|Full name||Clare Elizabeth Polkinghorne|
|Date of birth||1 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2004–2008||Queensland Academy of Sport|
|2014||→ INAC Kobe Leonessa (loan)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 August 2021
Portland Thorns waived Polkinghorne in February 2016.
Polkinghorne first represented the Australia women's national soccer team in 2006 and has played more than 100 matches, scoring 9 goals. She played in both the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and was an unused squad member during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
|Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)|
|Location||Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred|
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
|Lineup||Start – played entire match|
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
|#||NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)|
|Min||The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.|
|Assist/pass||The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.|
|penalty or pk||Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
|Result||The final score.|
Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation
|aet||The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation|
|pso||Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time|
|Light-purple background color – exhibition or closed door international friendly match|
|Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament|
|Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match|
|Light-blue background color – FIFA women's world cup qualification match|
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament|
|Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament|
NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player
- 2012–13 Julie Dolan Medal: Best player in the 2012–13 W-League
- 2017–18 Julie Dolan Medal: Best player in the 2017–18 W-League (jointly with Sam Kerr)
- "List of Players — 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). FIFA. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
- "Player profile – Clare Polkinghorne". Queensland Roar. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
- "Clare Polkinghorne signs with INAC Kobe". The Women's Game. 18 June 2014.
- "Thorns FC sign defender Clare Polkinghorne". National Women's Soccer League. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Thorns FC acquire defender Katherine Reynolds from Washington Spirit in exchange for defender Alyssa Kleiner". Portland Timbers. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Polks first to reach century". Football Federation Australia. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- "Player profile – Clare Polkinghorne". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
- "FIFA Player Statistics – Clare Polkinghorne". FIFA. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
- "Houston Dash sign DF Clare Polkinghorne". 7 June 2018.
- "Clare Polkinghorne signs on for 13th Westfield W-League campaign". Brisbane Roar. 14 December 2020.
- Esamie, Thomas. "Women's National Soccer League Playoffs". Retrieved 21 September 2020.
- Clare Polkinghorne at Soccerway