Jaiyah Saelua

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Jaiyah Saelua
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-07-19) July 19, 1988 (age 25)[1]
Playing position Defender (center back)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010- American Samoa 10 (0)
† Appearances (Goals).

Jaiyah "Johnny" Saelua is an American Samoan international football player and the first transgender player to compete in a men's FIFA World Cup qualifier.[2]

In December 2011, she was the subject of a BBC World Football radio show.[3]

She is a performing arts student from the University of Hawaii.[3]


  1. ^ "Johnny Saelua FIFA profile". FIFA.com. 
  2. ^ Cockerill, Michael (26 November 2011). "Finally making history for all the right reasons". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ a b The Remarkable Story of American Samoa. BBC World Service. 23 December 2011.