Canada women's national soccer team

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Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Confederation CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Sub-confederation NAFU (North America)
Head coach John Herdman[1]
Captain Christine Sinclair
Most caps Christine Sinclair (236)
Top scorer Christine Sinclair (162)
FIFA code CAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 10 Steady (June 24, 2016)
Highest 6 (March 2011)
Lowest 13 (December 2005)
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 6 (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.

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 medalists 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. Canada hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England. Canada set the tournament and team record for attendance in the process, with 1,353,506 and 54,027 respectively.[2]

Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Result Rank Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify
Sweden 1995 Group stage 10/12 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 Quarterfinals 6/24 5 2 2 1 4 3
Total 6/7 22 6 5 12 39 48

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 7 6
United Kingdom 2012 Third Place 6 3 1 2 12 8
Brazil 2016 Qualified - - - - - -
Total 3/6 10 4 2 4 19 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

International Women's Football Tournament[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
Brazil 2010 1Champions 4 3 1 0 8 2 Carolina Morace
Brazil 2013 1Third Place 4 2 1 1 3 1 John Herdman
Brazil 2015 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 9 5 John Herdman
Total 3/7 12 7 2 3 20 8

Pan-American Games[edit]

  • 1999 – Fourth place
  • 2003Med 2.png Silver medal
  • 2007Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • 2011Med 1.png Gold medal
  • 2015 - Fourth Place

Cyprus Cup[edit]

Algarve Cup[edit]

Four Nations Tournament[edit]

Recent schedule and results[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Coach John Herdman announced his 18-player squad for the friendly against France on July 29, 2016 and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Caps and goals through June 7, 2016 match against Brazil.

Head coach: John Herdman

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Stephanie Labbé (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 29) 34 0 United States Washington Spirit
20 1GK Sabrina D'Angelo (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993 (age 23) 2 0 United States Western New York Flash

3 2DF Kadeisha Buchanan (1995-11-05) November 5, 1995 (age 20) 60 3 United States West Virginia
4 2DF Shelina Zadorsky (1992-08-24) August 24, 1992 (age 23) 20 3 United States Washington Spirit
6 2DF Rebecca Quinn (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 20) 25 3 United States Duke University
7 2DF Rhian Wilkinson (1982-05-12) May 12, 1982 (age 34) 175 7 Unattached
9 2DF Josée Bélanger (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 30) 50 7 United States Orlando Pride
15 2DF Allysha Chapman (1989-01-25) January 25, 1989 (age 27) 32 1 United States Houston Dash

6 3MF Deanne Rose (1999-01-01) January 1, 1999 (age 17) 12 3 Canada Scarborough GS United
8 3MF Diana Matheson (1984-04-06) April 6, 1984 (age 32) 183 17 United States Washington Spirit
11 3MF Desiree Scott (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 28) 110 0 United States FC Kansas City
13 3MF Sophie Schmidt (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 28) 149 16 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
17 3MF Jessie Fleming (1998-03-11) March 11, 1998 (age 18) 33 3 United States UCLA
22 3MF Ashley Lawrence (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 21) 42 4 United States West Virginia

11 4FW Janine Beckie (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 21) 23 10 United States Houston Dash
12 4FW Christine Sinclair (c) (1983-06-12) June 12, 1983 (age 33) 243 162 United States Portland Thorns
14 4FW Melissa Tancredi (1981-12-27) December 27, 1981 (age 34) 118 25 Unattached
15 4FW Nichelle Prince (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 21) 16 6 United States Ohio State

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have earned at least one cap since 2015. Stats are accurate through June 7 game against Brazil.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erin McLeodINJ (1983-02-26) February 26, 1983 (age 33) 115 0 Sweden FC Rosengård
18 1GK Kailen Sheridan (1995-07-16) July 16, 1995 (age 21) 2 0 United States Clemson University
23 1GK Karina LeBlancRET (1980-03-30) March 30, 1980 (age 36) 110 0 Retired

