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Martina Franko (CAN)

Date of birth: 1976-01-13
Age 42
Birthplace: Los Altos, CA, USA
Raised: Squamish, BC, CAN
School(s): Colorado College
Height: 172 cm
All Positions: Coach
Coaching B Licence
Team Honours: W-League winner (2004, 2006), Jubilee Trophy winner (2006)
International "A" totals: #CANWNT
Appearances: 55
Starts: 54
Goals: 5
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-01-02
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Martina Franko (née Martina Holen)... speaks English and Czech... sports family (ice dancing parents, soccer sister Regina)... married her husband John Franko in 2003... both her parents were born in CZE... parents were Czechoslovakia’s national pairs ice dancing champions (they were ranked seventh in the world)... she was 27 years old when she moved to Surrey with her husband... she grew up participating in soccer, ski racing and tennis... enjoys skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking and reading... attended the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Vancouver... 
 
from Beijing 2008, was noted by the Olympic Football Tournament Technical Study Group (”experienced, strong defender with good tackling and ball-shielding skills”)... as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration in 2012, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI women’s team... 
 
earned her Canada Soccer Coaching B Licence in 2005... 
 
CAREER OVERVIEW:
FIFA Women’s World Cup and Olympic Tournament participant, including a quarter-final finish at Beijing 2008... two CONCACAF silver medals... Pan American Games bronze medal at Rio 2007... twice led Canada in minutes played (2006 and 2007)... career 55 international “A” appearances from 2005 to 2009 as a centre back and forward (she scored five goals)... Canada Soccer Centennial Top 30 Female Footballers and voted to the All-Time Canada XI (as a centre back)... club career in USA and Canada... two-time USL W-League winner with Vancouver Whitecaps (2004 and 2006)... W-League All-Western Team in 2004 (as a forward)... Jubilee Trophy winner with Surrey United SC in 2006... in all, three national medals at Canada Soccer’s National Championships (with 17 goals scored)... twice Top Scorer at the Jubilee Trophy finals (2004 and 2006).

For Country

she was 29 years old when she made her debut for Canada (1 September 2005)... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 4 September 2005 in Edmonton… won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... won a bronze medal with Canada at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women's Cup... played in a career-high 41 consecutive Canada matches from her 1 September 2005 debut to 2 April 2008... finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)... her and Erin McLeod were the 17th and 18th women's footballers to make their 50th appearance for Canada (9 August 2008)... reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup... 

Year Prize Honour
2012 Women's Team All-Time Canada XI
2012 Top 30 Women's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
2009-05-26 CAN WNT Carolina Morace [2009-05] Women’s International Friendly Los Angeles Sol 33
2009-03-13 CAN WNT Carolina Morace [2009-03] Cyprus Women’s Cup 33
2009-03-02 CAN WNT Carolina Morace [2009-02] Women’s national camp sans club 33
2009-02-18 CAN WNT Carolina Morace [2009-02] Women’s national camp sans club 33
2008-08-16 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-08] Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 32
2008-07-31 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-07] Women’s national camp 32
2008-07-17 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-07] Women’s residency camp 32
2008-07-11 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-07] Women’s residency camp & International Friendly Match 32
2008-06-22 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-06] Peace Queen Cup 32
2008-05-24 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-05] Women’s International Friendly Match 32
2008-05-11 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-05] Women’s International Friendly Match 32
2008-04-13 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-04] CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying 32
2008-03-15 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-03] Women’s International Match 32
2008-03-13 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-03] Cyprus Women’s Cup 32
2008-01-21 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2008-01] Four-Nation Women’s Tournament 32
2007-09-21 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2007-09] FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007 31
2007-09-06 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2007-08] Women’s national camp 31
2007-07-27 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2007-07] XV Pan American Games 31
2007-06-07 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2007-06] Women’s International match 31
2007-05-13 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2007-05] Women’s International match 31
2007-05-07 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2007-05] Women’s International Series 31
2007-03-21 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2007-01] Women’s residency camp Vancouver Whitecaps 31
2006-11-27 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-11] CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup / FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifier Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-11-05 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-10] Peace Queen Cup Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-08-30 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-08] Women’s national camp in France Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-08-23 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-08] Women’s national camp Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-07-31 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-07] Women’s national camp in USA Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-07-19 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-07] Women’s national camp in USA Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-06-26 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-06] Women’s national camp in Toronto Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-06-17 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-06] Women’s national camp Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-04-15 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-04] Women’s national camp in USA Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-03-05 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-03] Women’s national camp in British Columbia Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-02-27 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-02] Women’s national camp Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2006-01-17 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2006-01] Women’s national camp in Vancouver Vancouver Whitecaps 30
2005-09-05 CAN WNT Even Pellerud [2005-09] Women’s international series Vancouver Whitecaps 29
(GP = Games Played; GS = Games Started; SU = Games Played as Substitute; Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)

