Perth, Australia


Tal Karp

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Tal Karp

Personal information

Date of birth

30 December 1981 (age 32)

Place of birth

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Playing position


Senior career*






ACT Academy of Sport


SA Sports Institute


Canberra Eclipse


Western Waves




Box Hill Inter


Melbourne Victory




EAP Country

National team





* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 July 2011

Tal Karp (born 30 December 1981) is a female Australian soccer player who formerly captained Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League and represented Australia as a member of the Matildas.


  1. 11 Club career

  2. 22 International career

  3. 33 Personal life

  4. 44 References

  5. 55 External links

Club career

Tal Karp began her career in the Women's National Soccer League with the ACT Academy of Sport and the SA Sports Institute, before six seasons with the Canberra Eclipse and another with the Western Waves. Karp won the WNSL title with the Canberra Eclipse in the 2001–02 season.[1]

In 2007 Karp joined the Ashburton Women's Soccer Team in the Victorian Women's Premier League. In 2008 she moved to rivals Box Hill Inter and helped them to win the Grand Final.[2] Karp was Runner-Up Best and Fairest player for Box Hill in 2008. In October 2008, Karp was signed by the newly formed Melbourne Victory as captain.[3]

International career

Karp was a member of the Australian team that played in the 2003 OFC Championship, 2003 Women's World Cup and the 2004 Athens Olympics.[4][5]

Personal life

She is Jewish.[6] Karp was named by Brandeis University, a contemporary Jewish sports heroine.[7]


  1. 1Jump up
    Aufdemkampe, Jacob (1 July 2011). " Tal Karp". Retrieved 22 January 2013.

  2. 2Jump up
    Punshon, John (21 September 2008). "2008 Victorian Women's Premier League Results". Retrieved 25 November 2008.

  3. 3Jump up
    "Victory Women select Captain Karp". 22 October 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2008.

  4. 4Jump up
    "Jewish athletes to compete in Athens for Argentina and Australia". Jewish News Weekly. 6 August 2004. Retrieved 20 February 2009.

  5. 5Jump up
    "FIFA Player Statistic: Tal Karp". FIFA. Retrieved 20 February 2009.

  6. 6Jump up
    "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Retrieved 10 November 2011.

  7. 7Jump up
    "Contributions of long-overlooked Jewish sports heroines finally recognized" (PDF). Brandeis University. The Hadassah Brandeis Institute. Retrieved 12 September 2009.

External links

Women's sport portal

  1. W-League Team profile

Australia squad2003 OFC Women's Championship Winners (3rd Title)

Australia squad2003 FIFA Women's World Cup

Australia women's football squad2004 Summer Olympics

  1. 1Categories: Living people1981 birthsAustralian women's soccer playersAustralian JewsJewish Australian sportspeopleJewish sportspeopleSportswomen from Perth, Western AustraliaAustralian women's soccer biography stubs