Katrina-Lee Gorry (born 13 August 1992) is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Vittsjö GIK and for the Australia national team. She is formerly a key player for the Brisbane Roar in the A-League. She was the 2014 Asia’s Footballer of the Year.
Early life and career
Katrina Gorry is an Australian soccer player born on 13 August 1992.
Not an only child, Katrina is the fourth in a line of nine siblings, with seven brothers accompanying her in familial camaraderie.
However, it is known that Gorry grew up in a big blended family with three brothers, one sister, three step-siblings, and a half-brother.
Gorry played youth football for Mount Gravatt. From 2009 to 2012, Gorry played one season each for the Australian first division clubs Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United, and again Melbourne Victory. In the summer of 2012, she moved to Canadian W League participant Ottawa Fury, with whom she secured the championship.
Gorry made her debut for Australia on 11 July 2012 as a substitute against Japan. In May 2014, Australia played in the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. Gorry played in all five games, scored three goals, and reached the final against Japan, where Japan won 1–0. Gorry won AFC Women’s Player of the Year and FFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2014.
In May 2015, Gorry was named to the Australia’s 23-player roster for the 2015 FIFA World Cup. She appeared in four out of Australia’s five matches. The Matildas finished second in their group and advanced to the knockout stage. They defeated Brazil in the Round of 16 but lost to Japan in the quarter-finals.
Australia defeated Japan 3-1 in the qualifying for the Olympic Games. Gorry attended her first Olympics in 2016. She appeared in all four matches for Australia at Rio 2016. Their quarter-final match against Brazil was tied 0–0 after extra time and went to penalties. Gorry was the fourth person to take a PK for Australia, she did not convert her penalty and Brazil went on to win the match 7–6 on penalties.
Gorry was part of the Matildas squad that won the 2017 Tournament of Nations and defeated the United States for the first time ever.
At the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Gorry appeared in four matches. Australia advanced to the Championship Game by defeating Vietnam but lost to Japan 1–0 in the final. Australia qualified for the 2019 FIFA World Cup.
An injury at the end of the year prevented her from participating in the Cup of Nations in late February/early March 2019. She came back as a last-minute substitute in the 5-3 loss to the USA on April 5, 2019. She was nominated for the World Cup squad on May 14, 2019. She came on as a substitute in the 69th minute when the score was 1-1 against Italy and conceded a goal with her team in the fifth minute of added time to make it 2-1. She then featured in the final group game in the 4-1 win against Jamaica, where she provided the assist for one of Sam Kerr’s four goals. In the round of 16, the penalty shootout was lost against former world champion Norway.
In the successfully completed qualification for the 2020 Olympics Games, she played in two of five games. After that, she was initially not nominated again because of her pregnancy. Since April 2022 she has been nominated regularly again.
Parents and family
She was born on the 13th day of August 1992 to her amazing parents – her father, Mr Gorry and her Mother, Linda Gorry, in Brisbane, the capital as well as the most populous city of Queensland, in Australia.
The father of Katrina Gorry’s fiancee passed away In August 2023, just days before the Matildas’ win over France at the Women’s World Cup.
She also has four more siblings, three brothers and one sister. In an interview, she revealed more details about her family, saying, “I have three brothers, one sister, three-step and a half-brother – so always had a big family, always been around kids, and always known that I’d wanted to have a family.”
She has a brother name Lachlan Gorry.
Partner/ Husband and children
Katrina and her girlfriend Clara Markstedt have been dating since May 2022, after Katrina joined the club they played for in 2021, and Clara helped her look for a house to live in with her daughter.
In an interview, talking about her wife-to-be, Katrina revealed that,
“The last thing I was coming to Sweden for was to find love. I think Clara was sending different signals, but I wasn’t picking up on them. I think my mum picked up on it before I did!”
Gorry has a daughter, Harper, and is engaged to Swedish footballer Clara Markstedt.
Katrina and Clara engaged on 10th June 2023 while on a getaway to Falkenberg in Sweden. She announced the engagement on her Instagram with a series of photos together captioned,
“The best love stories never end.”
The two intend on holding a nuptial in 2025 on Hamilton Island in Whitsundays. In an interview concerning the event, Mini said,
“I said no at first because I was in shock and then I said, ‘Of course, yes!’ We had a picnic by the water, played some cards, and Clara showed me a video of our past year together. She wrote me a letter, told me to close my eyes and got down on one knee. It was beautiful.”
Katrina Gorry’s daughter is Harper Ollie who was born in 2021. The star claims the COVID pandemic in 2020 was an eye-opener, and she started undertaking IVF, which helped her conceive her daughter. In an interview, she said,
“When COVID hit, and I got to spend a lot of time with my family and then moved over to Norway, I just felt that there was a missing piece to me. That’s when I started really thinking about having a baby, and look at me now.”
Katrina Gorry has an estimated net worth of around $2 million – $5 million.
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