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Canada Women's National Soccer Team

Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationCanadian Soccer Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Head coachKenneth Heiner-Møller
CaptainChristine Sinclair
Most capsChristine Sinclair (293)
Top scorerChristine Sinclair (186)
FIFA codeCAN
FIFA ranking
Current 8 Decrease 1 (December 13, 2019)[1]
Highest4 (August-December 2016, June 2017, March 2018)
Lowest13 (December 2005)
First international
 United States 2-0 Canada 
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
Biggest win
 Canada 21-0 Puerto Rico 
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; August 28, 1998)
Biggest defeat
 United States 9-1 Canada 
(Dallas, United States; May 19, 1995)
 United States 9-1 Canada 
(Sydney, Australia; June 2, 2000)
 Norway 9-1 Canada 
(Honefoss, Norway; June 19, 2001)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1995)
Best result4th place (2003)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions, 1998 and 2010
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best resultBronze medal.svg Bronze: 2 (2012, 2016)

The Canada women's national soccer team (French: Équipe du Canada féminine de soccer) is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

The team reached international prominence at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, losing in the bronze medal match to the United States.[2] Canada qualified for its first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 2008, making it to the quarterfinals.[3] Canada are two-time CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup champions, and two-time Olympic bronze medalists from London 2012 where they defeated France 1-0 in Coventry and from Rio de Janeiro 2016, after defeating hosts Brazil 2-1 in São Paulo.[4]

A certain segment of the Canadian women's soccer fans are closely linked to the U-20 team (U-19 prior to 2006), partly due to Canada hosting the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002, a tournament in which the team won silver in front of 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.[5] Canada also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England. Canada set the tournament and team record for attendance in the process, with 1,353,506 and 54,027 respectively.[6]

History

The Canada women's team played its first international on July 7, 1986, a 2-0 away loss to the United States.[7][8] The team's first major tournament was the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden, where the team achieved one draw and two losses in group play and failed to advance.[9] Its first success in a major tournament was the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States, where Canada finished in fourth place, their first time reaching the semifinals of a major global tournament.[10] Canada's best finish in any major global tournament was its third-place finish at both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.[11] Canada hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, where they reached the quarterfinals.[12]

Captain Christine Sinclair has been called the "backbone" of the Canadian national team, earning her 250th cap in 2016, while ranking first worldwide in international goals scored by any player, man or woman.[13][14][15] She was named Canada Soccer's female player of the year every year from 2004 to 2014, and has been nominated for FIFA's Women's World Player of the Year.[16] Despite speculation otherwise, she confirmed in 2016 that she plans to compete in the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2020 Olympics.[13] She also added prior to the 2016 Olympics that "The young players coming into this Olympic squad have brought an energy and passion to our team and they have risen the bar."[17]

Record

World Cup

Year Result Rank Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify
Sweden 1995 Group stage 10/12 3 0 1 2 5 13
United States 1999 Group stage 12/16 3 0 1 2 3 12
United States 2003 Fourth place 4/16 6 3 0 3 10 10
China 2007 Group stage 9/16 3 1 1 1 7 4
Germany 2011 Group stage 16/16 3 0 0 3 1 7
Canada 2015 Quarter-finals 6/24 5 2 2 1 4 3
France 2019 Round of 16 11/24 4 2 0 2 4 3
Total 7/8 27 8 5 14 34 52
The team defeated Brazil for the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Olympic Games

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008 Eighth place 4 1 1 2 5 6
United Kingdom 2012 Third Place 6 3 1 2 12 8
Brazil 2016 Third Place 6 5 0 1 10 5
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total 4/7 16 9 2 5 27 19

CONCACAF Championship

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Haiti 1991 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 23 5
United States 1993 Third place 3 1 1 1 4 1
Canada 1994 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 18 6
Canada 1998 Champions 5 5 0 0 42 0
United States 2000 Fourth place 5 2 0 3 20 12
CanadaUnited States 2002 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 26 3
United States 2006 Runners-up 2 1 0 1 5 2
Mexico 2010 Champions 5 5 0 0 17 0
United States 2014 Did not participate
United States 2018 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 24 3
Total 9/10 39 29 1 9 179 32

Pan American Games

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Canada 1999 Fourth place 6 3 2 1 16 9
Dominican Republic 2003 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 8 10
Brazil 2007 Third Place 6 4 0 2 25 11
Mexico 2011 Champions 5 3 2 0 7 3
Canada 2015 Fourth place 5 1 0 4 6 9
Peru 2019 Withdrew
Total 5/5 26 13 4 9 62 42

Minor tournaments

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head coach Denmark Kenneth Heiner-Møller
Assistant coaches Sweden Andrée Jeglertz
Canada Rhian Wilkinson
Goalkeeper coach England Michael Norris

Last updated: February 5, 2020
Source: [1]

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were named to the roster for the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.[18]

Caps and goals are current as of February 9, 2020, after the match against  United States.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Stephanie Labbé (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 33) 71 0 United States North Carolina Courage
18 1GK Kailen Sheridan (1995-07-16) July 16, 1995 (age 24) 8 0 United States Sky Blue FC
20 1GK Sabrina D'Angelo (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993 (age 26) 7 0 Sweden Vittsjö

2 2DF Allysha Chapman (1989-01-25) January 25, 1989 (age 31) 72 1 United States Houston Dash
3 2DF Kadeisha Buchanan (1995-11-05) November 5, 1995 (age 24) 100 4 France Lyon
4 2DF Shelina Zadorsky (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 27) 64 2 United States Orlando Pride
5 2DF Rebecca Quinn (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 24) 57 5 United States Reign FC
8 2DF Jayde Riviere (2001-01-22) January 22, 2001 (age 19) 13 1 United States Michigan Wolverines
10 2DF Ashley Lawrence (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 24) 88 7 France Paris Saint-Germain

