Sunny Franco

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Sunny Franco
Personal information
Full name Sunny Kathleen Franco
Date of birth (1997-06-10) June 10, 1997 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Australia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Brisbane Roar 13 (2)
2015–2016 Sydney FC 12 (0)
2016–2017 Brisbane Roar 6 (0)
2017– Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (0)
National team
Australia U-17 8 (9)
2014– Australia U-19 3 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 February 2018

Sunny Kathleen Franco (born 10 June 1997) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Western Sydney Wanderers in the Australian W-League.

Club career

Queensland is known to have been producing players of calibre for the Matildas, from Sue Monteath to current captain, Clare Polkinghorne. Sunny Franco has retained this legacy as Matildas captain under the U17 contingent.[2][3]

While the team is gearing up for the AFC U16s Girls Championships, Franco is headed for doubling as a World Cup qualifier and a major contender to represent Australia. The sixteen year player has fortified her position within the past year by producing remarkable goal scores in the Championship qualifiers last November in Manila.[2]

Fast and quick to react, her tremendous yielding skill has been a result of her hard work training with a coach and undergoing a vigorous sprint-training. An aggressive midfielder reminding one of fellow Queenslander Tameka Butt, she is noted for her "pace, confidence on the ball, vision, technical ability, physicality and an eye for goal".[2]

Brisbane Roar

In October 2014 she scored her first W-League goal against Melbourne.[4] A month later she scored six goals in the AFC U-19 qualifier for Australia.[5]

In October 2016, Franco returned to Brisbane Roar.[6]

Western Sydney Wanderers

Franco joined Western Sydney Wanderers ahead of the 2017–18 season.[7]


  1. ^ "Brisbane Roar [Women] » Players from A-Z". Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Sunny days ahead for Franco". Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Sunny shines as Australia seals qualification". Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ "W-League Rd 6 - Brisbane v Melbourne | Getty Images". 19 October 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Sunny Franco stars as Australia accounts for Singapore 19-0 – The Women's Game". 7 November 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Brisbane Roar release squad members for Season 9". The Women's Game. 21 October 2016.
  7. ^ Odong, Ann (8 September 2017). "Western Sydney Wanderers' Season 10 squad takes shape". The Women's Game. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

External links

  • Sunny Franco at Soccerway

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