Amy Wilson (footballer)

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Amy Wilson
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Date of birth (1980-06-09) 9 June 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Australia
Playing position Midfielder
National team
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2000 Australia

Amy Wilson (born 9 June 1980) is a former female Australian football midfielder.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

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She was part of the Australia women's national soccer team at the 2000 Summer Olympics. [1] She retired in 2014. [2]

Australia womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing Australia

The Australian women's national soccer team is overseen by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Matildas, having been known as the Female Socceroos before 1995.

Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Womens tournament 2000 edition of the womens association football tournament during the Olympic Summer Games

A women's Olympic Football Tournament was held for the second time as part of the 2000 Summer Olympics. The tournament features 8 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 8 teams are drawn into two groups of four and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the semi-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at Sydney Football Stadium on 28 September 2000.

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References

  1. "FIFA Tournaments – Players & Coaches – Amy WILSON". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  2. Gaskin, Lee. "Former Matilda Amy Wilson inducted into ACT Sport Hall of Fame". Canberra Times. Retrieved 2017-02-01.

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