Evelyne Viens

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Viens with South Florida in 2019
Personal information
Full name Evelyne Viens[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 25)
Place of birth L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Kristianstads (on loan from Gotham FC)
Youth career
AS Mistral Laurentien
CS Haute-Saint-Charles
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 South Florida Bulls 77 (73)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Dynamo de Quebec 15 (21)
2020– Gotham FC[a] 13 (0)
2020–2021Paris FC (loan) 14 (11)
2022–Kristianstads (loan) 26 (20)
National team
2021– Canada 14 (3)
Honours
Women's soccer
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Team
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 October 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of November 15, 2022

Evelyne Viens (born 6 February 1997) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Damallsvenskan club Kristianstads, on loan from National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club NJ/NY Gotham FC, and the Canada national team. She played college soccer at the University of South Florida.

Early life[edit]

Viens began playing soccer at age five with AS Mistral Laurentien.[2] At age 14, she received an invitation to join the Quebec provincial team, but declined the opportunity.[3] She joined CS Haute-Saint-Charles, when she was 14.[4]

College career[edit]

Viens played for the USF Bulls women's soccer team from 2016 to 2019,[5] where she became the team's all-time top scorer with 73 goals and was named to the NCAA All-American team three times.[6] She also holds the school record for the most single season goals and has the most career goals in American Athletic Conference history.[7]

She scored her first collegiate goal on 25 August 2016 against Kentucky.[8]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2018 and 2019, she played for Dynamo de Quebec in the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec.[9][10]

Gotham FC[edit]

Viens was selected fifth overall by Sky Blue FC in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[11] She made her Sky Blue FC debut on 30 June 2020 in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup .[12] Viens scored her first goal for the club on 22 July 2020, in a 3–2 defeat to the Chicago Red Stars during the semi-finals of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup.[13]

Loan to Paris FC[edit]

In August 2020, Viens was loaned to Paris FC.[14] In March 2021, Viens returned to Sky Blue FC,[15] who rebranded to NY/NJ Gotham FC the following month.

Loan to Kristianstads[edit]

In December 2021, Viens was loaned to Damallsvenskan club Kristianstads for the 2022 season.[16] On September 10, she scored four goals in a league match and a hat trick on September 24.[17]

International career[edit]

She was named to the Canada national team for the first time for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup.[18] She made her debut against the United States on 18 February.[19][20] She scored her first goal for Canada on 9 April 2021 against Wales.[21]

On 23 June 2021, she was named to the roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were postponed until the summer of 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[22] Canada won gold in the games, and Viens became the first USF alum to win an Olympic medal as an athlete.[7][23]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 April 2021 Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales  Wales 2–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 13 April 2021 Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England  England 1–0 2–0
3. 6 October 2022 Estadio Municipal de Chapín, Jerez, Spain  Morocco 2–0 4–0

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 October 2022[24]
Club League Season League Playoffs Domestic Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo de Quebec PLSQ 2018[25] 7 8 7 8
2019[25] 8 13 8 13
Total 15 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 21
NJ/NY Gotham FC NWSL 2020 0 0 0 0 6 1 6 1
2021 13 0 1 0 3 1 17 1
Total 13 0 1 0 9 2 0 0 23 2
Paris FC (loan) Division 1 Féminine 2020–21 14 11 1 0 15 11
Kristianstads (loan) Damallsvenskan 2022 26 20 0 0 4 3 2 1 31 24
Career total 66 52 1 0 14 5 2 1 83 58

Honours[edit]

South Florida Bulls

  • American Athletic Conference Champion: 2017-19
  • Second Team All-American: 2019
  • Third Team All-American: 2017-18
  • Conference Offensive Player of the Year: 2018-19
  • First Team All-Conference: 2017-19

Dynamo de Quebec

Canada

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sky Blue FC changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC in 2021

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 – List of Players: Canada" (PDF). FIFA. 5 August 2021. p. 3. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 October 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ Evelyne Viens at the Canadian Soccer Association
  3. ^ Béland, Gabriel (10 November 2016). "Évelyne Viens - La buteuse vende du nord" [Évelyne Viens - The striker from the north]. La Presse (in French).
  4. ^ "Portrait N°10 - Evelyne Viens". Alké Soccer.
  5. ^ "Evelyne Viens – Women's Soccer". USF Athletics.
  6. ^ Boutin, Richard (22 February 2021). "Une première présence dans le maillot canadien pour Evelyne Viens" [A first appearance in the Canadian jersey for Evelyne Viens]. Le Journal de Québec (in French).
  7. ^ a b Santos, Leo (6 August 2021). "Viens first USF alum in history to win gold in Olympics". The Oracle. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Comeback Bulls Take Down Kentucky, 3–2". USF Athletics.
  9. ^ "PLSQ féminine : le groupe du Dynamo de Québec dévoilé !" [Women's PLSQ: the Dynamo de Québec group unveiled!]. Just eSoccer (in French). 11 April 2018.
  10. ^ Brown, Nolan (3 July 2019). "The case for Evelyne Viens". The Oracle.
  11. ^ "USF's Viens Selected at No. 5 Overall in 2020 NWSL Draft". USF Athletics.
  12. ^ "OL Reign 0–0 Sky Blue FC". NWSLSoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Canada's Bianca St. Georges helps Chicago reach Challenge Cup final with 3–2 win over Sky Blue". The Globe and Mail. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  14. ^ Paris, Valentin (28 August 2020). "Evelyne Viens prêtée au Paris FC" [Evelyne Viens loaned to Paris FC]. Paris FC (in French).
  15. ^ Paris, Valentin (17 March 2021). "Fin du prêt d'Evelyne Viens" [End of Evelyne Viens' loan]. Paris FC (in French).
  16. ^ "Välkommen Evelyne" [Welcome Evelyne]. Kristianstads (in Swedish). 16 December 2021.
  17. ^ Téotonio, Jean-François (3 October 2022). "Le bonheur suédois d'Evelyne Viens" [The Swedish happiness of Evelyne Viens]. La Presse (in French).
  18. ^ Butler, Signa (16 February 2021). "Minus veteran stars, Canada sends young roster into SheBelieves Cup tournament". CBC.
  19. ^ Davidson, Neil (22 February 2021). "Canadian forward Evelyne Viens enjoying 1st taste of international soccer at SheBelieves Cup". CBC.
  20. ^ Molinaro, John (22 February 2021). "Evelyne Viens: 'Pretty unreal' to make CanWNT debut vs. United States". Canadian Premier League.
  21. ^ Press, The Canadian (9 April 2021). "Canada beats Wales in soccer friendly but loses captain Christine Sinclair to injury – TSN.ca". TSN.
  22. ^ @CanadaSoccerEN (23 June 2021). "Canada Soccer unveils Women's National Team roster for the Tokyo Olympic Games" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  23. ^ "Canadian women's soccer team delivers thrilling Olympic gold-medal victory over Sweden". CBC Sports.
  24. ^ Evelyne Viens at Soccerway
  25. ^ a b "PLSQ Stats Archive" (in French). TSI Sports.

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