Kelly Lindsey

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Kelly Lindsey
Personal information
Full name Kelly Ann Lindsey
Date of birth (1979-09-03) September 3, 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 91 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 San Jose CyberRays 47 (0)
Total 47 (0)
National team
2000–2002 United States 4 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Saint Mary's Gaels
2009 Sky Blue FC
2016– Afghanistan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:27, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:27, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Kelly Ann Lindsey (born September 3, 1979) is an American soccer coach and former defender who played for the United States women's national soccer team and the San Jose CyberRays of Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA). She is currently the manager for the Afghanistan Women's National Football Team.

Playing career[edit]


Lindsey attended and played college soccer for the University of Notre Dame. A tough defender with the Fighting Irish, Lindsey backstopped the team to a runners-up finish in the 1999 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship.[1]


From 2001–2003, Lindsey played for the San Jose CyberRays of the professional Women's United Soccer Association. In 2001 the CyberRays won the championship game, beating Atlanta Beat on a penalty shootout.[2] Soccer America magazine named Lindsey the 2001 Rookie of the Year.[3]

After the 2003 season Lindsey reluctantly retired from professional soccer at the age of 23, due to persistent knee injuries.[4]


Lindsey's first appearance on the United States women's national soccer team was on January 7, 2000, in an 8–1 win over Czech Republic in Melbourne, Australia.[5][6] She collected a total of four caps over the following two years,[7] but was not included in the US squads for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, or the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Lindsey was nicknamed Boof by players and supporters, owing to her hairstyle.[1]


  1. ^ a b LaFleur, Pete (November 25, 2000). "Lindsey Displays Heart Of A Champion". University of Notre Dame. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Milbrett Tops List of WUSA Post-Season Honorees". United States Soccer Federation. August 23, 2001. Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  3. ^ French, Scott (August 27, 2001). "Best of the WUSA". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Caparaz, Dean (August 11, 2003). "Tish and Boof Hang Up Their Cleats". Women's United Soccer Association. Archived from the original on September 2, 2003. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Kelly Lindsey". Soccer Times. August 23, 2001. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  6. ^ Litterer, Dave (June 16, 2011). "USA – Women – International Results". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "U.S. Women's National Team All-Time Player Appearances". United States Soccer Federation. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013.

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