In playing for Olympique Lyonnais Ellie Carpenter is in elite company at one of the best female football clubs in the world. Arguably a feat only achieved on the Socceroo side by Mark Bosnich and Harry Kewell when they played for Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.
In 2015 Ellie joined Western Sydney Wanderers at the age of 15. In less than year she made her debut in an Olympic Qualifier against Vietnam. She then went to the Rio Olympics and was a last minute substitute against Brazil. The first Carpenter item is a 2017 Western Sydney Wanderers Matchday Programme where for “Female Footy Week” she is on the cover (Pictured above). 2017 was the also the final year Tap’n Play produced football cards and Ellie appears on the Base, Foil and on the Matildas Young Gun (Pictured Right) cards.
The 2017_18 season saw Ellie transfer to Canberra United and in following season she is featured on both the fixture magnet and membership card. In 2018 Ellie played her first of three seasons at Portland Thorns in the NWSL. The collection has one Carpenter Thorns card and two stickers, one of which includes fellow Matilda and Thorns teammate Caitlin Foord. Internationally Ellie played in four games at her first Asian Cup in Jordan and the collection Has the official downloadable programme. Ellie played in another eight friendlies including mini-tournaments in the U.S.A. & Europe including against traditional sporting rivals England . The collection has the Lioness programme from this match.
Prior to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, Panini issued their official sticker collection including one of Carpenter. There were also Carpenter cards by FFA and Beyond 90 available for download. From the World Cup, the collection includes the Official Programme, three tickets and all four unofficial matchday programmes that Ellie played in. Later in 2019 Carpenter featured on promotional flyers for the Matildas matches against Chile in Sydney and Adelaide. The collection includes the flyers and tickets from these matches.
The 2019-20 W-League season saw Ellie play for Melbourne City. From that one season the collection includes six items comprising three downloadable wallpaper cards, two promotional flyers for the A-League Grand Final, which was played behind closed doors due to Covid-19 and had Melbourne City winning their fourth title in five years. There is also a downloaded card acknowledging her 3rd Young Player of the Year award.