Canada women's national soccer team

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Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Head coach John Herdman[1]
Most caps Christine Sinclair (209)
Top scorer Christine Sinclair (148)
FIFA ranking 8 Decrease 1
Highest FIFA ranking 6 (March 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 13 (December 2005)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 United States 2–0 Canada 
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
Biggest win
 Canada 21–0 Puerto Rico 
(Etobicoke, 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
Appearances 4 (First in 1995)
Best result 4th place: 2003
CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifiers
Appearances 6 (First in 1991)
Best result Winners: 1998, 2010

The Canada women's national soccer team represents Canada in international women's soccer and is directed by the Canadian Soccer Association. Canada will host the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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 Olympic bronze medallists from London 2012 where they defeated France 1–0 in Coventry, England. Canadian women’s soccer fans are also 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 and winning silver in front of 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

Recent matches[edit]

Date Location Opponent Result Competition
October 30, 2013 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  South Korea 3–0 Friendly
November 24, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  Mexico 0–0 Friendly
December 12, 2013 Brasilia, Brazil  Scotland 2–0 2013 Torneio Internacional de Brasília
December 15, 2013 Brasilia, Brazil  Chile 0–1 2013 Torneio Internacional de Brasília
December 18, 2013 Brasilia, Brazil  Brazil 0–0 2013 Torneio Internacional de Brasília
December 22, 2013 Brasilia, Brazil  Scotland 1–0 2013 Torneio Internacional de Brasília
January 31, 2014 Frisco, Texas, USA  United States 0–1 Friendly
March 5, 2014 Larnaca, Cyprus  Finland 3–0 2014 Cyprus Cup
March 7, 2014 Larnaca, Cyprus  Italy 3–1 2014 Cyprus Cup
March 10, 2014 Nicosia, Cyprus  England 0–2 2014 Cyprus Cup
March 12, 2014 Nicosia, Cyprus  Republic of Ireland 2–1 2014 Cyprus Cup
May 8, 2014 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  United States 1–1 Friendly
June 18, 2014 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  Germany 1–2 Friendly

Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Result Rank Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify
Sweden 1995 Group stage 12/12 3 0 1 2 5 13
United States 1999 Group stage 12/16 3 0 1 2 3 12
United States 2003 Fourth place 4/16 6 3 0 3 10 10
China 2007 Group stage 9/16 3 1 1 1 7 4
Germany 2011 Group stage 16/16 3 0 0 3 1 7
Canada 2015 Qualified as hosts /24
Total 6/7 18 4 3 11 26 47

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
China 2008 Eighth place 4 1 1 2 5 6
United Kingdom 2012 Third place 6 3 1 2 12 8
Total 2/5 10 4 2 4 17 14

CONCACAF Championship[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Haiti 1991 Runner-up 5 4 0 1 23 5
Canada 1994 Runner-up 4 3 0 1 18 6
Canada 1998 Champions 5 5 0 0 42 0
United StatesCanada 2002 Runner-up 5 4 0 1 25 3
United States 2006 Runner-up 2 1 0 1 5 2
Mexico 2010 Champions 5 5 0 0 17 0
United States 2014 Did not participate

Pan-American Games[edit]

  • 1999 – 4th place
  • 2003Med 2.png Silver medal
  • 2007Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • 2011Med 1.png Gold medal

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 22 players have been called up for the June 18, 2014 friendly against Germany at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.[2]

