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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).

Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationCanadian Soccer Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Head coachKenneth Heiner-Møller
CaptainChristine Sinclair
Most capsChristine Sinclair (274)
Top scorerChristine Sinclair (177)
FIFA codeCAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current5 Steady (December 7, 2018)[1]
Highest4 (August–December 2016, June 2017, March 2018)
Lowest13 (December 2005)
First international
 United States 2–0 Canada 
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
Biggest win
 Canada 21–0 Puerto Rico 
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; August 28, 1998)
Biggest defeat
 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)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1995)
Best result4th place (2003)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1991)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg Winners: 2 (1998, 2010)
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best resultBronze medal.svg 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.[2] Canada qualified for its first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 2008, making it to the quarterfinals.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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HistoryEdit

The Canada women's team played its first international in 1986, a 2–0 away loss to the United States.[7][8] 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.[9] 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.[10] Canada's best finish in any major global tournament was its third-place finish at both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.[11] Canada hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, where they reached the quarterfinals.[12]

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.[13][14][15] 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.[16] Despite speculation otherwise, she confirmed in 2016 that she plans to compete in the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2020 Olympics.[13] 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."[17]

RecordEdit

World CupEdit

Year Result Rank Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1991 Did not qualify
  1995 Group stage 10/12 3 0 1 2 5 13
  1999 Group stage 12/16 3 0 1 2 3 12
  2003 Fourth place 4/16 6 3 0 3 10 10
  2007 Group stage 9/16 3 1 1 1 7 4
  2011 Group stage 16/16 3 0 0 3 1 7
  2015 Quarterfinals 6/24 5 2 2 1 4 3
  2019 Qualified
Total 7/8 23 6 5 12 30 49

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004
  2008 Eighth place 4 1 1 2 5 6
  2012 Third Place 6 3 1 2 12 8
  2016 Third Place 6 5 0 1 10 5
Total 3/6 16 9 2 5 27 19

CONCACAF ChampionshipEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1991 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 23 5
  1993 - 3 1 1 1 4 1
  1994 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 18 6
  1998 Champions 5 5 0 0 42 0
  2000 4th place 5 2 0 3 20 12
   2002 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 26 3
  2006 Runners-up 2 1 0 1 5 2
  2010 Champions 5 5 0 0 17 0
  2014 Did not participate
  2018 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 24 3
Total 9/10 39 29 1 9 179 32

Pan American GamesEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1999 4th place 6 3 2 1 16 9
  2003 2nd place 4 2 0 2 8 10
  2007 3rd place 6 4 0 2 25 11
  2011 1st place 5 3 2 0 7 3
  2015 4th place 5 1 0 4 6 9
  2019 Not yet qualified
Total 5/5 26 13 4 9 62 42

Minor tournamentsEdit

Recent schedule and resultsEdit

2018Edit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players were named to the final roster of the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.[18][19]

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 1GK Stephanie Labbé (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 32) 56 0   Linköping
18 1GK Kailen Sheridan (1995-07-16) July 16, 1995 (age 23) 6 0   Sky Blue FC

2 2DF Allysha Chapman (1989-01-25) January 25, 1989 (age 29) 57 1   Houston Dash
3 2DF Kadeisha Buchanan (1995-11-05) November 5, 1995 (age 23) 81 3   Lyon
4 2DF Shelina Zadorsky (1992-08-24) August 24, 1992 (age 26) 45 1   Orlando Pride
10 2DF Ashley Lawrence (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 23) 68 5   Paris Saint-Germain
11 2DF Emma Regan (2000-01-28) January 28, 2000 (age 18) 1 0   Texas Longhorns
20 2DF Lindsay Agnew (1995-03-31) March 31, 1995 (age 23) 10 0   Houston Dash

5 3MF Rebecca Quinn (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 23) 44 5   Washington Spirit
7 3MF Julia Grosso (2000-08-29) August 29, 2000 (age 18) 9 0   Texas Longhorns
8 3MF Diana Matheson (1984-04-06) April 6, 1984 (age 34) 201 18   Utah Royals FC
13 3MF Sophie Schmidt (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 30) 176 18 Unattached
14 3MF Gabrielle Carle (1998-10-12) October 12, 1998 (age 20) 10 1   Florida State Seminoles
17 3MF Jessie Fleming (1998-03-11) March 11, 1998 (age 20) 57 7   UCLA Bruins

