Kennya Cordner

Kennya Kinda Esther Cordner (born 11 November 1988) is a Tobagonian footballer who plays as a forward for Turkey Kadinlar Super Lig club Fenerbahce and the Trinidad and Tobago women's national team.

Kennya Cordner
Personal information
Full name Kennya Kinda Esther Cordner[1]
Date of birth (1988-11-11) 11 November 1988 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Speyside, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Fenerbahce Kadin Futbol Takimi
Number 19
Youth career
2006–2007 Young Harris College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Northampton Laurels FC (6)
2009 Kvarnsvedens IK (5)
2011 Brisbane Roar FC 4 (1)
2011 San Juan Jabloteh FC 2 (16)
2013 Seattle Reign Reserves 3 (4)
2013 Seattle Reign FC 2 (0)
2014 Seattle Sounders Women
2017 FC Dallas Women
2017 Sportivo Limpeño
2018 IL Sandviken 49 (29)
National team
2004 Trinidad and Tobago U-19 3+ (3)
2005–2008 Trinidad and Tobago U-20 11+ (31)
2006– Trinidad and Tobago 44+ (38)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2018

Previously Seattle Sounders Women in the W-League, the Brisbane Roar FC of Australia's W-League as well as the Northampton Laurels FC and Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

Early lifeEdit

Cordner grew up in Speyside, Tobago where she attended Signal Hill Secondary Comprehensive. It was at Signal Hill where she was introduced to football.[3]

Young Harris CollegeEdit

Cordner attended Young Harris College, a private university located in the state of Georgia in the United States. In 2006, she scored 18 goals and provided nine assists in the 13 games that she played for the Mountain Lions. In 2007, she played in 17 matches, scoring 37 goals, serving 13 assists for a total of 87 points for the season – the highest in the program.[4]

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Northampton Laurels FCEdit

In 2006, Cordner signed with the Northampton Laurels FC in the WPSL, the highest division of women's professional soccer available in the United States at the time. At the time of her signing, the team was ranked third in the WPSL Eastern Conference – South Division. With Cordner's game-winning goal over top-seeded side Adirondack Lynx, she helped secure Northampton's place in the playoffs.[5][6]

Kvarnsvedens IKEdit

Cordner signed with Swedish side, Kvarnsvedens IK, for part of the 2009 season. She scored five goals for the squad. [7]

Brisbane RoarEdit

Cordner signed with the Brisbane Roar FC in late 2010 for the remaining two months of the 2010–2011 season. Of her signing she stated, "The quality of football here (in Australia) is much higher than that of my previous encounters, apart from national duty, and I am sure it will improve my game. This means a whole lot for my career because not only do I have the opportunity to become a better player, but set a standard be a role model for the younger players coming up."[8] She made four appearances playing a total of 99 minutes and scored one goal helping the Roar ultimately win the 2010–2011 W-League Championship.[3][9][10][11][12]

San Juan Jabloteh FCEdit

Cordner played for San Juan Jabloteh FC of the Lucky Bakery Women's Super League in the summer of 2011. During a match against the Arima Giants, she scored seven goals launching the team to the top of the league standings. During another match against the Tunapuna Titans, she scored nine goals.[13][14][15]

Seattle Reign FC ReservesEdit

Cordner signed with Issaquah SC, the reserve team for the NWSL's Seattle Reign FC for the 2013 season. During her debut with the team, she scored two goals against Emerald City FC.[16][17][18]

Seattle Reign FCEdit

On 19 June 2013, it was announced that Cordner had signed with the Seattle Reign FC part way through the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[19] Of the signing, Reign FC head coach Laura Harvey said, "At every level she has played Kennya has shown she knows how to find the net. We are clearly a club that is in need of a player who can consistently deliver goals, so we are excited to see the impact Kennya can have in the NWSL."[20] Cordner made two appearances for the club and was waived in mid-July to make way another international player on the squad. NWSL rules allow only two international players on a team.[21]

Sportivo LimpeñoEdit

In 2016, Cordner joined Paraguayan team Sportivo Limpeño, integrating into the squad with her compatriot with Kimika Forbes.[22]

International careerEdit

Cordner made her first appearance for the Trinidad and Tobago women's national football team at age 15.[23] She is a leading scorer for the team. In July 2011, she scored nine goals during the Women's Olympic Football Qualifying match against Dominica leading the Trinidad and Tobagonian squad to a 15–1 win.[24]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Trinidad and Tobago' goal tally first.