Caps and goals through June 18 game against Germany.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erin McLeod (1983-02-26) February 26, 1983 (age 31) 98 0 United States Houston Dash
33 1GK Karina LeBlanc (1980-03-30) March 30, 1980 (age 34) 109 0 United States Chicago Red Stars
2 2DF Emily Zurrer (1987-07-12) July 12, 1987 (age 27) 75 3 Sweden Jitex BK
3 2DF Rebecca Quinn (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 19) 5 0 United States Duke
4 2DF Carmelina Moscato (1984-05-02) May 2, 1984 (age 30) 81 2 United States Seattle Reign FC
5 2DF Robyn Gayle (1985-10-31) October 31, 1985 (age 28) 78 2 United States Washington Spirit
7 2DF Rhian Wilkinson (1982-05-12) May 12, 1982 (age 32) 153 7 Canada Comètes de Laval
20 2DF Kadeisha Buchanan (1995-11-05) November 5, 1995 (age 18) 22 1 United States West Virginia
23 2DF Surra Yekka (1997-01-04) January 4, 1997 (age 17) 9 0 Canada Brams United
2DF Marie-Ève Nault (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 32) 63 0 Sweden KIF Örebro
6 3MF Kaylyn Kyle (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 25) 89 6 United States Houston Dash
8 3MF Diana Matheson (1984-04-06) April 6, 1984 (age 30) 165 15 United States Washington Spirit
10 3MF Jessie Fleming (1998-03-11) March 11, 1998 (age 16) 4 0 Canada London NorWest SC
11 3MF Desiree Scott (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 27) 77 0 England Notts County
13 3MF Sophie Schmidt (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 26) 120 13 United States Sky Blue FC
17 3MF Brittany Baxter (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 29) 130 5 United States Seattle Sounders
22 3MF Ashley Lawrence (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 19) 8 0 United States West Virginia
9 4FW Josée Bélanger (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 28) 18 5 Canada Comètes de Laval
12 4FW Christine Sinclair (c) (1983-06-12) June 12, 1983 (age 31) 210 148 United States Portland Thorns FC
16 4FW Jonelle Filigno (1990-09-24) September 24, 1990 (age 24) 58 10 United States Sky Blue FC
19 4FW Adriana Leon (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 22) 22 4 United States Chicago Red Stars
4FW Christina Julien (1988-05-06) May 6, 1988 (age 26) 52 10 Germany FF USV Jena

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the previous 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Stephanie Labbé (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 27) 14 0 Sweden KIF Örebro v.  Republic of Ireland, March 12, 2014
DF Rachel Quon (1991-05-21) May 21, 1991 (age 23) 2 0 United States Chicago Red Stars v.  Republic of Ireland, March 12, 2014
DF Lauren Sesselmann (1983-08-14) August 14, 1983 (age 31) 39 0 United States Houston Dash 2014 Cyprus Cup
DF Rachel Melhado (1992-09-24) September 24, 1992 (age 22) 1 0 United States Louisville v.  Mexico, November 24, 2013
DF Kylla Sjoman (1987-08-18) August 18, 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Germany Herforder SV v.  Mexico, November 24, 2013
MF Selenia Iacchelli (1986-06-05) June 5, 1986 (age 28) 3 0 United States Western New York Flash v.  Scotland, December 22, 2013
MF Kara Lang (1986-10-26) October 26, 1986 (age 27) 92 34 Retired v.  Mexico, November 24, 2013
FW Nkem Ezurike (1992-03-19) March 19, 1992 (age 22) 3 0 United States Boston Breakers v.  United States, May 8, 2014
FW Melissa Tancredi (1981-12-27) December 27, 1981 (age 32) 90 22 United States Chicago Red Stars v.  United States, May 8, 2014
FW Melissa Busque (1990-02-18) February 18, 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Unattached v.  Mexico, November 24, 2013

Top goalscorers[edit]

  Still active national team players are highlighted
Rank Name Career Caps Goals
1 Christine Sinclair 2000– 210 148
2 Charmaine Hooper 1986–2004 129 71
3 Silvana Burtini 1987–2003 77 38
4 Kara Lang 2002–2010 92 34
5 Andrea Neil 1991–2007 132 24
6 Melissa Tancredi 2004– 90 22
7 Christine Latham 2000–2006 49 15
Diana Matheson 2003– 165 15
9 Sophie Schmidt 2005– 120 13
10 Randee Hermus 2000–2009 113 12

Former coaches[edit]

  • Canada Neil Turnbull, 1986–1991 and 1996–1999 (including one FIFA Women's World Cup)
  • Canada Sylvie Béliveau, 1993–1995 (including one FIFA Women's World Cup)
  • Canada Ian Bridge, two matches in 2007 (with Even Pellerud at one FIFA Women's World Cup)
  • Norway Even Pellerud, 2000–2008 (including two FIFA Women's World Cups)
  • Italy Carolina Morace, 2009–2011 (including one FIFA Women's World Cup)

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of June 19, 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada vs. France: Olympic soccer bronze medal made out of heart | London 2012 | Sports | National Post". Sports.nationalpost.com. August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Canada WNT announces roster for June 18 Germany match". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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
Incumbent