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Georgia Plessas

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Football biography

Georgia Plessas (born 2 October 1998) is an Australian soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Western Sydney Wanderers in the W-League and for the Australia women's national under-20 soccer team.[1] She previously played for Sydney FC where she made her W-League debut at the age of 15. She made her international debut at the 2016 AFF Women's Championship.

Early life

Plessas was born on 2 October 1988 and grew up in Carlton, a suburb of Sydney, and attended Endeavour Sports High School.[2] She played junior football for the Sutherland Sharks.[3]

In July 2012 Plessas was selected for the NSW Metro team that participated at the under-14 national championships. Her performance at the tournament, including a hat trick of goals in the final match,[4] helped lead her team to win the championship and earned Plessas selection in the tournament's All-Star team.[5] Her performance at the tournament was rewarded with selection to the national under-17 squad later the same month.[6] At the end of 2012 Plessas was selected for the under-15 New South Wales state representative squad.[3]



Plessas made her W-League debut at the age of 15[2] playing for Sydney FC. In her first match, she entered as a substitute in the second half of a 1–1 draw against the Brisbane Roar.[7] Plessas made a second appearance as a substitute a week later in a 0–3 loss to Canberra United.[8] Sydney finished in fourth place during the regular season with a Template:Win-loss record record securing a berth to the playoffs where they were defeated 3–0 by Perth Glory in the semi-finals.[9]

Plessas signed with Western Sydney Wanderers for the 2016–17 season.[1] She made her debut for the club on 13 November 2016,[10] coming on as a substitute at half time in a 2–0 loss to her former team Sydney FC.[11] The following weekend she made her first appearance in the starting 11 of a W-League match, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 win over Adelaide United.[12] She made a further two appearances as a substitute during the season, as the Wanderers finished second to last in the 9-team competition.[13] The Wanderers finished in eighth place during the regular season with a Template:Win-loss record record.[14]


Plessas first trained with a national side when she was selected to the national under-17 squad in July 2012[6] for the November 2012 qualifying round of the 2013 AFC U-16 Women's Championship.

In August 2015 Plessas was selected for the national under-20 team that competed at the 2015 AFC U-19 Women's Championship held in China.[15] She made one appearance in the tournament, coming on as a substitute in Australia's first match, a 0-2 loss to Japan.[16]

In July 2016, Plessas was again selected for the national under-20 team that competed at the 2016 AFF Women's Championship held in Myanmar. Plessas started in three matches at the tournament,[17][18][19] scoring the equalizer in a 1–1 draw against the host nation during the round robin stage.[20]

In November 2016, Plessas was part of the squad for the 2017 AFC U-19 Women's Championship qualification tournament held in China.[21] She started both matches and scored a goal against the Northern Mariana Islands,[22][23] helping Australia qualify for the August 2017 AFC U-19 Women's Championship.[24]

