By Andrew Howe and Greg Werner

Encyclopedia of Matildas Beyond the World Cup 2023

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The companion volume to the Encyclopedia of Socceroos Centenary Edition (2022),  this is an updated 120,000-word Encyclopedia, with players and data to the end of the 2023 World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in July/August 2023. 

It is the perfect end-of-year present for a young player, and the only way to find out more about the history and heroes of women's football in Australia.

The Encyclopedia of Matildas Beyond the World Cup 2023 is fully updated and revised from the most recent edition published prior to the World Cup, and includes data and information from the 2023 tournament, as well as of the 'first Matildas' who played in the AFC Ladies Asian Cup in 1975. 

It gives the number of every player who has been capped, the number of games played, goals scored, match listing and a concise biography of each player, as well as historical data on the Women's Super League and the A-League Women's competitions. 

Statistician Andrew Howe has meticulously gathered and maintained records of every match played by every woman selected for the Matildas, complemented by the work of Greg Werner from The Grassroots Football Project. 

The Encyclopedia of Matildas is a must have guide for any fan of the game and is a wonderful addition to the library of every Matildas supporter and fan of women's football.

More Information

  • Format: Softcover
  • Third Edition
  • ISBN:  978-1-925914-94-8
  • Weight: 1kg
  • Size: A4
  • Pages: 240
  • Imprint: Fair Play Publishing

About the Author

Andrew Howe grew up in Sydney where his first sporting passion was for the Cronulla Sharks rugby league team and his academic ability was for statistics and history.

 Andrew attended his first national soccer league game between APIA Leichhardt and Marconi as a 19 year old in 1988 and fell in love with the round ball code there and then.

 An inquisitive mind led to Andrew searching for more information about the history of soccer in Australia and, not satisfied with what he found, he set about developing his own record of the sport.

 A Bachelor of Economics graduate from Macquarie University, Andrew's sporting statistics career then developed alongside his professional career as a demographer with the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

​By the mid-1990s, Andrew's soccer stats and history were being used by media throughout Australia, and in 1999 he began his role with the game's governing body—now Football Federation Australia —as honorary statistician, a position he has held since then. Andrew's statistical record for Australian national teams, national leagues and the country's players has been treated as the official record throughout this time.

 Andrew wrote his first guide for the national soccer league in 2000, and has compiled every men's and women's national league official guide since then. His work is also used by Fox Sports, the Professional Footballers' Association, and most other major media outlets throughout the country.

 Not just a collector of statistics and history, Andrew presents his work in innovative ways and uses dynamic visualisations and maps as well. Andrew has maintained a media presence by producing a long-running radio show in his home town of Adelaide—writing columns in multiple outlets and throughout social media channels. 

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Regular price $34.95
Regular price $49.95 Sale price $34.95