Jordyn Huitema

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Jordyn Huitema
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Huitema with her 2020 Olympic gold medal in 2021
Personal information
Full name Jordyn Pamela Huitema[1]
Date of birth (2001-05-08) May 8, 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
OL Reign
Number 9
Youth career
2005–2011 Chilliwack FC
2012–2014 Surrey United
2015–2018 Vancouver Whitecaps
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 TSS FC Rovers
2019–2022 Paris Saint-Germain 45 (6)
2022– OL Reign 0 (0)
National team
2014–2016 Canada U15 11 (8)
2016–2018 Canada U17 18 (7)
2018 Canada U20 5 (5)
2017– Canada 50 (14)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of June 18, 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of June 26, 2022

Jordyn Pamela Huitema (/ˈhtɪmə/ HY-tim-ə; born May 8, 2001) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for National Women's Soccer League club OL Reign and the Canada national team.

She scored her first national team goal at the age of 16, became the top Canadian scorer in the UEFA Women's Champions League before she turned 20 and has been named as a potential heir to Canadian legend Christine Sinclair.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Huitema was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She began playing soccer at four years of age with Chilliwack FC.[2] She attended middle school at Rosedale Middle School in Chilliwack.[6] She attended Burnaby Central Secondary as part of the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX program.[7] Her brother, Brody, was a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program and played for Duke University.[8][9] Her second brother, Trent, played ice hockey in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the Humboldt Broncos.[10][11]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Huitema would sign with TSS FC Rovers of the Women's Premier Soccer League for the 2018 season.[12]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On July 23, 2018, it was announced that Huitema would play with PSG Féminines during the 2018 Women's International Champions Cup (WICC). She did not sign a professional contract with the team, allowing her to maintain college eligibility.[13] She started for PSG during their pre-season friendly against Manchester City Women on July 24, at the University of Portland.[14] Huitema was also in the starting lineup for PSG's semi-final match in the International Champions Cup, they lost 2–1 to the North Carolina Courage.[15]

On January 24, 2019, Huitema announced that she would forgo college and turn pro.[16] On May 17, 2019, PSG confirmed Huitema had signed a four-year contract with the club.[17]

On June 4, 2021, Huitema scored a header in the final minutes of a 3–0 victory over Dijon to seal the Division 1 Féminine title for Paris Saint-Germain, the first league title for the club.[18]

OL Reign[edit]

On June 18, 2022, Huitema transferred to American club OL Reign and signed a two-year contract.[19]

International career[edit]

Huitema playing for Canada in 2017

Youth[edit]

Huitema made her first junior appearance for Canada with the national under-15 team on August 7, 2014, against Puerto Rico in a 5–0 victory at the CONCACAF Girls Under-15 Championship.[20] The Canadians would go on to win the inaugural edition of the tournament in a penalty shoot-out,[21] with Huitema scoring the winning shoot-out goal.[22] She would go on to make 10 more appearances for the under-15 squad. Huitema's debut for the under-17 team came on March 3, 2016, at the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship in a 3–0 win against Guatemala.[23] Huitema also played in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[24] There, she scored her first goal in FIFA competition in a 3–2 win over Cameroon.[25] She made 7 more appearances for the under-17 team. On July 6, 2017, Huitema made her first appearance for the under-20 team, scoring a goal in a 4–1 win over the United States.[26] After scoring in a 3–1 loss to China in an under 17 match on July 12, 2017, Huitema became the first Canadian to score for the under 17, under 20 and senior national team in the same calendar year.[27] In 2017, she was named the Canada U-17 Female Player of the Year for her performances with the U-17, U-20 and senior teams throughout the year.[28] On January 12, 2018, Huitema was named to Canada's squad for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago.[29] In the first game of the tournament, Huitema scored twice in a 3–1 win over Costa Rica.[30] In the second game, Huitema scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 win over hosts Trinidad & Tobago, which clinched Canada's progress into the semi-finals.[31] She would play 66 minutes in a 4–0 victory over Haiti which resulted in Canada winning their group.[32] In the semi-finals against Mexico, Huitema played the full game in a 1–1 draw. Canada would lose the match 4–3 on penalty kicks in which Huitema saw her attempt saved.[33] Canada would require a win over Haiti in the third place match to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France later in the year.[34] Canada would lose the match by a score of 1–0 and fail to qualify for the World Cup.[35] Huitema was the tournament's top scorer with five goals and was named to the Best XI of the championship.[36][37]

Senior[edit]

Her senior national team debut came on March 8, 2017, in the final of the 2017 Algarve Cup versus Spain.[38] The cap made her the third youngest player to appear in a match for the senior national team.[39] Her first goal for the senior team came on June 11, 2017, in a friendly against Costa Rica at BMO Field in Toronto.[40] The tally made her the second youngest goal scorer in the history of the national team.[41] She would score a second goal less than a minute later.[42][43] Huitema received a call-up to the national team for a two-game friendly series against the United States on November 9 and 12, 2017.[44] She came into the first game as a substitute in the 90th minute for Janine Beckie at BC Place in Vancouver.[45] In February 2018, Huitema was called into Canada's squad for the 2018 Algarve Cup by new coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller.[46] Huitema would start the second match for Canada against Russia, drawing a first half penalty which was converted by captain Christine Sinclair, the lone goal in a 1–0 victory.[47]

On May 25, 2019, she was named in the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[48]

On August 6, 2021, Huitema won Gold at Tokyo 2020, as Canada defeated Sweden on penalties (3-2). Huitema substituted Christine Sinclair at the 86 minute mark, but did not take a penalty.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2017, Huitema had been in a long-term relationship with Bayern Munich player and fellow Canadian Alphonso Davies.[citation needed] On May 22, 2022, however, Davies confirmed on social media that the two had separated.[49]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of June 18, 2022[50][51]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain 2019–20 Division 1 Féminine 11 1 3 0 4 4 1[a] 0 19 5
2020–21 16 3 1 0 6 2 23 5
2021–22 18 2 4 0 7 6 29 8
Total 45 6 8 0 17 12 1 0 71 18
OL Reign 2022 NWSL 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 45 6 8 0 17 12 1 0 71 18
  1. ^ Appearance in Trophée des Championnes

International[edit]

As of match played April 11, 2022
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Canada 2017 7 2
2018 8 4
2019 10 0
2020 8 7
2021 12 1
2022 4 0
Total 49 14

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Huitema goal.

List of international goals scored by Jordyn Huitema
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 11, 2017 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada  Costa Rica

5950.09005 5–0

6050.10005 6–0

Friendly
2

5950.09005 6–0

3 October 8, 2018 H-E-B Park, Edinburg  Cuba

5950.09005 2–0

6050.10005 12–0

2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
4

5950.09005 5–0

5

5950.09005 6–0

6

5950.09005 11–0

7 January 29, 2020 H-E-B Park, Edinburg  Saint Kitts and Nevis

5950.09005 10–0

5950.09005 11–0

2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship
8 February 1, 2020 H-E-B Park, Edinburg  Jamaica

5950.09005 1–0

6050.10005 9–0

2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship
9

5950.09005 5–0

10

5950.09005 6–0

11

5950.09005 8–0

12

5950.09005 9–0

13 February 7, 2020 Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California  Costa Rica

5950.09005 1–0

6050.10005 1–0

2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship
14 November 27, 2021 Centro de Alto Rendimiento, Mexico City  Mexico

5950.09005 2–1

6050.10005 2–1

Friendly

Honours[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain

Canada

Individual

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