Melissa Maizels

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Melissa Maizels
Personal information
Full name Melissa Ashleigh Maizels
Date of birth (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2014 Melbourne Victory 0 (0)
2014–2016 Canberra United 4 (0)
2016–2018 Perth Glory 18 (0)
2018–2019 Canberra United 0 (0)
2019–2022 Melbourne Victory 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 02:41, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

Melissa Maizels (born 10 May 1993) is an Australian soccer goalkeeper who last played for Australian A-League Women team Melbourne Victory. She previously played for Perth Glory and Canberra United. [1]

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Early life

Maizels was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is Jewish. [2] Her great, great, great-grandfather was the Chief Rabbi of Łódź. [3]

She began playing soccer at the age of nine. [4] She represented Victoria four times for futsal and soccer, and competed in national tournaments at the Australian Institute of Sport (from which she earned her coaching UEFA B Licence) as well as in Canberra and Perth. [4] In 2009, she helped the futsal team make the grand final. [4] [5]

Playing career

She played at Melbourne Victory from 2012 to 2014. [3]

Canberra United, 2014–2016

In July 2014, Maizels signed with Canberra United. [6] She made her debut for the club during a match against Adelaide United after the team's starting goalkeeper Chantel Jones was injured. [7] [8] [9]

Perth Glory, 2016–2018

Maizels joined Perth Glory for the 2016-17 W-League Season. She suffered a serious hand injury, which ended her season after only six games. [5] Maizels returned for the 2017–18 season as Perth's number one keeper and played every minute of the season. [10]

Canberra United, 2018–2019

Maizels signed with Canberra United for the 2018–19 W-League, returning to the club she had played for from 2014 to 2016. [11]

Melbourne Victory, 2019–

Maizels joined Melbourne Victory ahead of the 2019–20 W-League season. [12]

International career

She competed for Team Australia at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel. [3] [13]

Honors and awards

with Canberra United
with Melbourne Victory
with Perth Glory

See also

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