87. Katrina Gorry
Either side of a year playing for Vegalta Sendai in Japan, Katrina Gorry started and ended her season with Brisbane Roar in Australia’s W-League.
In a year where Australia’s form ensured some of their lesser known players became household names around the world, Gorry did a consistently steady job for the Matildas.
Gorry scored in Australia’s impressive 6-1 win over Brazil at the Tournament of Nations and is currently part of a Roar side sitting third in the W-League and with a realistic opportunity of ending the season with silverware.
Alen Stajcic, Australia national team manager says:
“Katrina has spent the year in Japan, she’s been there before but she’s had a good year and it’s been one of Vegalta’s better years in the league.
“In our national team, she’s been one of the key players in our midfield, but not just this year, she’s been one of our key players for two or three years now.”
Caitlin Foord, Gorry’s team mate with Vegalta Sendai and Australia says:
“I’ve been lucky enough to just spend this past year playing along side her in Japan. Her work rate is next level, that girl runs for fun I swear! She is also known for hitting a bomb of a goal from long range!”
Elise Kellond-Knight, Australia team mate says:
“Katrina is a powerful, clever midfielder. She often wins the ball when she shouldn’t be entitled to do so. This quickly turns defence into attack., her sharpness, agility and ability to read the game allow her to do this. Her strength is also shooting from outside the box., her right foot can easily find the top corner of the net.”