7 3MF Julia Grosso (2000-08-29) August 29, 2000 (age 19) 18 0 United States Texas Longhorns
11 3MF Desiree Scott (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 32) 153 0 United States Utah Royals FC
13 3MF Sophie Schmidt (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 31) 196 19 United States Houston Dash
14 3MF Gabrielle Carle (1998-10-12) October 12, 1998 (age 21) 18 1 United States Florida State Seminoles
17 3MF Jessie Fleming (1998-03-11) March 11, 1998 (age 21) 74 10 United States UCLA Bruins

6 4FW Deanne Rose (1999-03-03) March 3, 1999 (age 20) 46 9 United States Florida Gators
9 4FW Jordyn Huitema (2001-05-08) May 8, 2001 (age 18) 30 13 France Paris Saint-Germain
12 4FW Christine Sinclair (captain) (1983-06-12) June 12, 1983 (age 36) 293 186 United States Portland Thorns FC
15 4FW Nichelle Prince (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 24) 56 11 United States Houston Dash
16 4FW Janine Beckie (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 25) 67 30 England Manchester City
19 4FW Adriana Leon (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 27) 65 19 England West Ham United

Recent call-ups

The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Erin McLeod (1983-02-26) February 26, 1983 (age 36) 118 0 Germany SC Sand v.  Nigeria; April 8, 2019

DF Lindsay Agnew (1995-03-31) March 31, 1995 (age 24) 14 0 United States Houston Dash 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament
DF Vanessa Gilles (1996-03-11) March 11, 1996 (age 23) 1 0 France Bordeaux 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament
DF Shannon Woeller (1990-01-31) January 31, 1990 (age 30) 21 0 Sweden Eskilstuna United 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament
DF Jade Rose (2003-02-12) February 12, 2003 (age 17) 0 0 Canada Super REX Ontario v.  Japan, October 6, 2019

MF Maegan Kelly (1992-02-19) February 19, 1992 (age 27) 6 0 United States Houston Dash 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament
MF Diana Matheson (1984-04-06) April 6, 1984 (age 35) 203 18 United States Utah Royals FC v.  Mexico; May 18, 2019 PRE

FW Jenna Hellstrom (1995-04-02) April 2, 1995 (age 24) 4 0 United States Washington Spirit Training camp, January 2020
FW Olivia Smith (2004-08-05) August 5, 2004 (age 15) 2 0 Canada Super REX Ontario Training camp, January 2020
FW Jessica De Filippo (2001-04-20) April 20, 2001 (age 18) 0 0 United States Louisville Cardinals v.  Japan, October 6, 2019

Notes:

  • PRE = Preliminary squad

Player records

Bold players are still active.

As of February 9, 2020[19]

Managers

Name Nation From To
Neil Turnbull  Canada 1986 1991
Sylvie Béliveau  Canada 1993 1995
Neil Turnbull  Canada 1996 1999
Even Pellerud  Norway 2000 2008
Carolina Morace  Italy 2009 2011
John Herdman  England 2011 2018
Kenneth Heiner-Møller  Denmark 2018 Present

Recent schedule and results

2019

2020

July 22, 2020 (2020-07-22) Olympics GSCanada vTBDJapan
July 25, 2020 (2020-07-25) Olympics GSCanada vTBDJapan
July 28, 2020 (2020-07-28) Olympics GSCanada vTBDJapan

All-time head to head record

Key
  Positive balance (more wins than losses)
  Neutral balance (as many wins as losses)
  Negative balance (more losses than wins)

The following table shows Canada's all-time official international record per opponent:

As of February 9, 2020[20]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. December 13, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Canadian soccer timeline from 2001 to 2004". Canada Soccer. May 27, 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Canadian soccer timeline from 2005 to 2008". Canada Soccer. May 27, 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ FIFA.com. "Women's Olympic Football Tournament, Rio 2016 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Canada 2002 - Matches - Canada-USA - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Key figures from the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015". FIFA. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Larsen, Karin (June 6, 2015). "FIFA Women's World Cup brings back bittersweet memories for Canada's 1st national female soccer players". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ Lisi, Clemente A. (2010). The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story. Scarecrow Press. p. 131. Retrieved 2016. canada women's soccer team u.s. 1986 blaine 2-0.
  9. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 - Matches - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Canadian women repeat as Olympic soccer bronze medallists". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Canada gets 2015 Women's World Cup of soccer". cbc.ca. March 3, 2011.
  13. ^ a b "Christine Sinclair says Rio Olympics won't be her last tournament - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Christine Sinclair gets heartfelt praise from Canadian soccer boss". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Canadian soccer icon Christine Sinclair appointed to Order of Canada". CBC Sports. June 30, 2017.
  16. ^ "Christine Sinclair". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games. September 19, 2011. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Christine Sinclair headlines Canada's Olympic soccer team". Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ https://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-soccer-announces-squad-for-concacaf-women-s-olympic-qualifying-championship-p162552-preview-1
  19. ^ "Canada Soccer Records & Results". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Full Schedule & Results". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2019.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
1994 United States 
CONCACAF Champions
1998 (First title)
Succeeded by
2002 United States 
Preceded by
2006 United States 
CONCACAF Champions
2010 (Second title)
Succeeded by
2014 United States 

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