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Dec 16, 2020   |  9:37PM AET

De Vanna’s Matildas goals on the big stages

De Vanna’s Matildas goals on the big stages

Melbourne Victory recruit Lisa De Vanna has starred repeatedly during her career for the Westfield Matildas.

De Vanna is Australia’s all-time leading goalscorer with 47 goals in 150 appearances in the green and gold.

The forward has returned to Victory ahead of the 2020/21 Westfield W-League season, which begins on December 27.

We take a look at some of her international goals – all nine she has scored at FIFA Women’s World Cups and the Olympics.

2004 Olympics v Sweden

Trailing 2-0 in the quarter-final, De Vanna gave the Matildas some late hope.

De Vanna used her trademark speed to get in behind and finished in a one-on-one, but Australia’s comeback fell short.

2007 World Cup v Ghana (x2)

Introduced at half-time with Australia 1-0 up, De Vanna helped propel the Matildas to their first World Cup win.

She made her presence felt off the bench with a double as the Matildas opened their Group C campaign with a 4-1 victory.

2007 World Cup v Norway

Again used as a substitute three days later in Hangzhou, De Vanna again made an impact.

After receiving a pass in the 83rd minute, De Vanna made space with a step to lose Norway captain Ane Stangeland Horpestad before producing a wonderful 20-yard effort into the top corner in the 1-1 draw.

2007 World Cup v Brazil

De Vanna helped the Matildas fight back from 2-0 down in the quarter-finals, pegging a goal back following a strike by Formiga and Marta’s penalty.

Lauren Colthorpe drew Australia level, but Cristiane scored Brazil’s 75th-minute winner

It was the first of four career goals De Vanna has scored against Brazil.

2011 World Cup v Equatorial Guinea

Introduced at half-time, De Vanna scored in a 3-2 victory in Bochum.

Taking down a long pass on her chest, she produced a smart finish under onrushing goalkeeper Mirian.

2015 World Cup v United States

Behind to Megan Rapinoe’s deflected opener, De Vanna brought the Matildas level.

A fine team move ended with Michelle Heyman teeing up the captain to drill into the bottom corner, although the United States won the Group D clash 3-1.

2015 World Cup v Sweden

De Vanna gave Australia a dream start, racing onto a long pass from Laura Brock (nee Alleway) before finishing clinically in a one-on-one.

Sofia Jakobsson equalised for Sweden, but a draw was enough for the Matildas to advance from Group D.

2016 Olympics v Zimbabwe

It took just 70 seconds for De Vanna to strike against Zimbabwe.

The Matildas captain fired in a Katrina Gorry cross for the opening goal of a 6-1 victory.