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Georgia Plessas – Western Sydney Wanderers Team". http://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/player/georgia-plessas/9tmz6z6361wh15c5xd9hpebo8. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Parkinson, Andrew (31 October 2016). "Young Matildas duty calls for Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Georgia Plessas". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. http://www.theleader.com.au/story/4255010/duty-calls-for-matilda-plessas/. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Carayannis, Michael (4 December 2012). "NSW squads beckon for six young stars". The Leader. http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1161741/nsw-squads-beckon-for-six-young-stars/. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  4. Grima, Mitchell (13 July 2012). "Metro clinch Under 14?s National Championship". Football NSW. http://www.footballnsw.com.au/index.php?id=149&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2012&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=07&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=6707&cHash=57a50ff61fd3c3a0157321e18dfe9109. 
  5. "NSW takes centre stage in All Stars line up". Football NSW. July 2012. http://www.footballnsw.com.au/index.php?id=149&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2012&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=07&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=6711&cHash=5706e637ca7d31966e5b17e3cfa0bcf5. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Westfield U17s squad start camp". Football Federation Australia. 27 July 2012. http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news-display/Westfield-U17s-squad-start-camp/48316. 
  7. "Spencer Wonder Goal Earns Draw". Sydney FC. 1 November 2014. http://www.sydneyfc.com/article/spencer-wonder-goal-earns-draw/m8gzf1p5tyld1j0vwx8wn4zo2. 
  8. Gibbs, Russ (9 November 2014). "Sky Blues Fall In Capital Encounter". Sydney FC. http://www.sydneyfc.com/article/sky-blues-fall-in-capital-encounter/l7891urvw1gf1j5evhqlrl44l. 
  9. "2014 W-League". Scoresway. http://www.scoresway.com/?sport=soccer&page=round&id=27203. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  10. "W-League Sydney Derby this Sunday". Football Federation Australia. 11 November 2016. http://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/article/w-league-sydney-derby-this-sunday/11rmtbla57zvx1ikz4j66q3rpg. 
  11. "Sydney FC Women v Western Sydney Wanderers Women – Westfield W-League Match Centre". 13 November 2016. http://www.w-league.com.au/matchcentre/Sydney-FC-Women-v-Western-Sydney-Wanderers-Women/888642?matchstats#widget-match-day-tabs. 
  12. "Western Sydney Wanderers Women v Adelaide United Women – Westfield W-League Match Centre". 20 November 2016. http://www.w-league.com.au/matchcentre/Western-Sydney-Wanderers-Women-v-Adelaide-United-Women/888643?matchstats#widget-match-day-tabs. 
  13. "Glory snatch victory from Wanderers". 30 January 2017. http://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/article/glory-snatch-victory-from-wanderers/fyzc8fi5x7dk1dihexx63f843. 
  14. "2016/17 W-League". Scoresway. http://www.scoresway.com/?sport=soccer&page=round&id=38278. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  15. "Young Matildas head coach Ante Juric has named his 23-player squad for the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship.". SBS World Game. 6 August 2015. http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2015/08/06/juric-names-young-matildas-squad-afc-u-19-womens-championship. 
  16. "AFC U-19 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2015". 18 August 2015. http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtureid=9470&stageid=368&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary. 
  17. "AFF Myanmar Women's Championship 2016 – Match No 4". 27 July 2016. http://www.aseanfootball.org/results/2016_AFF_WOMEN_CHAMPIONSHIP-004.pdf. 
  18. "AFF Myanmar Women's Championship 2016 – Match No 11". 31 July 2016. http://www.aseanfootball.org/results/2016_AFF_WOMEN_CHAMPIONSHIP-011.pdf. 
  19. "AFF Myanmar Women's Championship 2016 – Match No 15". 4 August 2016. http://www.aseanfootball.org/results/2016_AFF_WOMEN_CHAMPIONSHIP-004.pdf. 
  20. "Young Matildas into AFF semis after draw with Myanmar". 1 August 2016. http://youngmatildas.footballaustralia.com.au/article/young-matildas-into-aff-semis-after-draw-with-myanmar/689ki6jtn30i148jvr3z9lr2w. 
  21. "Young Matildas Head Coach Gary van Egmond has named a 23-player squad for the upcoming AFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2017 Qualifiers tournament to be held in Nanjing, China from 2–6 November 2016.". Football Federation Australia. 21 October 2016. http://youngmatildas.footballaustralia.com.au/article/young-matildas-squad-announced-for-afc-u-19-qualifiers/1pbs3iztz2t3o128kjwfkbfvjm. 
  22. "AFC U-19 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2017". 2 November 2016. http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtureid=10399&stageid=410&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary. 
  23. "AFC U-19 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2017". 6 November 2016. http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtureid=10404&stageid=410&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary. 
  24. "Young Matildas qualify for Asian Cup 2017". Football Federation Australia. 7 November 2016. http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/young-matildas-qualify-for-asian-cup-2017/15581ocg1kmgg1iukwpqyyuvib. 

Further reading

  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368
  • Stewart, Barbara (2012), Women's Soccer: The Passionate Game, Greystone Books, ISBN 1926812603

External links

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