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1
19 May 2006 Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima, Trinidad and Tobago   Grenada
10–0
10–0
2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup qualification
2
21 May 2006   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2–0
4–1
3
10 September 2006   Dominican Republic
7–0
7–0
4
23 November 2007 Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico 1–0
2–1
2008 CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament qualification
5
4 April 2008 Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico   Costa Rica
2–2
2008 CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament
6
10 May 2010 Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, Trinidad and Tobago   Saint Lucia
2–0
6–1 2010 CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying qualification
7
4–0
8
12 May 2010   Barbados
5–0
5–0
9
14 May 2010   Guyana
1–0
3–0
10
3–0
11
24 July 2010 Estadio Metropolitano, Mérida, Venezuela   Nicaragua
4–0
4–0
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games
12
28 July 2010   Puerto Rico
1–0
3–2
13
2–0
14
30 July 2010   Guatemala
1–1
15
2 November 2010 Estadio de Béisbol Beto Ávila, Cancún, Mexico   Guyana 1–0
4–1
2010 CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying
16
5 July 2011 Estadio Panamericano, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic   Bermuda
5–1
2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament qualification
17
7 July 2011   Dominica 14–1
18
4–0
19
6–0
20
7–0
21
8–0
22
9–1
23
10–1
24
11–1
25
13–1
26
20 August 2014 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago   Saint Kitts and Nevis
1–0
10–0 2014 CFU Women's Caribbean Cup
27
3–0
28
24 August 2014   Martinique 1–0
7–0
29
17 October 2014 Toyota Park, Bridgeview, United States   Haiti
1–0
2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship
30
20 October 2014 RFK Stadium, Washington, United States   Guatemala
2–1
31
26 October 2014 PPL Park, Chester, United States   Mexico 1–1
2–4
32
14 July 2015 Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium, Hamilton, Canada   Colombia
1–1
2015 Pan American Games
33
11 February 2016 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States   Guatemala
2–1
2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship
34
16 February 2016   Guyana
1–0
5–1
35
5–1
36
29 August 2018 National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica   Antigua and Barbuda
5–0
5–0
2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification
37
2 September 2018   Bermuda
2–0
3–0
38
3–0

Honors and awardsEdit

  • 2005 Trinidad and Tobago Female Footballer of the Year
  • 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Female Footballer of the Year

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sportivo Limpeño" (PDF) (in Spanish). Conmebol.
  2. ^ "2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship: Provisional 35-Player Rosters" (PDF). The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 10 September 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "X-Factor: Kennya Cordner". The Women's Game. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Young Harris College Scoring Leaders". National Junior College Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Kennya Cordner joins WPSL's Northampton Laurels". Soca Warriors. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Kennya Cordner already on target". Soca Warriors. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Scorers – Norrettan, ladies". Swedish Football. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Brisbane Roars signs Cordner". Guardian Media. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Cordner setting the pace". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Roar Women through to WWL decider". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Brisbane Roar shock Sydney in W-League final". Brisbane Roar FC. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  12. ^ "De Vanna delight in grand final win". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Cordner's seven put Jabloteh on top". Trinidad Express. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Cordner, Forbes score spectacular goals in Lucky League". Tobago News. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Cordner nets nine in Jabloteh romp". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Softli and Cordner's finishing leads Reign Reserves over Emerald City in WPSL opener". Goal WA. June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  17. ^ "Seattle Reign FC Reserves". Women's Premier Soccer League. Archived from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Cordner nets a brace". Soca Warriors Online. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  19. ^ "Reign FC welcome Rapinoe, sign Cox and Cordner". Goal WA. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  20. ^ "Reign FC welcome Rapinoe, sign Cox and Cordner". Goal WA. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  21. ^ "Reign FC add Aussie Van Egmond, waive Cordner". Goal WA. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  22. ^ http://www.playmakerstats.com/equipa.php?id=115316&epoca_id=145
  23. ^ "International Soccer Players in Issaquah". G4 Athlete. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  24. ^ "Kennya Cordner scores 9 goals Women's Olympic Football Qualifying Concacaf Caribbean Zone 1". Women's Soccer United. Retrieved 3 June 2013.

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