Jordyn Huitema

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Jordyn Huitema
Jordyn Huitema.jpg
Huitema playing for Canada in 2017
Personal information
Full name Jordyn Pamela Huitema
Date of birth (2001-05-08) May 8, 2001 (age 20)
Place of birth Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 23
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– Paris Saint-Germain 27 (4)
National team
2014–2016 Canada U15 19 (11)
2016–2018 Canada U17 29 (20)
2018– Canada U20 15 (9)
2017– Canada 35 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 4, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 13, 2021

Jordyn Pamela Huitema (born May 8, 2001) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Division 1 Féminine club Paris Saint-Germain and the Canada national team.

Having scored her first national team goal at the age of 16, she became the top Canadian scorer in the history of the UEFA Women's Champions League before she turned 20, and has been named as a potential heir to Canadian legend Christine Sinclair.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Huitema was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She began playing soccer at four years of age with Chilliwack FC.[1] She attended middle school at Rosedale Middle School in Chilliwack.[5] Her brother, Brody, was a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program and played for Duke University.[6][7] Her second brother, Trent, played ice hockey in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the Humboldt Broncos.[8][9]

Club career[edit]

TSS FC Rovers[edit]

Huitema would sign with TSS FC Rovers of the Women's Premier Soccer League for the 2018 season.[10]

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.[11] She started for PSG during their pre-season friendly against Manchester City Women on July 24, at the University of Portland.[12] 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.[13]

On January 24, 2019, Huitema announced that she would forgo college and turn pro.[14] On May 17, 2019, PSG confirmed Huitema had signed a four-year contract with the club.[15]

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.[16]

International[edit]

Youth teams[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.[17] The Canadians would go on to win the inaugural edition of the tournament in a penalty shoot-out,[18] with Huitema scoring the winning shoot-out goal.[19] 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.[20] Huitema played in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[21] There, she scored her first goal in FIFA competition in a 3–2 win over Cameroon.[22] 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.[23] 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.[24] 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.[25] On January 12, 2018, Huitema was named to Canada's squad for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago.[26] In the first game of the tournament, Huitema scored twice in a 3–1 win over Costa Rica.[27] 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.[28] She would play 66 minutes in a 4–0 victory over Haiti which resulted in Canada winning their group.[29] 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.[30] 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.[31] Canada would lose the match by a score of 1–0 and fail to qualify for the World Cup.[32] Huitema was the tournament's top scorer with five goals and was named to the Best XI of the championship.[33][34]

Senior team[edit]

Her senior national team debut came on March 8, 2017 in the final of the 2017 Algarve Cup versus Spain.[35] The cap made her the third youngest player to appear in a match for the senior national team.[36] Her first goal for the senior team came on June 11, 2017 in a friendly against Costa Rica at BMO Field in Toronto.[37] The tally made her the second youngest goal scorer in the history of the national team.[38] She would score a second goal less than a minute later.[39][40] 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.[41] She came into the first game as a substitute in the 90th minute for Janine Beckie at BC Place in Vancouver.[42] In February 2018, Huitema was called into Canada's squad for the 2018 Algarve Cup by new coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller.[43] 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.[44]

On May 25, 2019, she was named in the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[45]

Personal life[edit]

She has been in a relationship with fellow Canadian Alphonso Davies, who plays for Bayern Munich, since September 2017.[46]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of June 4, 2021[47][48]
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 Division 1 Féminine 16 3 1 0 6 2 0 0 23 5
Career total 27 4 4 0 10 6 1 0 42 10
  1. ^ Appearance in Trophée des Championnes

International[edit]

As of match played April 13, 2021
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 2 0
Total 35 13
As of match played March 7, 2020
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

Goal
Date Location Opponent Score Result
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

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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