbane Roar announced that Yallop would be returning to Brisbane for the 2019–20 W-League season,[16] where she scored in their first game of the season. On 5 December, Tameka became the first Brisbane Roar player (including men, women and youth) to score 50 goals for the club.[17]

West Ham United, 2021–2022

In May 2021, Yallop joined English club West Ham United. Playing 16 games with 1 goal in the FAWSL, 3 games in Women's FA Cup and 3 games in FA Women's League Cup.[18] In August 2022, she left the club by mutual consent.[19]

Brann, 2022–2023

In August 2022, Yallop joined Norwegian club Brann on a one-year contract with a further six months option.[20]

Brisbane Roar, 2023–

In August 2023, Yallop returned to Australia, signing again with Brisbane Roar on a multi-year contract.[21]

International career

Yallop during 2019 Women's World Cup

Yallop has represented the Young Matildas at various age levels. She was a member of the 2007 AFC Women's U-17 Asian Championship team and 2008 AFC Women's U-20s Women's Asian Championship team. Yallop captained the Australian U-20s National Team from 2007 to 2009 which included winning the 2008 AFF Women's Championship.

Yallop has been a member of the Australia women's national soccer team since 2007. She was part of the team that won the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup. Yallop played for Australia at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Australia lost in the quarter-finals in 2011 and 2015.

In 2016, Yallop was named to her first Olympic Team for Rio 2016.[22] Australia lost in the quarter-finals and Yallop did not appear in any games.[7]

At the 2017 Tournament of Nations Yallop scored the only goal in a 1–0 win over the United States. This was the first time Australia had ever defeated the United States. The Matildas won the 2017 Tournament of Nations[23]

At the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Yallop appeared in three games for Australia. The Matildas advanced to the Final where they lost 1–0 to Japan. Australia qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[24]

Yallop was a member of the Matildas Tokyo 2020 Olympics squad. The Matildas qualified for the quarter-finals and beat Great Britain before being eliminated in the semi-final with Sweden. In the playoff for the Bronze medal they were beaten by the USA.[25]

On 4 June 2024, Yallop was named in the Matildas team which qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics, her third Olympic games selection.[26]

Career statistics

International goals

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Butt/Yallop goal.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 4 August 2007 Mong Kok Stadium, Kowloon, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 4–0 8–1 2008 Olympics qualification [27]
2 3 September 2011 Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Jinan, China  Thailand 4–0 5–1 2008 Olympics qualification
3 11 September 2011 Shandong Provincial Stadium, Jinan, China  South Korea 2–1 2–1 2012 Olympics qualification
4 22 November 2012 Bao'an Stadium, Shenzhen, China  Hong Kong 1–0 4–0 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup preliminary
5 6 July 2013 Stade Jean-Bouin, Angers, France  France 1–0 2–0 Friendly
6 24 November 2013 WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia  China 2–0 2–0 Friendly
7 25 October 2015 Yongchuan Sports Center, Chongqing, China  China 1–0 1–1 2015 Yongchuan International Tournament
8 27 July 2017 CenturyLink Field, Seattle, United States  United States 1–0 1–0 2017 Tournament of Nations
9 22 November 2017 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia  China 2–0 3–0 Friendly
10 26 July 2018 Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, United States  Brazil 2–0 3–1 2018 Tournament of Nations
11 21 January 2022 Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, India  Indonesia 13–0 18–0 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup [28]
12 1 November 2023 Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth, Australia  Chinese Taipei 3–0 3–0 2024 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament [29]

Personal life

In December 2017, Yallop announced her engagement to her Klepp IL teammate Kirsty Yallop on her Twitter account.[30] The two were married in Mangawhai, New Zealand, on 9 February 2019.[31] Following the marriage they both took on the surname Yallop.[32] In 2020 they had a daughter together.

Honours

Brisbane Roar

Australia

Individual

References

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  20. ^ "Brann forsterker med australsk landslagsspiller" [Brann strengthens with Australian national team player]. Nettavisen (in Norwegian). 3 August 2022.
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  32. ^ @TheMatildas (4 April 2019). "Today is an extra special occasion for @TamekaButt, with a new surname on the back of her jersey following her marriage to @kirstyyallop11" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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