Anisa Guajardo

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Anisa Guajardo
Personal information
Full name Anisa Raquel Guajardo Braff[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-10) 10 March 1991 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Fresno, California, United States[2]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number (to be announced)
Youth career
2005–2009 Buchanan High School
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Pepperdine University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Pali Blues 0 (0)
2013 Boston Breakers 0 (0)
2015–2016 Melbourne City 7 (0)
2017– Valur 0 (0)
National team
2008 Mexico U-20
2011– Mexico 13[3] (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2015

Anisa Raquel Guajardo Braff (born 10 March 1991) is an American-born Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for Icelandic club Knattspyrnufélagið Valur and the Mexico national team.

Early life[edit]

Guajardo was born in Fresno, California to parents Ellen Braff-Guajardo and Santiago Guajardo. She has one sister named Milena.

Guajardo attended Buchanan High School in Clovis, California. As a four-year varsity midfielder/forward, she scored 54 career goals and provided 20 assists. She was awarded an All-American honorable mention selection by ESPN RISE after her senior year. During her time at Buchanan, she helped lead the school to four consecutive CIF Central Section championships and three Tri-River Athletic Conference (TRAC) titles. In 2009, the team reached the finals of the CIF Southern California Regional Division I tournament, in addition to receiving a #6 national ranking and #2 ranking in California. In 2008, she was named a member of the ESPY Team of the Year.[4]

She played for East Fresno United Fusion from 2006–12 and helped the team reach the 2008 State Cup semifinals.

She also competed for Stanford Club from 2001–03 and California Odyssey from 2003–06 serving as team captain on both teams.

Pepperdine University[edit]

Guajardo attended Pepperdine University where she majored in psychology with a minor in sports medicine.[4] Ranks fourth in Pepperdine history with 27 career goals; ranks fifth in total points with 68; ranks fourth in career game-winning goals with nine.[5]

Club career[edit]

Pali Blues[edit]

Guajardo played for the Pali Blues from 2011–12.[6] In May 2011, she was named to the W-League Team of the Week.[7]

Boston Breakers[edit]

In January 2013, Guajardo was included in a list of 55 players from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico national teams that were allocated to the eight teams in the new National Women's Soccer League. She was allocated to the Boston Breakers[8] but, after not playing in 2013, the FMF dropped her allocation.[9]

Houston Dash[edit]

In early 2014, Guajardo was a trialist for the Houston Dash, also of the NWSL. She was brought in as a substitute during two preseason games,[10][11] but was ultimately not signed by the club.


On 4 February 2017, Icelandic side Valur announced Guajardo as one of their signings for that year's season.[12]

International career[edit]

Guajardo competed with the U-17 Mexican Women's National Team at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago in July 2008. In August 2008 she joined the U-20 Mexican Women's National Team.[5] Her first senior Mexican Women's National Team call up was in November 2011 and she received her first cap on November 20, 2011 versus France. On January 22, 2012 during the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament she earned a hat trick against the Dominican Republic.[13] Guajardo participated in the 2013 Algarve Cup.


  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Las Delanteras de la Selección Femenil de México que Participarán en Canadá 2015". Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación, A.C. (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Anisa Guajardo player profile". Pepperdine University. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "10 Anisa Guajardo". Pepperdine Sports. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Guajardo Returns To Pali Blues". W League. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Eddy, Guajardo Named to W-League Team of the Week". Pali Blues. Retrieved 12 January 2013. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Women's Soccer: Waves Standout Anisa Guajardo Joins Boston Breakers for 2013". Pepperdine University. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Lauletta, Dan (3 January 2014). "NWSL allocation 2014: Team-by-team breakdown". The Equalizer. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  10. ^ The Equalizer Staff (22 March 2014). "Red Stars, KC tie in rare preseason NWSL meeting". The Equalizer. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  11. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (29 March 2014). "Saturday brings mixed results for NWSL teams". The Equalizer. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Knattspyrnudeild Vals semur við landsliðskonu frá Mexíkó" (in Icelandic). Valur. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Anisa Guajardo – Forward". Boston Breakers Soccer. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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