Canada women's national soccer team

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Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Sub-confederation NAFU (North America)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Head coach John Herdman[1]
Captain Christine Sinclair
Most caps Christine Sinclair (230)
Top scorer Christine Sinclair (158)
FIFA code CAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 11 Steady (December 18, 2015)
Highest 6 (March 2011)
Lowest 13 (December 2005)
First international
 United States 2–0 Canada 
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
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 7/7 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
Total 2/5 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

Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino[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]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Coach John Herdman announced his 23-player squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup on April 27, 2015.[3][4]

Caps and goals through December 20, 2015 match against Brazil.

Head coach: John Herdman

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erin McLeod (1983-02-26) February 26, 1983 (age 32) 112 0 United States Houston Dash
23 1GK Karina LeBlanc (1980-03-30) March 30, 1980 (age 35) 110 0 United States Chicago Red Stars
21 1GK Stephanie Labbé (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 29) 27 0 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
2 2DF Emily Zurrer (1987-07-12) July 12, 1987 (age 28) 82 3 Sweden Jitex BK
3 2DF Kadeisha Buchanan (1995-11-05) November 5, 1995 (age 20) 48 2 United States West Virginia
4 2DF Carmelina Moscato (1984-05-02) May 2, 1984 (age 31) 94 2 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
5 2DF Robyn Gayle (1985-10-31) October 31, 1985 (age 30) 81 2 United States Washington Spirit
7 2DF Rhian Wilkinson (1982-05-12) May 12, 1982 (age 33) 168 7 United States Portland Thorns
10 2DF Lauren Sesselmann (1983-08-14) August 14, 1983 (age 32) 46 1 United States Houston Dash
15 2DF Allysha Chapman (1989-01-25) January 25, 1989 (age 27) 21 1 United States Houston Dash
20 2DF Marie-Ève Nault (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 33) 70 1 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
6 3MF Kaylyn Kyle (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 27) 101 6 United States Orlando Pride
8 3MF Diana Matheson (1984-04-06) April 6, 1984 (age 31) 171 16 United States Washington Spirit
11 3MF Desiree Scott (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 28) 99 0 England Notts County
13 3MF Sophie Schmidt (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 27) 137 16 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
17 3MF Jessie Fleming (1998-03-11) March 11, 1998 (age 17) 26 2 Canada Nor'West SC
18 3MF Selenia Iacchelli (1986-06-05) June 5, 1986 (age 29) 4 0 Unattached
22 3MF Ashley Lawrence (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 20) 30 1 United States West Virginia
9 4FW Josée Bélanger (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 29) 39 7 Sweden FC Rosengård
12 4FW Christine Sinclair (c) (1983-06-12) June 12, 1983 (age 32) 232 158 United States Portland Thorns
14 4FW Melissa Tancredi (1981-12-27) December 27, 1981 (age 34) 109 22 United States Chicago Red Stars
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

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have earned at least one cap in 2015. Stats are accurate through December 20 game against Brazil.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Kailen Sheridan (1995-07-16) July 16, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 United States Clemson University
2 2DF Victoria Pickett (1996-08-12) August 12, 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Canada Glen Shields SC
4 2DF Shelina Zadorsky (1992-08-24) August 24, 1992 (age 23) 9 2 Sweden Vittsjo
5 2DF Kinley McNicoll (1994-04-17) April 17, 1994 (age 21) 4 0 United States University of Wisconsin
6 2DF Rebecca Quinn (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 20) 17 1 United States Duke University
16 2DF Chelsea Stewart (1990-04-28) April 28, 1990 (age 25) 48 0 United States Western New York Flash
2DF Kennedy Faulknor (1996-06-30) June 30, 1996 (age 19) 4 0 Canada Unionville-Milliken SC
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
3MF Deanne Rose 3 0 Canada Scarborough GS United
11 4FW Janine Beckie (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 21) 14 4 United States Texas Tech
12 4FW Nkem Ezurike (1992-03-19) March 19, 1992 (age 23) 8 0 United States Boston Breakers
14 4FW Gabrielle Carle (1998-08-12) August 12, 1998 (age 17) 7 0 Canada Dynamo de Quebec
15 4FW Marie Lavasseur (1997-05-18) May 18, 1997 (age 18) 6 0 Canada Dynamo de Quebec
9 4FW Sarah Stratikagis (1999-03-07) March 7, 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Canada Woodbridge SC
19 4FW Nichelle Prince (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 20) 7 3 United States Ohio State[5]

Top goalscorers[edit]

bold players are still active

Rank Name Career Caps Goals
1 Christine Sinclair 2000– 232 158
2 Charmaine Hooper 1986–2004 129 71
3 Silvana Burtini 1987–2003 77 38
4 Kara Lang 2002–2010 92 34
5 Andrea Neil 1991–2007 132 24
6 Melissa Tancredi 2004– 109 22
7 Sophie Schmidt 2005– 137 16
Diana Matheson 2003– 171 16
9 Christine Latham 2000–2006 49 15
10 Randee Hermus 2000–2009 113 12

Top 10 most-capped[edit]

Rank Name Career Caps Goals Assists
1 Christine Sinclair 2000- 232 158 39
2 Diana Matheson 2003- 171 16 20
3 Rhian Wilkinson 2003- 168 7 22
4 Sophie Schmidt 2005- 137 16 9
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 Candace Chapman 2002-2012 114 6 6
9 Randee Hermus 1999-2008 113 12 3
10 Erin McLeod 2002- 112 0 0

Most clean sheets (five or more)[edit]

Rank Name Career Caps Cleansheets
1 Karina LeBlanc 1998-2015 110 47
2 Erin McLeod 2002- 111 40
3 Nicci Wright 1996-2002 37 11
4 Stephanie Labbe 2008- 21 9
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 Dec 20, 2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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