6 4FW Deanne Rose (1999-03-03) March 3, 1999 (age 19) 35 8   Florida Gators
9 4FW Jordyn Huitema (2001-05-08) May 8, 2001 (age 17) 15 6   Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
12 4FW Christine Sinclair (captain) (1983-06-12) June 12, 1983 (age 35) 274 177   Portland Thorns FC
15 4FW Nichelle Prince (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 23) 43 10   Houston Dash
16 4FW Janine Beckie (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 24) 48 24   Manchester City
19 4FW Adriana Leon (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 26) 54 14   Seattle Reign FC

Recent call-upsEdit

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
GK Erin McLeod (1983-02-26) February 26, 1983 (age 35) 116 0   SC Sand 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRE
GK Sabrina D'Angelo (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993 (age 25) 5 0   North Carolina Courage 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRE
GK Rylee Foster (1998-08-13) August 13, 1998 (age 20) 0 0   West Virginia Mountaineers 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO

DF Jenna Hellstrom (1995-04-02) April 2, 1995 (age 23) 1 0   Växjö 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRE
DF Maya Antoine (2001-08-08) August 8, 2001 (age 17) 0 0   REX Ontario 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
DF Kennedy Faulknor (1999-06-30) June 30, 1999 (age 19) 4 0   UCLA Bruins 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
DF Jayde Riviere (2001-01-22) January 22, 2001 (age 17) 1 0   REX Ontario 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
DF Shannon Woeller (1990-01-31) January 31, 1990 (age 28) 20 0   Eskilstuna United 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
DF Ariel Young (2001-08-30) August 30, 2001 (age 17) 1 0   Ottawa Fury FC v.   United States; November 12, 2017

MF Desiree Scott (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 31) 135 0   Utah Royals FC 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRE
MF Amandine Pierre-Louis (1995-02-18) February 18, 1995 (age 23) 0 0   Sky Blue FC 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
MF Jade Rose (2003-02-12) February 12, 2003 (age 15) 0 0   REX Ontario 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
MF Sarah Stratigakis (1999-03-07) March 7, 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Michigan Wolverines 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
MF Danica Wu (1992-08-13) August 13, 1992 (age 26) 2 0   SGS Essen 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO

FW Maegan Kelly (1992-02-19) February 19, 1992 (age 26) 5 0 Unattached 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
FW Kaila Novak (2002-03-24) March 24, 2002 (age 16) 0 0   FC London 2018 CONCACAF Championship PRO
FW Amelia Pietrangelo (1993-07-14) July 14, 1993 (age 25) 6 1   Jena v.   Norway; November 28, 2017

Notes:

  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • PRO = Provisional roster

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head Coach   Kenneth Heiner-Møller
Assistant Coach   Bev Priestman

Last updated: January 8, 2018
Source: [1]

Former head coachesEdit

Player recordsEdit

Bold players are still active

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of October 17, 2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA Women's World Ranking". FIFA. December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Canadian soccer timeline from 2001 to 2004". Canada Soccer. May 27, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Canadian soccer timeline from 2005 to 2008". Canada Soccer. May 27, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  4. ^ FIFA.com. "Women's Olympic Football Tournament, Rio 2016 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  5. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Canada 2002 - Matches - Canada-USA - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Key figures from the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015". FIFA. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  7. ^ Larsen, Karin (June 6, 2015). "FIFA Women's World Cup brings back bittersweet memories for Canada's 1st national female soccer players". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  8. ^ Lisi, Clemente A. (2010). "The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story". Scarecrow Press. p. 131. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  9. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  10. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  11. ^ "Canadian women repeat as Olympic soccer bronze medallists". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  12. ^ "Canada gets 2015 Women's World Cup of soccer". cbc.ca. March 3, 2011.
  13. ^ a b "Christine Sinclair says Rio Olympics won't be her last tournament – Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  14. ^ "Christine Sinclair gets heartfelt praise from Canadian soccer boss". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "Canadian soccer icon Christine Sinclair appointed to Order of Canada". CBC Sports. June 30, 2017.
  16. ^ "Christine Sinclair". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games. September 19, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "Christine Sinclair headlines Canada's Olympic soccer team". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  18. ^ https://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-soccer-selects-20-players-for-2018-concacaf-women-s-championship-p161818
  19. ^ "Canada begins FIFA Women's World Cup qualification campaign at Concacaf Championship". October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2018.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
1994 United States  
CONCACAF Champions
1998 (First title)
Succeeded by
2002 United States  
Preceded by
2006 United States  
CONCACAF Champions
2010 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2014 United States