Chelsea Stewart

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Chelsea Stewart
Chelsea Stewart (cropped).JPG
Personal information
Full name Chelsea Blaine Stewart[1]
Date of birth (1990-04-28) April 28, 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Denver, Colorado, United States[2]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 15
Youth career
2004–2007 Mountain Vista High School
2007–2008 Shattuck-Saint Mary's
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Vanderbilt University
2011–2013 UCLA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 (0)
2014 Boston Breakers 10 (0)
2014 INAC Kobe Leonessa (loan) 2 (0)
2015 Western New York Flash 3 (0)
2016– SC Freiburg 0 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Canada U-20 24 (4)
2009– Canada 44 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 15, 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 29, 2013

Chelsea Blaine Stewart (born April 28, 1990) is a soccer player who plays as a defender for the German Bundesliga club SC Freiburg. She is also a member of Canada women's national soccer team.


Stewart was born in Denver, Colorado to a Canadian father and an Italian mother (from Naples).[3][4] She was raised in Denver and The Pas, Manitoba, her father's homeland.[4] She comes from a family of sport. Her father and brother both played ice hockey while her sister is also a soccer player.[5] She was raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Youth career[edit]

Stewart attended Vanderbilt University her freshman year and scored 3 goals in 18 games for the Commodores.[6] She then transferred to UCLA, and after sitting out a year because of national team commitments, scored 2 goals in 66 games for the Bruins.[6][7]

Club career[edit]

In January 2014, the Canadian women's national team allocated Stewart to the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).[8] She signed on loan for Japanese club INAC Kobe Leonessa in October 2014.[9] In 2015, Stewart returned to the NWSL after the Western New York Flash signed her as a Discovery Player.[10] Stewart was waived by the Flash on July 22, 2015.[11] Stewart signed for Bundesliga club SC Freiburg on August 8, 2016.[12]

International career[edit]

Stewart has represented Canada on the U-20 youth as well as participating in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. When the Canadian team that competed in the 2012 Olympics defeated France 1–0 on August 9, 2012 in the bronze medal match, Stewart was awarded a medal since she had played in four of the matches for Canada.[13]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Players – Canada" (PDF). FIFA. July 28, 2014. p. 3. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ Chelsea Stewart – Defender Boston Breakers
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b Canadian Soccer Association bio
  5. ^ "Female stars keeping it in the family". FIFA. April 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  9. ^ "チェルシー選手 新加入のお知らせ" (in Japanese). INAC Kobe Leonessa. October 9, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "#19 Chelsea Stewart, D". Western New York Flash. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Flash Waive Defender Chelsea Stewart". Western New York Flash. July 22, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Freiburg verpflichtet Kanadierin Stewart" (in German). German Football Association. August 8, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ Fifa Statistics