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Melissa-BarbieriSoccer star Melissa Barbieri, and her husband Geoff Hudson, welcomed their first child on January 30, and have named their daughter Holly Marie.

Melissa began her career with Richmond FC, becoming the first woman to play in the professional men’s league. She joined the national women’s team, the Matildas, in 2002; on her début, Australia beat Canada 1-0. She signed with Melbourne Victory in 2008, and currently plays for the Newcastle Jets. Melissa has a scholarship with the Victorian Institute of Sport, and is captain of the Matildas as well as their goalkeeper.

Melissa and Geoff have been married for about five years.

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