Caitlin Cooper

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Caitlin Cooper
Caitlin Cooper WSW.jpg
Cooper debuts for the Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Caitlin Cooper
Date of birth (1988-02-12) 12 February 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Port Macquarie, Australia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Youth career
2001–2004 Northern NSW Pride
2004–2008 NSW Sapphires
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Central Coast Mariners 20 (0)
2010–2013 Canberra United 33 (3)
2013–2017 Western Sydney Wanderers 40 (1)
2017–2018 Sydney FC 14 (1)
2018– Western Sydney Wanderers
National team
2004–2007 Australia U20 15 (3)
2008– Australia 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 February 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2018

Caitlin Cooper (born 12 February 1988) is an Australian footballer, who plays for the Western Sydney Wanderers in the Australian W-League. She has previously played for Central Coast Mariners, Canberra United and Sydney FC.

Club career

Central Coast Mariners, 2008-2010

Caitlin was the inaugural captain for the Mariners and she made her debut against Melbourne Victory on Saturday, 25 October 2008.

Canberra United, 2010-2013

In three season at Canberra United, Cooper appeared in 34 games and scored 3 goals. In the 2011-12 season Canberra won the Premiership and the W-League Championship. [1]

Western Sydney Wanderers, 2013-2017

Cooper joined the Western Sydney Wanderers ahead of the 2013-14 season. [2] She made 40 appearances for the club over 4 seasons.

Sydney FC, 2017-2018

Cooper joined Sydney FC ahead of the 2017–18 season.[3] Sydney FC made it all the way to the 2018 Grand Final, where they lost to Melbourne City 2-0.

Western Sydney Wanderers, 2018-present

Cooper would return to the Western Sydney Wanderers for the 2018–19 season. [4]

International Career

Cooper made her debut for the Matildas in 2007 in a 2008 Olympic Qualifying game against Hong Kong. Her next call-up did not occur until June 2012. [5]

Cooper was part of the Matildas squad that won the 2017 Tournament of Nations and defeated the United States for the first time ever. [6]

In April 2018, Cooper was named to the Australian team for the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup, but she did not appear in any games. Australia finished Runner-up to Japan and qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. [7]



Canberra United


Career statistics

International goals

Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 August 2007 Mong Kok Stadium, Kowloon, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 3–0 8–1 2008 Olympics qualifying
2 7 March 2018 Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira, Portugal  Portugal 1–1 1–2 2018 Algarve Cup


  1. ^ "C.Cooper". Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Caitlyn Cooper on life in the W-League with Western Sydney". Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Sydney FC release initial 2017/18 squad signings". The Women's Game. 5 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Cooper targets Finals Series & France after Wanderers return". September 7, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Matildas call on Caitlin Cooper". June 12, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Australian women beat U.S. in Tournament of Nations". July 28, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "WOMEN'S ASIAN CUP". Retrieved October 1, 2018.

External links

  • Caitlin Cooper at Soccerway
  • Caitlin CooperFIFA competition record (archive)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Central Coast Mariners captain
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Heather Garriock
Western Sydney Wanderers captain

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