Top five A-League Women goalscorers: From then to now

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There have been some big names to come out of the A-League Women, with a few of the top goalscorers choosing to continue their success in the league and others taking their talent overseas.

Now, let’s take a look at A-League Women’s top five goalscorers of all time – where it all started and where are they now.

Tied No.5 with 42 goals – Leena Khamis

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Khamis’ goalscoring career commenced at Sydney FC in 2008 which is also the season she won the golden boot. She since spent time playing between Denmark and Australia. Khamis’ last season of football was for the Sky Blues natural rivals, Western Sydney Wanderers, in the 2020/21 A-League Women’s season.

Tied No.5 with 42 goals – Kate Gill

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The two-time golden boot winner kicked off her goalscoring career with Newcastle Jets in the 2008/09 season, Gill spent time playing in between Sweden and the A-League Women. After her third stint with Perth Glory, she announced her retirement in 2016.

No.4 with 50 goals – Kyah Simon

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Simon’s career kicked off with the Mariners in the 2008/09 season, from 2012 she spent some time playing between A-League, the American NWSL, and the Women’s Dutch League. Simon has since taken her successful striking talents to the UK where she now plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Women’s Super League.

No.3 with 55 goals – Tameka Yallop

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Yallop has quite the resume, she got her break with Brisbane Roar in 2008 and had a few stints between Europe and America. But she ended up finishing her A-League Women’s career with Roar in the 2020/21 season. The Julie Dolan Medal winner is another Aussie icon who has taken her talent to England where she currently plays for West Ham United in the FA Women’s Super League.

No.2 with 70 goals – Sam Kerr

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A name that is known at an international level; Kerr came from humble beginnings playing for Perth Glory from 2008 to 2011 and she sits clear in second place with a whopping 70 goals. Considering she left the A-League Women in the 2018/19 season, it’s pretty impressive that she is still so close to the top of the table. Kerr currently plays in the FA Women’s Super League for Chelsea and continues to claim individual honours and records.

No.1 with 78 goals – Michelle Heyman

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Heyman sits comfortably as the all-time leading goalscorer in A-League Women’s. The goals which added to this tally started with Mariners in the 2009/10 season. After some time away in American leagues, she made her return to Canberra United in 2020 after she managed 56 goals with United between 2010 to 2018. Heyman is a powerhouse and without a doubt will add more goals to her tally of 78, and counting, in the A-League Women this season.

Feature Image credit: Matt King

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Ash Ramos
Journalism student at Curtin University covering Perth Glory for the 2021/22 A-leagues season. Siuuu

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