Here are five things you might not know about this Australian football legend.
►Football was her first love – she slept with her ball as a youngster and spent every waking moment playing in the street with her brother and neighbours in Fremantle, Perth.
►She scored four goals for Australia in the 2007 World Cup and dedicated them to her father, who died three months before the tournament began.
►She has played in three FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments: China 2007, Germany 2011 and Canada 2015; and two Olympics: Athens 2004 and Rio 2016, playing 21 matches and scoring eight goals at those five tournaments.
►When she scored a brace in the 6-1 hammering of Brazil at the Tournament of Nations, she became the highest goalscorer in Westfield Matildas history with 42 (one more than Kate Gill).
►Before the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she was the focus of an ESPN documentary, “Unstoppable”, directed by award-winning filmmaker, Safina Uberoi.
You can see De Vanna and the Westfield Matildas take on Brazil in two clashes next month.
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