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Hannah Wilkinson

Hannah Wilkinson
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Hannah Wilkinson in 2011
Personal information
Full name Hannah Lillian Wilkinson[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Whangarei, New Zealand[2]
Height 1.76 m (5 ft  in)[1]
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Djurgårdens IF
Number 9
Youth career
2005-2009 Kamo High School
North Force
2010-2011 Glenfield Rovers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012-2016 Tennessee Volunteers 31 (17)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017-2018 Vittsjö GIK 35 (3)
2019-2020 Sporting CP 15 (12)
2020- Djurgårdens IF 8 (0)
National team?
2010-2012 New Zealand U-20 15 (9)
2010- New Zealand 98[3] (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 July 2019
? National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2020

Hannah Lillian Wilkinson (born 28 May 1992) is a Kiwi association footballer who plays for Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Damallsvenskan and the New Zealand national team.[4]

College career

Wilkinson joined the Tennessee Volunteers as a sophomore in 2012. She received first team All-South-eastern Conference honors in her debut season. Wilkinson lead the SEC with eight goals and 17 points in conference play. Despite joining the team after the London Olympics, five matches into the season, Wilkinson led Tennessee in goals (eight), points (17), shots (48), shot percentage (.167) and match-winners (four). For her heroics against the Aggies and the Rebels, she received the SEC Offensive Player of the Week, Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week, Soccer America Team of the Week and TSWA Women's Soccer Player of the Week accolades.[5] In November of her senior season the NCAA granted her eligibility for the 2015 season. She was originally assigned a sophomore status when she enrolled at Tennessee after previously attending classes at Auckland University of Technology for one year.[6] She tore her ACL in August 2015 and was granted a medical redshirt year.[7]

Club career

Wilkinson signed for Damallsvenskan side Vittsjö GIK in March 2017.[8] In October 2018, Wilkinson tore her anterior cruciate ligament during a cup game against Jitex BK.[9]

In July 2019, Wilkinson signed with Portuguese Campeonato Nacional team Sporting CP.[10]

International career

National youth teams

Wilkinson first played for the New Zealand under 20 side in January 2010 and impressed national selector John Herdman with 5 goals in 3 games, including a hat-trick in her first, earning herself a call up to the senior side for friendlies against Australia and a trip to the Cyprus Cup.[11] In 2010, she represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, appearing in all three group games.[12] She also appeared in all three group games for New Zealand during the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which took place in Japan.[13]

Senior national team

Wilkinson made her senior international début for New Zealand in the starting lineup in a friendly against Australia on 17 February 2010.[14] She made her first FIFA Women's World Cup appearance in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, appearing in all three group matches as a substitute. In the last match, she scored in the 94th minute to force a draw with Mexico.[13] Wilkinson appeared in three of New Zealand's four matches in the 2012 London Olympics.[13] She played of all New Zealand's three matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[15] She started in all three of New Zealand's matches at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

In April 2019, Wilkinson was named to the final 23-player squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, after a remarkable recovery from her ACL injury.[16][17]

Honours and awards

League

  • Northern Region Premier Women's League Championship: 2010, 2011
  • National Youth Women's League Championship: 2011

Individual

  • Burridge Cup: 2008, 2009
  • 2011 NZF Young Player of the Year
  • 2012 All-SEC 1st Team
  • 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's NCAA Division I All-American 3rd Team

Personal life

Aside from soccer, Wilkinson says she enjoys playing the drums and guitar and surfing. She has released two single songs on Spotify. Waiting for the Sun was released in January 2019 and the second, Set Me Free, in April 2019.[18] She lists New Zealand surfer, Paige Hareb, as her sporting hero.[19]

Wilkinson is openly gay.[20]

References

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Hannah Wilkinson". nzfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Football Ferns squad revealed for World Cup". The New Zealand Herald. 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "Hannah Wilkinson Bio - University of Tennessee Official Athletic Site". utsports.com. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "NCAA Grants Wilkinson 2015 Eligibility". utsports.com.
  7. ^ News Sentinel staff. "UT soccer star Hannah Wilkinson to miss season with torn ACL". KNS.
  8. ^ "Hannah Wilkinson förstärker truppen / Vittsjö GIK - Fotboll - Damallsvenskan". www.svenskalag.se.
  9. ^ "Injured Football Ferns striker Hannah Wilkinson in doubt for World Cup". Stuff. 16 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Hannah Wilkinson é Leoa". www.sporting.pt (in Portuguese). 29 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Wilkinson in team to play Australia". The Northern Advocate. 16 February 2010. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011.
  12. ^ "FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup, Germany 2010 - Team - New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 2010.
  13. ^ a b c "New Zealand Football". nzfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  15. ^ "FIFA player's stats". FIFA. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "Football Ferns squad revealed for World Cup". 28 April 2019 – via www.nzherald.co.nz.
  17. ^ "Hannah Wilkinson returns as Football Ferns' Women's World Cup squad named". Stuff. 29 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Hannah Wilkinson". Spotify.
  19. ^ "New Zealand Football". nzfootball.co.nz.
  20. ^ "Hannah - Soccer". Out For The Win. Retrieved 2017.

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