International "A" records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
2009 CAN WNT 1-0-2 33 3 3 0 198 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
2008 CAN WNT 6-7-6 32 19 18 1 1653 0 0 2 0 N/A 0
2007 CAN WNT 7-2-5 31 14 14 0 1260 1 0 1 0 N/A 0
2006 CAN WNT 10-4-3 30 17 17 0 1528 3 0 0 0 N/A 0
2005 CAN WNT 0-0-2 29 2 2 0 180 1 0 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 55 54 1 4819 5 0 1 0 0 0
(Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)
Date Location Match CAN RESULT Opponent Age Start Min. G A Y R GA CS
2009-05-25 Toronto, ON, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 0 : 4 USA 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009-03-12 Nicosia, CYP Cyprus Women’s Cup CAN WNT 1 : 3 ENG 33 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009-03-07 Larnaka, CYP Cyprus Women’s Cup CAN WNT 2 : 1 NED 33 1 63 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-08-15 Shanghai, CHN Women's Olympic Football Tournament CAN WNT 1 : 2 USA 32 1 120 0 0 1 0 0 0
2008-08-12 Beijing, CHN Women's Olympic Football Tournament CAN WNT 1 : 2 SWE 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-08-09 Tianjin, CHN Women's Olympic Football Tournament CAN WNT 1 : 1 CHN 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-08-06 Tianjin, CHN Women's Olympic Football Tournament CAN WNT 2 : 1 ARG 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-07-27 Singapore, SIN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 8 : 0 SIN 32 80 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-07-26 Singapore, SIN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 1 NZL 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-07-10 Toronto, ON, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 1 BRA 32 1 74 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-05-23 Sydney, AUS Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 2 AUS 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-05-10 Washington, DC, USA Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 0 : 6 USA 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-04-12 Juarez, MEX CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifier CAN WNT 1 : 1 USA 32 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-04-09 Juarez, MEX CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifier CAN WNT 1 : 0 MEX 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-04-02 Juarez, MEX CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifier CAN WNT 6 : 0 TRI 32 1 69 0 0 1 0 0 0
2008-03-14 Bondoufle, FRA Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 0 : 0 FRA 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-03-10 Larnaka, CYP Cyprus Women’s Cup CAN WNT 0 : 2 SCO 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-03-07 Larnaka, CYP Cyprus Women’s Cup CAN WNT 3 : 0 JPN 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-03-05 Paralimni, CYP Cyprus Women’s Cup CAN WNT 2 : 1 RUS 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-01-20 Guangdong, CHN Women's International Tournament CAN WNT 1 : 1 FIN 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-01-18 Guangdong, CHN Women's International Tournament CAN WNT 0 : 0 CHN 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-01-16 Guangdong, CHN Women's International Tournament CAN WNT 0 : 4 USA 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-09-20 Chengdu, CHN FIFA Women's World Cup™ CAN WNT 2 : 2 AUS 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-09-15 Hangzhou, CHN FIFA Women's World Cup™ CAN WNT 4 : 0 GHA 31 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007-09-12 Hangzhou, CHN FIFA Women's World Cup™ CAN WNT 1 : 2 NOR 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08-30 Kingston, JAM Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 0 : 0 JPN 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-07-26 Rio, BRA Pan American Games CAN WNT 2 : 1 MEX 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-07-20 Rio, BRA Pan American Games CAN WNT 0 : 7 BRA 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-07-18 Rio, BRA Pan American Games CAN WNT 11 : 1 JAM 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-07-16 Rio, BRA Pan American Games CAN WNT 4 : 0 ECU 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-07-14 Rio, BRA Pan American Games CAN WNT 7 : 0 URU 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-06-06 Auckland, NZL Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 5 : 0 NZL 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-06-03 Auckland, NZL Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 3 : 0 NZL 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-05-12 Frisco, TX, USA Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 2 : 6 USA 31 1 90 0 0 1 0 0 0
2007-05-06 Nanjing, CHN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 2 CHN 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-05-03 Nanjing, CHN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 3 CHN 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-11-26 Carson, CA, USA FIFA Women's World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN WNT 1 : 2 USA 30 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-11-22 Carson, CA, USA FIFA Women's World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN WNT 4 : 0 JAM 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-11-04 Seoul, KOR Women's International Tournament CAN WNT 0 : 1 USA 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-11-01 Changwon, KOR Women's International Tournament CAN WNT 4 : 2 BRA 30 1 64 1 0 0 0 0 0
2006-10-30 Masan, KOR Women's International Tournament CAN WNT 3 : 1 KOR 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-10-28 Seoul, KOR Women's International Tournament CAN WNT 3 : 2 ITA 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-08-29 Saint-Aubin-sur-Scie, FRA Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 2 : 2 FRA 30 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
2006-08-26 Rouen, FRA Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 0 FRA 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-08-22 St. John's, NF, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 1 CHN 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-08-19 St. John's, NF, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 0 : 0 CHN 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07-30 Cary, NC, USA Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 0 : 2 USA 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07-18 Blaine, MN, USA Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 4 : 2 SWE 30 1 85 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-06-25 Etobicoke (Toronto), ON, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 2 : 1 ITA 30 1 89 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-03-04 Victoria, BC, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 3 : 1 NED 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-03-01 Vancouver, BC, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 0 NED 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-02-25 Palm Springs, CA, USA Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 1 MEX 30 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
2006-02-23 Mexicali, MEX Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 3 : 1 MEX 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005-09-04 Edmonton, AB, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 3 : 4 GER 29 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
2005-09-01 Burnaby, BC, CAN Women's International Friendly CAN WNT 1 : 3 GER 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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