Teresa Polias

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Teresa Polias
Teresa Polias-SydneyFC.jpg
Polias playing for Sydney FC in 2010
Personal information
Full name Teresa Polias
Date of birth (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 32)
Place of birth Darlinghurst, Australia
Height 155 cm (5 ft 1 in) [1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2008–2010 Central Coast Mariners 15 (0)
2010–2021 Sydney FC 142 (8)
International career
2008– Australia U-20 4 (1)
2007– Australia 11 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:34, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 6 March 2019

Teresa Polias ( Greek : Πόλιας, born 16 May 1990) is an Australian soccer player, who played for Sydney FC in the Australian W-League. [2]

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Personal life

Polias was born in 1990 in Darlinghurst, New South Wales in a family of Greek descent.[ relevant? ] [3] She grew up in the southern suburbs of Sydney. [4]

As well as playing football, Polias works full-time as a primary school teacher currently at McCallums Hill Public School. [5]

Club career

Polias playing for the Central Coast Mariners Teresa Polias.jpg
Polias playing for the Central Coast Mariners

Polias made her debut against Melbourne Victory on 25 October 2008.[ citation needed ]

Polias was named Sydney FC player of the year in the 2011–12 W-League season.[ citation needed ]

Polias was a vital member of the Sydney FC Women's team who won the 2012–13 W-League Championship; during the winning season she played every single minute of every single match including the Grand Final. [6]

Polias scored her first ever W-League goal in a 3–2 win over Melbourne City, with a long range effort which rocketed straight into the top corner.[ citation needed ]

Polias was captain of the Sydney FC Women's team who won the 2018–19 W-League Championship; during the winning season she played every single minute of every single match including Grand Final.[ citation needed ]

In August 2021, Polias took a break from football to start a family and to decide if she wants to continue playing. [7]

International career

Polias has represented Australia in the Young Matilda's starting 11 on many occasions, having travelled to Europe and Asia on numerous occasions.

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References

  1. "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ - List of Players - Australia" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. "Teresa Polias". Sydney FC. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  3. "Get to Know You - Teresa Polias". Matildas. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. Parkinson, Andrew (21 November 2018). "Teresa Polias – Sydney FC's homegrown heroine". St George & Sutherland Leader. Australian Community Media. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. Smith, Pete (21 January 2014). "W-League player of the week". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014.
  6. "Polias Relives Grand Final With Kids". Sydney FC. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  7. Warriner, David (6 August 2021). "Sydney FC Captain To Take A Break From Football". Sydney FC .