Canada women's national soccer team
The Canada women's national soccer team (French: Équipe du Canada féminine de soccer) is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)|
|Head coach||Kenneth Heiner-Møller|
|Most caps||Christine Sinclair (274)|
|Top scorer||Christine Sinclair (177)|
|Current||5 (September 28, 2018)|
|Highest||4 (August–December 2016, June 2017, March 2018)|
|Lowest||13 (December 2005)|
United States 2–0 Canada |
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
Canada 21–0 Puerto Rico |
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; August 28, 1998)
United States 9–1 Canada |
(Dallas, United States; May 19, 1995)
United States 9–1 Canada
(Sydney, Australia; June 2, 2000)
Norway 9–1 Canada
(Honefoss, Norway; June 19, 2001)
|Appearances||7 (first in 1995)|
|Best result||4th place (2003)|
|CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1991)|
|Best result||Winners: 2 (1998, 2010)|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2008)|
|Best result||Bronze: 2 (2012, 2016)|
The team reached international prominence at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, losing in the third place match to the United States. Canada qualified for its first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 2008, making it to the quarterfinals. Canada are two-time CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup champions, and two-time Olympic bronze medalists from London 2012 where they defeated France 1–0 in Coventry and from Rio de Janeiro 2016, after defeating hosts Brazil 2–1 in São Paulo.
A certain segment of the Canadian women's soccer fans are closely linked to the U-20 team (U-19 prior to 2006), partly due to Canada hosting the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002, a tournament in which the team won silver in front of 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. Canada also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England. Canada set the tournament and team record for attendance in the process, with 1,353,506 and 54,027 respectively.
The Canada women's team played its first international in 1986, a 2–0 away loss to the United States. The team's first major tournament was the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden, where the team achieved one draw and two losses in group play and failed to advance. Its first success in a major tournament was the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States, where Canada finished in fourth place, their first time reaching the semifinals of a major global tournament. Canada's best finish in any major global tournament was its third-place finish at both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.
Captain Christine Sinclair has been called the "backbone" of the Canadian national team, earning her 250th cap in 2016, while ranking second worldwide in international goals scored by any player, man or woman. She was named Canada Soccer's female player of the year every year from 2004 to 2014, and has been nominated for FIFA's Women's World Player of the Year. Despite speculation otherwise, she confirmed in 2016 that she plans to compete in the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2020 Olympics. She also added prior to the 2016 Olympics that "The young players coming into this Olympic squad have brought an energy and passion to our team and they have risen the bar."
|1991||Did not qualify|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2014||Did not participate|
Pan American GamesEdit
|2019||Not yet qualified|
Four Nations Tournament
International Women's Football Tournament
Recent schedule and resultsEdit
|November 9, 2017 Friendly||Canada||1–1||United States||Vancouver|
|19:00||Leon 57'||Report||Morgan 31'||Stadium: BC Place|
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)
|November 12, 2017 Friendly||United States||3–1||Canada||San Jose, California, U.S.|
|Report||Beckie 48'||Stadium: Avaya Stadium|
Referee: Karen Abt (USA)
|November 28, 2017 Friendly||Norway||2–3||Canada||Marbella, Spain|
|13:00 EDT||Gausdal 18'
|Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Marbella|
|February 28, 2018 Algarve Cup: Group B||Canada||1–3||Sweden||Estômbar e Parchal, Portugal|
|14:00 EDT||Beckie 47'||Report||Larsson 43'
|Stadium: Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista|
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)
|March 2, 2018 Algarve Cup: Group B||Russia||0–1||Canada||Faro, Portugal|
