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Kirsty Yallop

Kirsty Yallop
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Yallop playing for New Zealand in 2011
Personal information
Full name Kirsty Lee Yallop[1]
Date of birth (1986-11-04) 4 November 1986 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand[2]
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lynn-Avon United
2009-2010 Pali Blues 10 (1)
2010-2011 Kristianstads DFF 21 (1)
2011-2015 Vittsjö GIK 85 (11)
2015-2016 Brisbane Roar 8 (2)
2016 Mallbackens 17 (0)
2016-2017 Melbourne Victory 3 (0)
2017-2018 Klepp 44 (6)
National team?
2004 New Zealand U-20
2004-2017 New Zealand 90[3] (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2018
? National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2015

Kirsty Lee Yallop (born 4 November 1986), is an association football player who represented New Zealand at the international level[4] and last played for Melbourne Victory in Australia's W-League.

International career

Yallop made her senior international debut in a 0-6 loss to the United States on 10 October 2004.[5]

Yallop captained the U-20 side at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship finals in Russia, where they lost to Australia (0-3) and Russia (2-3), before holding Brazil to a goalless draw,[6]

Yallop was included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics,[7] playing the full 90 minutes in each of New Zealand's group games, scoring one of New Zealand's goals in the 2-2 draw with Japan.[8]

Attending her first Women's World Cup at Germany 2011, Yallop earned her 50th cap in her only appearance at the finals in a 1-1 draw with Mexico as New Zealand won their first ever point at a Senior Women's World Cup.[9][10]

She played in all of New Zealand's games at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[11]

She featured in one of New Zealand's three matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[12]

On 20 September after playing two games against United States Yallop announced her retirement from international football.[13]

Club career

At club level she played for Lynn-Avon United before moving to Kristianstads DFF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan in 2010. For the 2011 season she moved to second tier side Vittsjö GIK. In her first year at Vittsjö the team attained promotion to Damallsvenskan.[14]

On 31 October 2015, Yallop joined Australian club Brisbane Roar.[15]

On 9 December 2016, Yallop joined Melbourne Victory as an injury replacement for Bianca Henninger.[16][17] In October 2017, it was confirmed that she didn't re-sign with Melbourne Victory for a further season.[18] In 2017 Yallop joined Norwegian side Klepp.

Personal life

In December 2017, Yallop's engagement to Klepp IL teammate and Australian international Tameka Butt was announced on Butt's Twitter account.[19] The two were married in Mangawhai, New Zealand on 9 February 2019.[20][21]


  1. ^ a b c "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Profile Archived 21 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine at NZF
  3. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "A-International Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2008.
  6. ^ "Match report - Brazil vs New Zealand". FIFA. 23 August 2006. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  8. ^ "Match Report - Japan vs New Zealand". FIFA. 6 August 2008.
  9. ^ "Match Report - New Zealand vs Mexico". FIFA. 6 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Never-say-die Ferns claim historic World Cup point". FIFA. 6 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Kirsty Yallop Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "FIFA player's stats". FIFA. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Yallop retires". Twitter. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ Statistics in Soccerway
  15. ^ "Kiwi international joins Roar Women". Brisbane Roar. 31 October 2015.
  16. ^ Kalinic, Dejan (9 December 2016). "Victory signs New Zealand international Yallop". Melbourne Victory.
  17. ^ "Victory sign Kiwi midfielder on injury replacement deal". MFootball. 9 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Complete preview for each W-League team for season 2017/18". News Corp Australia. 26 October 2017.
  19. ^ Mathew Whitehead (27 December 2017). "Matildas Star Tameka Butt Announces Engagement To Klepp Teammate Kirsty Yallop". SBS.
  20. ^ Tameka Butt (9 December 2018). "<<none>>". PlayersVoice.
  21. ^ Tameka Butt (9 February 2019) [tamekabutt]. "I can finally officially call you my beautiful wife " (Instagram).

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