Canada women's national soccer team
The Canada women's national soccer team represents Canada in international soccer competitions at the senior women's level. The team 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||John Herdman|
|Most caps||Christine Sinclair (255)|
|Top scorer||Christine Sinclair (167)|
|Current||5 1 (March 24, 2017)|
|Highest||4 (August–December 2016)|
|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||6 (first in 1995)|
|Best result||4th place (2003)|
|CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup|
|Appearances||6 (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, achieving her 250th cap in 16 years with the team in 2016. 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||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2000||Did not qualify||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2004||Did not qualify||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2014||Did not participate|
Four Nations Tournament
International Women's Football Tournament
Recent schedule and resultsEdit
|April 10, 2016 Friendly||Netherlands||1–2||Canada||Eindhoven, Netherlands|
|van der Gragt 58'||Report||Sinclair 34'
|Stadium: Jan Louwers Stadion
|June 4, 2016 Friendly||Canada||0–2||Brazil||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|16:00||Report||Marta 11 ', 41'||Stadium: BMO Field
|June 7, 2016 Friendly||Canada||1–0||Brazil||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Beckie 90+5'||Stadium: TD Place Stadium
|July 20, 2016 Friendly||China PR||0–1||Canada||Paris, France|
|19:00||Fleming 6'||Stadium: Stade Charléty
|August 3, 2016 Summer Olympics||Canada||2–0||Australia||São Paulo, Brazil|
|15:00 BRT||Beckie 1'
|Report||Stadium: Arena Corinthians
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|August 6, 2016 Summer Olympics||Canada||3–1||Zimbabwe||São Paulo, Brazil|
|15:00||Beckie 7 ', 35'
Sinclair 19' (pen.)
|Report||Chirandu 86'||Stadium: Arena Corinthians
Referee: Olga Miranda (Paraguay)
|August 9, 2016 Summer Olympics||Germany||1–2||Canada||Brasília, Brazil|
|16:00||Behringer 13' (pen.)||Report||Tancredi 26 ', 60'||Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
|August 12, 2016 Summer Olympics: QF||Canada||1–0||France||São Paulo, Brazil|
|19:00||Schmidt 56'||Report||Stadium: Arena Corinthians
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)
|August 16, 2016 Summer Olympics: SF||Canada||0–2||Germany||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
|August 19, 2016 Summer Olympics: Bronze||Brazil||1–2||Canada||São Paulo, Brazil|
|13:00||Beatriz 79'||Report||Rose 25'
|Stadium: Arena Corinthians
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)
|February 4, 2017 Friendly||Canada||3–2||Mexico||Vancouver, British Columbia|
||Stadium: BC Place Stadium
|March 1, 2017 Algarve Cup: Group A||Denmark||0–1||Canada||Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira|
|March 3, 2017 Algarve Cup: Group A||Russia||1–2||Canada||Estádio Algarve|
|March 6, 2017 Algarve Cup: Group A||Portugal||0–0||Canada||Estádio Algarve|
|March 8, 2017 Algarve Cup: Final||Spain||1–0||Canada||Estádio Algarve|
|April 6, 2017 Friendly||Sweden||0–1||Canada||Trelleborg, Sweden|
|12:00 EDT||Report||34' Beckie||Stadium: Vångavallen
|April 9, 2017 Friendly||Germany||2–1||Canada||Erfurt, Germany|
|15:00|| 13' (o.g.) Sheridan
|Report||38' Rose||Stadium: Steigerwaldstadion
Referee: Olga Zadinova
|June 8, 2017 Friendly||Canada||v||Costa Rica||Winnipeg|
|19:30||Stadium: Investors Group Field
Head coach: John Herdman
- Caps and goals are current as of April 9, 2017 after match against Germany.
The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|DF||Josée Bélanger||May 14, 1986||57||7||Retired||v. Mexico, February 4, 2017|
|DF||Ashley Cathro||0||0||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||v. Mexico, February 4, 2017|
|DF||Marie-Ève Nault||February 16, 1982||71||1||Retired||v. Mexico, February 4, 2017|
|DF||Rhian Wilkinson||May 12, 1982||181||7||Retired||v. Mexico, February 4, 2017|
|DF||Amandine Pierre-Louis||February 18, 1995||0||0||West Virginia Mountaineers||Conditioning and assessment camp, January 2017|
|MF||Diana Matheson||April 6, 1984||191||17||Seattle Reign FC||v. Mexico, February 4, 2017|
|MF||Kaylyn Kyle||October 6, 1988||101||6||Retired||2016 Summer Olympics ALT|
|FW||Alex Lamontagne||July 27, 1996||2||0||Syracuse Orange||2017 Algarve Cup|
|FW||Melissa Tancredi||December 27, 1981||125||27||Retired||v. Mexico, February 4, 2017|
|FW||Valérie Sanderson||March 16, 1995||0||0||Unattached||Conditioning and assessment camp, January 2017|
- ALT = Alternate
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Bold players are still active
Most clean sheets (five or more)Edit
- 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)
All-time record against other nationsEdit
- As of April 9, 2017 
|Trinidad and Tobago||8||0||0||24|
|Republic of Ireland||1||0||0||3|
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1994 United States
1998 (First title)
2002 United States
2006 United States
2010 (Second title)
2014 United States