Shelina Zadorsky

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Shelina Zadorsky
Shelina Zadorsky 2016 Olympics (cropped).jpg
Zadorsky in 2016
Personal information
Full name Shelina Laura Zadorsky[1]
Date of birth (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth London, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 3
Youth career
Kitchener SC
Toronto Lynx
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Michigan Wolverines
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Ottawa Fury
2014–2015 Perth Glory 14 (1)
2015 Vittsjö GIK 18 (0)
2016–2017 Washington Spirit 32 (0)
2018–2020 Orlando Pride 39 (1)
2020Tottenham Hotspur (loan) 8 (0)
2021– Tottenham Hotspur 33 (1)
National team
2008 Canada U-17 9 (2)
2010–2012 Canada U-20 10 (1)
2010–2012 Canada U-23 5 (2)
2015– Canada 78 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of May 8, 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of July 8, 2021

Shelina Laura Zadorsky (born October 24, 1992) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a centre-back for FA Women's Super League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Canada national team.[3] She previously played for Australian W-League club Perth Glory[4] and Swedish top-division club Vittsjö GIK. Zadorsky won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics and won a gold medal with Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Club career[edit]

Ottawa Fury FC[edit]

Zadorsky played for USL W-League side Ottawa Fury Women, helping captain them go to a second-place finish in the 2013 Central Conference final and a win in 2014.[5] The Fury disbanded its long-standing women's program in March 2015 for "business reasons".[6]

Perth Glory[edit]

Zadorsky was signed by Australian side Perth Glory on August 1, 2014 ahead the 2014 W-League season.[7][8] Zadorsky played 14 games for the Glory, scoring one goal and helping them reach the regular season win and a Grand Final appearance.

Vittsjö GIK[edit]

Following the folding of the Fury, Zadorsky signed with Damallsvenskan side Vittsjö GIK, in the top flight of Swedish football, on March 29, 2015.[9] She appeared 18 times for side during the 2015 season.

Washington Spirit[edit]

On February 8, 2016, it was announced that Zadorsky would play for the Washington Spirit for the 2016 season of the National Women's Soccer League via the NWSL Player Allocation[10] She played 11 regular season matches, starting 10, totaling 911 minutes in the regular season, as well as played the entire match for both post season matches. Zadorsky recorded assist in the semifinal to Ali Krieger to give the Spirit the early lead on the way to the team's first ever semifinal victory. Zadorsky was voted Spirit Newcomer of the Year for 2016.[11]

Shelina Zadorsky 4.jpg

She played 21 games for the Spirit in 2017, serving as the side's captain.[12]

Orlando Pride[edit]

On January 23, 2018 Zadorsky was traded to the Orlando Pride in exchange for Aubrey Bledsoe and a first round draft pick.[13][14][15] Zadorsky played in 23 games during her first season with the Pride. She was reassigned as a federation player to the Pride ahead of the 2019 season.[16] On September 29, 2019, Zadorsky scored her first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw with Sky Blue FC.[17] In March 2020, the impending NWSL season was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. An eventual restart was made through a smaller schedule 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup tournament.[18][19] However, on June 22, Orlando withdrew from the tournament following positive COVID-19 tests among both players and staff.[20]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

In August 2020, due to Orlando Pride withdrawing from the Challenge Cup due to COVID-19, Zadorsky moved to English FA WSL club Tottenham Hotspur on loan ahead of the 2020–21 season.[21] The loan was made permanent through the end of the season in January 2021.[22]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Zadorsky made her debut for Canada's youth teams at the age of 14. She won a bronze medal at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship, represented Canada at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand, played for Canada at their fourth-place finish at the 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Guatemala, won silver at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Panama and represented Canada at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.[23]

Senior[edit]

Zadorsky made her full team debut on January 14, 2013 at the age of 20. While Zadorsky did not make the 2015 Women's World Cup roster, she was in the side that finished fourth at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. She was on the roster and played on the Canadian side which won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

On May 25, 2019 she was named to the roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of May 8, 2022[25]
Club League Season League Playoffs Domestic Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Perth Glory W-League 2014–15 14 1 14 1
Vittsjö GIK Damallsvenskan 2015 18 0 1 0 19 0
Washington Spirit NWSL 2016 11 0 2 0 13 0
2017 21 0 21 0
Total 32 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Orlando Pride NWSL 2018 23 0 23 0
2019 16 1 16 1
Total 39 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 1
Tottenham Hotspur (loan) FA WSL 2020–21 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 11 1
Tottenham Hotspur 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
2021–22 21 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 26 1
Total 41 1 0 0 3 0 8 1 52 2
Career total 142 3 2 0 4 0 8 1 156 4

International goals[edit]

As of match played February 4, 2020. Canada score listed first, score column indicates score after each Zadorsky goal.[26]
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 March 9, 2016 Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal, Portugal  Brazil 1–0 2–1 2016 Algarve Cup final [27]
2 February 4, 2020 H-E-B Park, Edinburg, Texas, United States  Mexico 2–0 2–0 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying [28]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Perth Glory

International[edit]

Canada U20

Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shelina Zadorsky". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "Shelina Zadorsky". olympic.ca. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Prusina, Sandra (January 24, 2016). "Defender Zadorsky eyes spot with Canadian team". Sports Net. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Glory sign Canadian defender Shelina Zadorsky". The Women's Game. August 1, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Fitting together: Ottawa Fury women set to take the field". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Fury women's team shut down". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "GLORY SIGN CANADIAN DEFENDER SHELINA ZADORSKY". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "W-League: Mum's the word for Glory's Zadorsky". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "20.Shelina Zadorsky". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Canadian Players for 2016 Season". Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Shelina Zadorsky, Stephanie Labbé, and Lindsay Agnew Named to Canadian Algarve Cup Roster". Washington Spirit. February 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Canadian international Shelina Zadorsky on move to NWSL's Pride". May 25, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  13. ^ "Orlando Pride Acquires Defender Shelina Zadorsky from Washington Spirit". January 23, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "London's Shelina Zadorsky on the move". May 25, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "London's Shelina Zadorsky on the move". May 25, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris and Shelina Zadorsky Named Pride's 2019 Federation Players". May 25, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  17. ^ "Sky Blue FC vs. Orlando Pride September 29, 2019 match report". www.nwslsoccer.com.
  18. ^ "NWSL, CPL delay start of 2020 seasons due to Covid-19". SportBusiness. March 21, 2020.
  19. ^ "NWSL announces 2020 Challenge Cup presented by P&G and Secret". www.nwslsoccer.com.
  20. ^ "Orlando Pride Statement Regarding 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Participation". www.orlandocitysc.com.
  21. ^ "Kennedy and Zadorsky loans agreed". Tottenham Hotspur.
  22. ^ "Tottenham make Alanna Kennedy, Shelina Zadorsky deals permanent". Sky Sports.
  23. ^ "Shelina Zadorsky (CAN)". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  24. ^ "Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  25. ^ "Shelina Zadorsky Profile".
  26. ^ "Shelina Zadorsky Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com.
  27. ^ "Canada's Women's National Team wins Algarve Cup with 2-1 defeat over Brazil in final | Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com.
  28. ^ "Canada v Mexico February 4, 2020". www.concacaf.com.

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