Australian national team star striker Lisa De Vanna says the Matildas aren't content with being fourth in the FIFA rankings, instead they are aiming to be number one.
The Matildas' success over the last 12 months has been Australian football's greatest success story with record crowds and historic victories culminating in a FIFA ranking of fourth in the world.
The journey to their highest ever ranking saw the Matildas embark on a seven-game undefeated record streak that included a Tournament of Nations win and playing in-front of record home crowds of over 16,000.
With superstar Sam Kerr being the reigning Player of the Season in the W-League, US National Women's Soccer League, Asia and Young Australian of the Year, the Matildas also have a household name.
However, star striker Lisa De Vanna told FourFourTwo the Matildas aren’t content with number four.
“We are still not number one,” she said.
“That is one of our main goals, and 'til we are there the number before us doesn’t really phase us.
"We want to be number one and we want that title so we can say, “Matildas Number One.”
Still the Matildas all-time leading international goal scorer says it’s been exciting to take the Australian women’s team to places it’s never been before.
“It’s exciting to be number four of course," she said. “But there is also an expectation of staying up there and proving that we belong and continually growing as a football nation.
“The fact that we are taking steps and building towards that and we are getting so close for that to happen, it’s amazing.
“Not just for the Matildas but for sport itself. It just makes the game so much bigger and it just gives us an opportunity to put Australia as a sporting force out into the world.”
Meanwhile with the W-League season over, De Vanna still hasn’t figured where she plans to play but said she does have a desire to play abroad if given the chance.
“I haven’t really decided,” she said. “The Matildas schedule is pretty hectic, we are pretty full on 'til about May but I will decide what I want to do soon.
“I do want to go overseas if the opportunity arises. But I‘m also quite happy to mentor young players coming through and think about life after football.
“But if a good opportunity came for me to play overseas I would consider it.”