Matildas Women’s World Cup penalty shootout hero Cortnee Vine is to remain with Sydney FC playing in the Liberty A-League.
The 25-year old World Cup winger notched the decisive penalty in Australia’s quarter final shootout win over France catapulting her to instant national hero status.
Vine has played a key role in helping the Sky Blues win the last three Liberty A-League Premierships and last season’s Championship, as well as reach the Grand Final in each of her three years at the club.
“I’m excited and thrilled to be staying with Sydney FC and playing in the Liberty A-League for this season,” she said.
“I can feel the Women’s World Cup has ignited a real passion for the women’s game in this country and given it real momentum.
“We are heading into an exciting new era for Australian football and I’m incredibly happy to be a part of it.”
Vine has been a regular in the CommBank Matildas while also playing in the Liberty A-League and will remain with the Sky Blues squad.
Head Coach Ante Juric is extremely pleased to have her onboard.
“Cortnee is a tremendous player and a great advocate for the game in Australia,” he said.
“She lives and breathes football and showed at the World Cup that she is one of the best players in the World.
“To have her playing for Sydney FC next season and helping to defend our Championship and Premiership is a real coup for Sydney FC and women’s football in Australia.”
Vine has scored 20 goals in 44 appearances for the Sky Blues and been named the Professional Footballers Australia Team Of The Year Captain for the past two seasons.
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