2 2DF Emily Zurrer (1987-07-12) July 12, 1987 (age 29) 82 3 Sweden Jitex BK
2 2DF Victoria Pickett (1996-08-12) August 12, 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Canada Glen Shields SC
4 2DF Carmelina Moscato (1984-05-02) May 2, 1984 (age 32) 94 2 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
5 2DF Robyn Gayle (1985-10-31) October 31, 1985 (age 30) 81 2 United States Washington Spirit
5 2DF Kinley McNicoll (1994-04-17) April 17, 1994 (age 22) 4 0 United States University of Wisconsin
10 2DF Lauren Sesselmann (1983-08-14) August 14, 1983 (age 32) 46 1 United States Houston Dash
16 2DF Chelsea Stewart (1990-04-28) April 28, 1990 (age 26) 48 0 United States Western New York Flash
20 2DF Marie-Ève Nault (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 34) 70 1 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
2DF Kennedy Faulknor (1996-06-30) June 30, 1996 (age 20) 4 0 Canada Unionville-Milliken SC

6 3MF Kaylyn Kyle (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 27) 101 6 United States Orlando Pride
7 3MF Danica Wu (1992-08-13) August 13, 1992 (age 23) 5 0 Germany Herforder SV
8 3MF Emma Fletcher (1995-02-04) February 4, 1995 (age 21) 4 1 United States Cal Berkeley
13 3MF Sarah Kinzner (1997-08-28) August 28, 1997 (age 18) 4 0 Canada Foothills United
18 3MF Selenia Iacchelli (1986-06-05) June 5, 1986 (age 30) 4 0 Unattached

12 4FW Nkem Ezurike (1992-03-19) March 19, 1992 (age 24) 8 0 United States Boston Breakers
15 4FW Marie Lavasseur (1997-05-18) May 18, 1997 (age 19) 6 0 Canada Dynamo de Quebec
9 4FW Sarah Stratikagis (1999-03-07) March 7, 1999 (age 17) 3 0 Canada Woodbridge SC
16 4FW Jonelle Filigno (1990-09-24) September 24, 1990 (age 25) 71 11 United States Sky Blue
19 4FW Adriana Leon (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 23) 38 5 United States Chicago Red Stars
4FW Summer Clarke (1995-09-15) September 15, 1995 (age 20) 1 1 United States Louisiana State University


Notes:

  • RET = Retired from the national team
  • INJ = Injured
  • Position legend: GK=goalkeeper; DF=Defender; MF=Midfielder; FW=Forward.

Top goalscorers[edit]

bold players are still active

Rank Name Career Caps Goals
1 Christine Sinclair 2000– 243 162
2 Charmaine Hooper 1986–2004 129 71
3 Silvana Burtini 1987–2003 77 38
4 Kara Lang 2002–2010 92 34
5 Melissa Tancredi 2004- 118 25
6 Andrea Neil 1991–2007 132 24
7 Diana Matheson 2003– 183 17
8 Sophie Schmidt 2005– 149 16
9 Christine Latham 2000–2006 49 15
10 Randee Hermus 2000–2009 113 12

Most Assists

Rank Name Career Caps Assists
1 Christine Sinclair 2000- 243 45
2 Rhian Wilkinson 2003- 175 23
3 Diana Matheson 2003- 181 20
3 Melissa Tancredi 2004- 116 20
5 Sophie Schmidt 2005- 147 15
6 Brittany Baxter 2002-2014 132 7
6 Josée Bélanger 2010- 48 7
8 Charmaine Hooper 1986- 2006 128 6
8 Kara Lang 2002-2010 92 6
8 Candace Chapman 2002-2012 114 6

Top 10 most-capped[edit]

Rank Name Career Caps Goals Assists
1 Christine Sinclair 2000- 243 162 45
2 Diana Matheson 2003- 181 17 20
3 Rhian Wilkinson 2003- 175 7 23
4 Sophie Schmidt 2005- 149 16 15
5 Brittany Baxter 2002-2014 132 5 7
5 Andrea Neil 1991-2007 132 23 3
7 Charmaine Hooper 1986-2006 128 71 6
8 Melissa Tancredi 2004- 116 25 20
9 Erin McLeod 2002- 115 0 0
10 Candace Chapman 2002-2012 114 6 6

Most clean sheets (five or more)[edit]

Rank Name Career Caps Cleansheets
1 Karina LeBlanc 1998-2015 110 47
2 Erin McLeod 2002- 115 42
3 Nicci Wright 1996-2002 37 11
4 Stephanie Labbe 2008- 32 10
5 Carla Chin 1987-1995 22 8
6 Wendy Hawthorne 1990-1995 12 6
7 Tanya Swiatek 1986-2006 24 5

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 June 8, 2016

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. 
  2. ^ "Key figures from the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015". FIFA. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 

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
2014 United States