Robyn Gayle

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Robyn Gayle
Robyn Gayle - UNC Tar Heels.jpg
Personal information
Full name Robyn Krista Gayle[1]
Date of birth (1985-10-31) 31 October 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Toronto, ON, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 5
Youth career
Mississauga Dixie Hearts
2004–2007 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Ottawa Fury Women
2010–2012 Vancouver Whitecaps
2013– Washington Spirit 30 (2)
National team
2006– Canada 78 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 May 2014

Robyn Krista Gayle (born 31 October 1985) is a Canadian soccer player for Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League. She is also a member of the Canadian national team.

Early life[edit]

University of North Carolina[edit]

Gayle attended the University of North Carolina and was team captain for the Tar Heels in 2006. She led the Tar Heels to their 18th National championship, and was named Defensive MVP of the College Cup the same year.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

On 11 January 2013, she joined Washington Spirit in the new National Women's Soccer League.


Gayle represented Canada at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[3] She was a member of Canada's gold-winning team at the 2011 Pan-American held at Guadalajara, Mexico.

She won a bronze medal as part of Canada's national football team at the 2012 Olympics when Canada defeated France 1–0 in the bronze medal match.[4][5]


  1. ^ "List of Players". FIFA. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Robyn Gale player profile". Canada Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Robyn Gayle". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Bodger, Don (12 August 2012). "Bronze medal glory overwhelming for Zurrer". Cowichan News Leader Pictorial. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Profile

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