|Name:||Melissa Tancredi (CAN) @MelTancredi14|
|Date of birth:||1981-12-27|
|Birthplace:||Hamilton, ON, CAN|
|Raised:||Ancaster, ON, CAN|
|First Club:||Ancaster SC|
|Team Honours:||CONCACAF champion (2010), Olympic Games (2012 bronze, 2016 bronze)|
International "A" totals
Melissa Palma Tancredi DC, MSc, BS, BA... speaks English and a little French and Italian... her father was born in Ascoli Piceno, ITA while her mother was born in Thorold, ON... she was four years old when she started playing soccer for Ancaster... grew up participating in soccer, track & field, volleyball, javelin... enjoys the beach, movies, restaurants... favourites have included Kaká, Andriy Shevchenko, AC Milan... earned a Bachelor of Arts, pre-medicine/pre-medical studies, Anthropology, from the University of Notre Dame in 2005... earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Logan University in 2014... earned a Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation in 2014... served as a brand ambassador for adidas Canada, Bio Steel...
said teammate Diana Matheson in 2017, Melissa “has been such a big-game player for Canada”... said teammate Desiree Scott in 2017, she “is always there to bring a laugh in the environment, but she also has that intensity that she wants to demand the best from the team”... said former teammate Robyn Gayle in 2017, Melissa is “someone who is very strong and powerful, but also has that finesse ability”...
CONCACAF champion (2010) and two-time Olympic Games bronze medal winner (2012 and 2016)... in all, three FIFA Women’s World Cups and three FIFA Olympic Tournaments... six medals from six CONCACAF tournaments (one gold, four silver, one bronze)... twice finished third in voting for Canadian Player of the Year honours (2008 and 2010)... third best goalscorer at London 2012... career 125 international "A" appearances from 2004 to 2017 (27 goals and 20 assists)... Canada Soccer Centennial Top 30 Female Footballers... scored winning goal that clinched Canada’s first-ever berth to the Olympic Games in 2008... club career in Canada, USA, and Sweden... W-League All-League Team midfielder in 2005... U-19 Cup winner with Burlington Sting in 1999... Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the Year in 2012.
she was 22 years old when she made her debut for Canada (26 February 2004)... finished third with Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Costa Rica... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... won a bronze medal with Canada at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 14 July 2007 in Rio, BRA (Pan American Games)… represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... she scored the second-fastest goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup history (37 seconds from the start of the 20 September 2007 draw with Australia)... finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)... she scored the game-winning goal in the 9 April match that qualified Canada for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Tournament... 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... she was the 20th women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (9 December 2010)... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011... finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women's Cup... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011... missed the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 because of club commitments... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver (Canada qualified for London 2012)... she scored the game-winning goal in the 27 January match that qualified Canada for the London 2012 Olympic Tournament... she was the 16th women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (6 March 2012)... finished second with Canada at the 2012 Cyprus Women's Cup... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... she played in a career-high 19 consecutive Canada matches in 2012...
she was the 13th women’s footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (29 May 2015 in Hamilton)... finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in USA (Canada qualified for Rio 2016)... finished first with Canada at the 2016 Algarve Women’s Cup... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament...