Canada women's national soccer team

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Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Sub-confederation NAFU (North America)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Head coach John Herdman[1]
Captain Christine Sinclair
Most caps Christine Sinclair (219)
Top scorer Christine Sinclair (153)
FIFA ranking 8 Increase 1 (27 March 2015)
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, 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
Appearances 4 (First in 1995)
Best result 4th place (2003)
CONCACAF 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.

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 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 23 5
Canada 1994 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 18 6
Canada 1998 Champions 5 5 0 0 42 0
United StatesCanada 2002 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 25 3
United States 2006 Runners-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 – Fourth place
  • 2003Med 2.png Silver medal
  • 2007Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • 2011Med 1.png Gold medal

Cyprus Cup[edit]

Recent schedule and results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Coach John Herdman announced his 23-player squad on April 27, 2015.[2][3]

Caps and goals through April 9, 2015 after match against France.

Head coach: John Herdman

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erin McLeod (1983-02-26) 26 February 1983 (age 32) 104 0 United States Houston Dash
2 2DF Emily Zurrer (1987-07-12) 12 July 1987 (age 27) 82 3 Sweden Jitex BK
3 2DF Kadeisha Buchanan (1995-11-05) 5 November 1995 (age 19) 34 2 United States West Virginia Univ.
4 2DF Carmelina Moscato (1984-05-02) 2 May 1984 (age 31) 91 2 Unattached
5 2DF Robyn Gayle (1985-10-31) 31 October 1985 (age 29) 81 2 Unattached
6 3MF Kaylyn Kyle (1988-10-06) 6 October 1988 (age 26) 95 6 United States Portland Thorns
7 2DF Rhian Wilkinson (1982-05-12) 12 May 1982 (age 33) 163 7 United States Portland Thorns
8 3MF Diana Matheson (1984-04-06) 6 April 1984 (age 31) 166 15 United States Washington Spirit
9 4FW Josée Bélanger (1986-05-14) 14 May 1986 (age 29) 29 5 Unattached
10 2DF Lauren Sesselmann (1983-08-14) 14 August 1983 (age 31) 41 0 United States Houston Dash
11 3MF Desiree Scott (1987-07-31) 31 July 1987 (age 27) 89 0 England Notts County
12 4FW Christine Sinclair (c) (1983-06-12) 12 June 1983 (age 31) 222 153 United States Portland Thorns
13 3MF Sophie Schmidt (1988-06-28) 28 June 1988 (age 26) 131 15 Unattached
14 4FW Melissa Tancredi (1981-12-27) 27 December 1981 (age 33) 99 22 United States Chicago Red Stars
15 2DF Allysha Chapman (1989-01-25) 25 January 1989 (age 26) 11 1 United States Houston Dash
16 4FW Jonelle Filigno (1990-09-24) 24 September 1990 (age 24) 68 11 United States Sky Blue
17 3MF Jessie Fleming (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 17) 15 1 Canada Nor'West SC
18 3MF Selenia Iacchelli (1986-06-05) 5 June 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Unattached
19 4FW Adriana Leon (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 22) 33 5 United States Chicago Red Stars
20 2DF Marie-Ève Nault (1982-02-16) 16 February 1982 (age 33) 67 0 Unattached
21 1GK Stephanie Labbé (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 28) 20 0 Unattached
22 3MF Ashley Lawrence (1995-06-11) 11 June 1995 (age 19) 17 0 United States West Virginia Univ.
23 1GK Karina LeBlanc (1980-03-30) 30 March 1980 (age 35) 110 0 United States Chicago Red Stars

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
DF Sura Yekka (1997-01-04) January 4, 1997 (age 18) 13 0 Canada Brams United v.  China PR, January 15, 2015
DF Rebecca Quinn (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 19) 9 0 United States Duke University v.  England, March 11, 2015
DF Rachel Quon (1991-05-21) May 21, 1991 (age 24) 4 0 United States Chicago Red Stars v.  China PR, January 15, 2015
MF Brittany Baxter (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 29) 132 5 United States Seattle Sounders v.  China PR, January 15, 2015
FW Janine Beckie (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 20) 5 1 United States Texas Tech University v.  England, March 11, 2015
FW Nkem Ezurike (1992-03-19) March 19, 1992 (age 23) 5 0 United States Boston Breakers v.  United States, May 8, 2014
FW Christina Julien (1988-05-06) May 6, 1988 (age 27) 54 10 Germany FF USV Jena v.  Italy, March 9, 2015

Top goalscorers[edit]

bold players are still active

Rank Name Career Caps Goals
1 Christine Sinclair 2000– 222 153
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– 99 22
7 Christine Latham 2000–2006 49 15
Diana Matheson 2003– 166 15
Sophie Schmidt 2005– 131 15
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 Mar 11, 2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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