|14:00 EDT||Report||Sinclair 25' (pen.)||Stadium: Estádio Algarve|
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)
|March 5, 2018 Algarve Cup: Group B||South Korea||0–3||Canada||Albufeira, Portugal|
|10:00 EDT||Report||Sinclair 24', 79'
|Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Albufeira|
Referee: Maria Carvajal (Chile)
|March 7, 2018 Algarve Cup: 5th place match||Canada||2–0||Japan||Estômbar e Parchal, Portugal|
|9:55 EDT||Beckie 20'
|Report||Stadium: Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista|
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
|April 9, 2018 Friendly||France||1–0||Canada||Rennes, France|
|15:00 EDT||Le Sommer 10' (pen.)||Report||Stadium: Roazhon Park|
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
|June 10, 2018 Friendly||Canada||2–3||Germany||Hamilton|
|14:00 EDT||Sinclair 59'
|Stadium: Tim Hortons Field|
|September 2, 2018 Friendly||Canada||1–0||Brazil||Ottawa|
|14:00 EDT||Prince 48'||Stadium: TD Place Stadium|
|October 5, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B||Canada||2–0||Jamaica||Edinburg, United States|
|20:30 EDT||Prince 33', 80'||Report||Stadium: H-E-B Park|
Referee: Francia González Martínez
|October 8, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B||Cuba||0–12||Canada||Edinburg, United States|
|20:30 EDT||Report||Stadium: H-E-B Park|
Referee: Crystal Sobers
|October 11, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Group B||Costa Rica||1–3||Canada||Edinburg, United States|
|22:00 EDT||G. Villalobos 73'||Report||Beckie 25'
|Stadium: H-E-B Park|
Referee: Lucila Venegas Montes
|October 14, 2018 CONCACAF Championship SF||Panama||0–7||Canada||Frisco, United States|
|17:00 EDT||Report||Sinclair 44', 49'
Leon 76', 78'
|Stadium: Toyota Stadium|
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
|October 17, 2018 CONCACAF Championship Final||Canada||0–2||United States||Frisco, United States|
|20:00 EDT||Report||Lavelle 2'
|Stadium: Toyota Stadium|
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
Head coach: Kenneth Heiner-Møller
Caps and goals are current as of October 17, 2018, after the match against United States.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Stephanie Labbé||October 10, 1986||56||0||Linköping|
|18||GK||Kailen Sheridan||July 16, 1995||6||0||Sky Blue FC|
|2||DF||Allysha Chapman||January 25, 1989||57||1||Houston Dash|
|3||DF||Kadeisha Buchanan||November 5, 1995||81||3||Lyon|
|4||DF||Shelina Zadorsky||August 24, 1992||45||1||Orlando Pride|
|10||DF||Ashley Lawrence||June 11, 1995||68||5||Paris Saint-Germain|
|11||DF||Emma Regan||January 28, 2000||1||0||Texas Longhorns|
|20||DF||Lindsay Agnew||March 31, 1995||10||0||Houston Dash|
|5||MF||Rebecca Quinn||August 11, 1995||44||5||Washington Spirit|
|7||MF||Julia Grosso||August 29, 2000||9||0||Texas Longhorns|
|8||MF||Diana Matheson||April 6, 1984||201||18||Utah Royals FC|
|13||MF||Sophie Schmidt||June 28, 1988||176||18||Unattached|
|14||MF||Gabrielle Carle||October 12, 1998||10||1||Florida State Seminoles|
|17||MF||Jessie Fleming||March 11, 1998||57||7||UCLA Bruins|
|6||FW||Deanne Rose||March 3, 1999||35||8||Florida Gators|
|9||FW||Jordyn Huitema||May 8, 2001||15||6||Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite|
|12||FW||Christine Sinclair (captain)||June 12, 1983||274||177||Portland Thorns FC|
|15||FW||Nichelle Prince||February 19, 1995||43||10||Houston Dash|
|16||FW||Janine Beckie||August 20, 1994||48||24||Manchester City|
|19||FW||Adriana Leon||October 2, 1992||54||14||Seattle Reign FC|
The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.
- PRE = Preliminary squad
- PRO = Provisional roster
|Head Coach||Kenneth Heiner-Møller|
|Assistant Coach||Bev Priestman|
Last updated: January 8, 2018
Former head coachesEdit
- Neil Turnbull, 1986–1991 and 1996–1999 (including one FIFA Women's World Cup)
- Sylvie Béliveau, 1993–1995 (including one FIFA Women's World Cup)
- Ian Bridge, two matches in 2007 (with Even Pellerud at one FIFA Women's World Cup)
- Even Pellerud, 2000–2008 (including two FIFA Women's World Cups)
- Carolina Morace, 2009–2011 (including one FIFA Women's World Cup)
- John Herdman, 2011–2018 (including one FIFA Women's World Cup)
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Bold players are still active
Most clean sheets (five or more)Edit
All-time record against other nationsEdit
- As of October 17, 2018
|Trinidad and Tobago||8||0||0|
|Republic of Ireland||1||0||0|
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