Sophie Schmidt

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Sophie Schmidt
Sophie schmidt.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-06-28) 28 June 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sky Blue FC
Number 13
Youth career
2004 Abbotsford Rush
2007–2010 Portland Pilots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 39 (6)
2011 magicJack 11 (1)
2012 Kristianstads DFF 6 (0)
2013– Sky Blue FC 19 (7)
National team
2004 Canada U17 3 (0)
2004–2008 Canada U20 28 (3)
2005– Canada 118 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 20, 2014

Sophie Diana Schmidt (born 28 June 1988) is a Canadian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League. She is also a member of the Canadian national team, with whom she won Olympic bronze at London 2012.

Early life[edit]

Schmidt was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Elmer and Cornelia Schmidt. She attended W. J. Mouat Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia and played for the Abbotsford Rush club team in 2004.[1] According to Soccer Buzz, she was rated as the number two international recruit for the 2006 class.

University of Portland[edit]

Schmidt attended the University of Portland and played for the Pilots from 2007–2009. She did not play during the 2006 season due to her Canadian national team commitments.[1]

As a sophomore, Schmidt played forward for the Pilots despite having never played the position at a competitive level. She finished the season with seven goals and seven assists in 14 games. Schmidt was fourth in the West Coast Conference in total points (21), sixth in goals and third in assists. She scored the lone goal in a 1–0 NCAA second round win at Colorado.[1] In 2009, Schmidt finished the season tied for first on the team with 12 assists and third on the team with 12 goals. She was named to the Soccer America MVP Team (All-America) First Team, NSCAA First Team All-American, NSCAA All-West Region First Team, and ll-WCC First Team. She ranked ninth in school history for career points per game (1.60) and assists per game (0.46) and tenth in Pilots' history in goals (33) and goals per game (0.58) in 57 matches.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Schmidt in August 2011

Schmidt played for the Vancouver Whitecaps from 2005 to 2006, alongside former Pilots Christine Sinclair and Tiffeny Milbrett. She appeared and started in eight games for the Whitecaps, recording three assists.[1] In 2011, She played for magicJack in the WPS,[2] followed by a short-term contract with Kristianstads DFF in 2012.[3][4]

On January 11, 2013, she joined Sky Blue FC in the new National Women's Soccer League.

International[edit]

Schmidt has represented Canada at both the U-17 and U-20 level and captained Canada at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia. She made her senior debut against Netherlands on April 19, 2005.[1]

In her first World Cup she scored against Ghana on September 15, 2007. She subsequently started all four Olympic matches at Beijing 2008, and played at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[1] Schmidt and her team won a 2011 Pan American Games gold medal.[5]

On February 28, 2012, Schmidt made her 30th consecutive international appearance in a match against Scotland in Cyprus and had her first two-goal game. Schmidt and her teammates won an Olympic bronze medal at London 2012.[6][7] She scored two goals in a 3–0 win over Finland at the 2014 Cyprus Cup on March 5, 2014.[8]

International goals[edit]


Goal
Date Location Opponent Lineup # Min Score Result Competition
1
2005-04-27[m 1] FranceBischheim  France Start 1.1 75

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Friendly
2
2006-03-04[m 2] CanadaVancouver  Netherlands Start 1.1 71

5250.03005 3–1

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
3
2007-09-15[m 3] ChinaHangzhou  Ghana Start 1.1 55

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–0

FIFA Women's World Cup
4
2012-01-23[m 4] CanadaVancouver  Costa Rica 60.

off 60' (on Timko)

1.1 10

5250.02005 2–0

5250.04005 4–2

Olympic Qualifier
5
2012-02-28[m 5] CyprusLarnaca  Scotland 77.

off 77' (on Buckland)

2.1 36

5150.02005 2–1

5450.05005 5–1

Cyprus Cup
6
2.2 51

5250.03005 3–1

7
2012-03-31[m 6] SwedenMalmö  Sweden Start 1.1 87

4850.01005 1–3

5050.01005 1–1

Friendly
8
2013-03-06[m 7] CyprusLarnaca   Switzerland 86.

off 86' (on Lawrence)

1.1 2

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Cyprus Cup
9
2013-12-22[m 8] BrazilBrasilia  Scotland Start 1.1 90

5150.02005 1–0

5150.02005 1–0

Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino
10
2014-03-05[m 9] CyprusNicosia  Finland 72.

off 72' (on Ezurike)

2.1 35

5150.01005 1–0

5350.03005 3–0

Cyprus Cup
11
2.2 42

5250.02005 2–0

12
2014-03-12[m 8] CyprusNicosia  Republic of Ireland Start 1.1 90

5150.02005 2–1

5150.02005 2–1

Cyprus Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "No. 13 Sophie Schmidt". University of Portland. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Schmidt thrives as magicJack's unknown superstar". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Sigurdsson, Albert (2 April 2012). "Sweden: Sophie Schmidt signs with Kristianstads DFF". WSoccerNews.com. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  4. ^ "Chatting with Sophie Schmidt: Abbotsford’s Olympic bronze medalist has a vision for Canadian soccer". Cascade. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sophie Schmidt player profile". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Olympic women's soccer: Sophie Schmidt, Christine Sinclair win bronze medals as Canada beats France". Oregon Live. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Schmidt: Our time has come". FIFA. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Schmidt, Sinclair power Canada to 3-0 win over Finland at Cyprus Cup". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
Match reports
  1. ^ "Canada vs France - 2005-04-27". Canada Soccer Association. 
  2. ^ "Canada vs Netherland - 2006-03-04". Canada Soccer Association. 
  3. ^ "Canada vs Ghana - 2007-09-15". Canada Soccer Association. 
  4. ^ "Canada vs Costa Rica - 2012-01-23". Canada Soccer Association. 
  5. ^ "Canada vs Scotland - 2012-02-28". Canada Soccer Association. 
  6. ^ "Canada vs Sweden - 2012-03-31". Canada Soccer Association. 
  7. ^ "Canada vs Switzerland - 2013-03-06". Canada Soccer Association. 
  8. ^ a b "Canada vs Scotland - 2013-12-22". Canada Soccer Association. 
  9. ^ "Canada vs Finland - 2014-03-05". Canada Soccer Association. 

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