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Shannon Elizabeth Woeller (born January 31, 1990) is a Canadian soccer defender who plays for Eskilstuna United in the Damallsvenskan.

Shannon Woeller
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Woeller after a friendly against Norway in Marbella, Spain in 2017
Personal information
Full name Shannon Elizabeth Woeller
Date of birth (1990-01-31) January 31, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Eskilstuna United
Number 2
Youth career
Prince of Wales Secondary School
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 47 (4)
2013 Seattle Sounders 8 (1)
2014 IK Grand Bodø 14 (0)
2015 Stjarnan 12 (0)
2017–2018 FF USV Jena 34 (0)
2018– Eskilstuna United 14 (0)
National team
2005 Canada U15 1 (0)
2008–2010 Canada U20 5 (0)
2009– Canada 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 16, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 5, 2019


College careerEdit

Woeller played high school soccer for Prince of Wales Secondary School in her native city. She, then went to Rutgers University where she played from 2009 to 2013.

Club careerEdit

While still at school and college, Woeller played for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Seattle Sounders in the W-League[1][2] In the spring of 2014, she left North America and signed with Norwegian Toppserien club IK Grand Bodø.[3] In 2015, she went to play at Stjarnan, at Iceland top tier league. On January 26, 2017, Woeller signed up with FF USV Jena, where she replaced countrywoman Rachel Melhado, after more than a year without a club.[4]

After FF USV Jena was relegated from the Frauen-Bundesliga following their last place finish in the 2017–2018 season, Woeller announced she was joining Eskilstuna United in the Damallsvenskan in Sweden.[5]

International careerEdit

Woeller was 15 years old, when she was called for coach Lewis Page and made her debut for Canadian Youth Program in 2005. In 2008, she was part of the team that won the 2008 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Mexico. In the same year, Woeller was included in the 21-players squad that represented Canada at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. On March 7, 2009 she made her debut for Canadian senior team in a match against Netherlands at the 2009 Cyprus Cup. In 2010, Woeller was part of the group that played at 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship and finished fourth, failing to qualify for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany. In 2011, she was included by coach John Herdman in the 18-players squad that represented Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico. The team concluded its participation in the competition, winning the gold medal in a match against Brazil. In 2012, Woeller was in the 20-players squad that played at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The tournament was held in her native city and Canada qualified for the women's tournament at the Olympic Games. Although, she was not part of the final 18 players who represented Canada in London.[2][6]

Following her call-up in March 2012, Woeller would not receive another call-up to the Canadian senior team for almost five years. She was called-up for a friendly on April 9, 2017 against the German national team in Erfurt, Germany. She was also named to Canada's squad for the 2018 Algarve Cup.[7][8]

On May 25, 2019 she was named to the roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Woeller is great granddaughter of the Canadian former ice hockey player Beattie Ramsay and granddaughter of Archdeacon David John Woeller.[6][10]


  1. ^ "W-League: Seattle Sounders Women sign Canadian National Team defender Shannon Woeller". Soccer Wire. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "SHANNON WOELLER". Whitecaps FC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Shannon Woeller Signs Pro in Norway". Sounders Women. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Wintertransfer: Jena verstärkt sich mit Woeller". Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Den 12:e spelaren är Shannon Woeller". July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Shannon Woeller". Canada Soccer. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Shannon Woeller (CAN)". January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "Canada Soccer announces roster for 2018 Algarve Cup". February 14, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Archdeacon David Woeller, former general secretary, dies at 80". Anglican Journal. Retrieved June 16, 2017.

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