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]

Caps and goals through Apr 9 game against France.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erin McLeod (1983-02-26) February 26, 1983 (age 32) 104 0 United States Houston Dash
21 1GK Stephanie Labbé (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 28) 20 0 Sweden KIF Örebro
23 1GK Karina LeBlanc (1980-03-30) March 30, 1980 (age 35) 110 0 United States Chicago Red Stars
2 2DF Emily Zurrer (1987-07-12) July 12, 1987 (age 27) 82 3 Sweden Jitex BK
3 2DF Kadeisha Buchanan (1995-11-05) November 5, 1995 (age 19) 34 2 United States West Virginia
4 2DF Carmelina Moscato (1984-05-02) May 2, 1984 (age 30) 89 2 Unattached
5 2DF Robyn Gayle (1985-10-31) October 31, 1985 (age 29) 80 2 United States Washington Spirit
7 2DF Rhian Wilkinson (1982-05-12) May 12, 1982 (age 32) 163 7 Canada Comètes de Laval
10 2DF Lauren Sesselmann (1983-08-14) August 14, 1983 (age 31) 40 0 United States Houston Dash
15 2DF Allysha Chapman (1989-01-25) January 25, 1989 (age 26) 10 1 United States Houston Dash
20 2DF Marie-Ève Nault (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 33) 66 0 Sweden KIF Örebro
25 2DF Rebecca Quinn (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 19) 9 0 United States Duke
6 3MF Kaylyn Kyle (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 26) 95 6 United States Portland Thorns FC
11 3MF Desiree Scott (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 27) 89 0 England Notts County
13 3MF Sophie Schmidt (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 26) 131 15 Unattached
16 3MF Jonelle Filigno (1990-09-24) September 24, 1990 (age 24) 66 11 United States Sky Blue FC
17 3MF Jessie Fleming (1998-03-11) March 11, 1998 (age 17) 15 1 Canada London NorWest SC
22 3MF Ashley Lawrence (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 19) 17 0 United States West Virginia
27 3MF Selenia Iacchelli (1986-06-05) June 5, 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Unattached
9 4FW Josée Bélanger (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 28) 29 5 Canada Comètes de Laval
12 4FW Christine Sinclair (c) (1983-06-12) June 12, 1983 (age 31) 222 153 United States Portland Thorns FC
14 4FW Melissa Tancredi (1981-12-27) December 27, 1981 (age 33) 100 22 United States Chicago Red Stars
18 4FW Janine Beckie (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 20) 5 1 United States Texas Tech
19 4FW Adriana Leon (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 22) 35 5 United States Chicago Red Stars
26 4FW Christina Julien (1988-05-06) May 6, 1988 (age 26) 54 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
DF Surra Yekka (1997-01-04) January 4, 1997 (age 18) 13 0 Canada Brams United v.  China PR, Jan 15, 2015
DF Rachel Quon (1991-05-21) May 21, 1991 (age 23) 4 0 United States Chicago Red Stars v.  China PR, Jan 15, 2015
MF Brittany Baxter (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 29) 132 5 United States Seattle Sounders v.  China PR, Jan 15, 2015
MF Diana Matheson (1984-04-06) April 6, 1984 (age 31) 166 15 United States Washington Spirit v.  China PR, Jan 15, 2015
FW Nkem Ezurike (1992-03-19) March 19, 1992 (age 23) 5 0 United States Boston Breakers v.  United States, May 8, 2014

Top goalscorers[edit]

  Still active national team players are highlighted
Rank Name Career Caps Goals
1 Christine Sinclair 2000– 221 153
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– 130 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]

  1. ^ "Canada vs. France: Olympic soccer bronze medal made out of heart". National Post. August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 

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