|Full name Melissa Anne Barbieri|
1996–2008 Victoria Vision
Weight 65 kg
Height 1.68 m
|Playing position |
Role Football player
Name Melissa Barbieri
|Date of birth (1980-02-20) 20 February 1980 (age 35)|
Current team Melbourne Victory FC W-League
Similar People Lisa De Vanna, Lydia Williams, Kyah Simon, Samantha Kerr, Clare Polkinghorne
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
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Melissa Anne Barbieri (born 20 January 1980) is an Australian international football goalkeeper. She last played for Melbourne Victory.
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Before the 2007 World Cup Barbieri played 54 games for Australia.
At 1.68m tall, her height has been questioned by the media in her position at goalkeeper, although has aptly proven herself as a shot-stopper.
She played for Richmond SC, becoming the first female to play in the Australian semi-professional men's league. After gaining experience in the men's league, Barbieri made her debut in goals for the Matildas in September 2002 in a 1–0 win against Canada.
In 2008, she was approached by the US football team, the Boston Renegades. However, the Boston management eventually pursued this no further for the remainder of the season, due to Barbieri's commitments to the Australian national team.
She signed for Melbourne Victory for the inaugural season of the Westfield W-League. Barbieri won the Goalkeeper of the year award in that season.
She was a scholarship holder with the Victorian Institute of Sport.
On 19 February 2010, Barbieri was named captain of the Matildas following the 2009 retirement of Cheryl Salisbury.
In June 2011, Barbieri was on the cover of the Australian FourFourTwo Magazine along with fellow Matilda's Thea Slatyer, Sam Kerr, Kyah Simon and Sarah Walsh.
Barbieri had her first child, a girl, in 2013.
In May 2015 national coach Alen Stajcic surprisingly axed Brianna Davey from Australia's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup squad, a decision criticized in many quarters, recalling resurgent veteran Barbieri for her fourth World Cup.
In July 2016, Barbieri signed a deal to play one game as a guest for Taroona in the Tasmanian Women's Super League.
Barbieri was appointed coach of Heidelberg United's women's team in October 2016.