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Candace Marie Margaret Chapman (born 2 April 1983, in Port of Spain) is a retired Trinidad and Tobago-born, Canadian soccer player. From Ajax, Ontario, she played as a defender and was a member of the Canadian national team. She is currently a youth team national coach.[1]

Candace Chapman
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Chapman with the Spirit in 2013
Personal information
Full name Candace Marie Chapman
Date of birth (1983-04-02) 2 April 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 92 (20)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001, 2003 Toronto Inferno
2005 Atlanta Silverbacks 10 (0)
2006–2008 Vancouver Whitecaps
2009 Boston Breakers 11 (0)
2010 FC Gold Pride 21 (0)
2011 Western New York Flash 12 (0)
2013 Washington Spirit 8 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Canada U-19 23 (8)
2002–2012 Canada 114 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early lifeEdit

Chapman was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with majors in sociology and computer applications.

Club careerEdit

After being named as a discovery player by the Boston Breakers of WPS on 16 January 2009,[2] she played with them for the 2009 season. She subsequently agreed to terms with FC Gold Pride for the 2010 season.[3] Following Gold Pride's folding,[4] she signed for Western New York Flash, where she played the 2011 season along with fellow Canadian and national team captain Christine Sinclair.For the 2013 NWSL season Chapman joined Washington Spirit in the new National Women's Soccer League. Because she holds US permanent residency, she was not subject to the league's limit on international players.

International careerEdit

On 6 August 2008, Chapman scored the first point in the first event at the 2008 Summer Olympics with her goal against Argentina in the 27th minute in Tianjin, China.[5]

Chapman received her 100th cap against Mexico on 27 January 2012. The game ended in a 3–1 victory for Canada. She won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics when Canada defeated France 1–0 on 9 August 2012.[6][7] As of May 2018 she is an assistant coach for the Arlington Soccer Association.[8]

Coaching careerEdit

Candace continues to coach throughout Maryland with the private coaching service, CoachUp.[9]


  1. ^ "Photo Gallery: Black Canadians and Sports". Citizenship and Immigration Canada. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Candace Chapman's WPS Player Bio". WPS/WNYF. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Pride Agrees to Terms with Free Agent Candace Chapman". WPS/FCGP. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  4. ^ "FC Gold Pride to close operations". WPS/FCGP. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  5. ^ AFP (6 August 2008). "Women's football kicks-off Beijing Games". Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Candace Chapman". FIFA. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  7. ^ Brian McNair (9 August 2012). "Ajax's Candace Chapman back on the field for soccer bronze". Retrieved 26 April 2015.
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  9. ^ "Candace C." CoachUp. Retrieved 29 May 2018.

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