Canada Soccer

Sophie Schmidt

Name: Sophie Schmidt (CAN) @sophieschmidt13
Height: 171.5 cm
Birthdate: 1988-06-28
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
International "A" totals
Appearances: 176
Starts: 153
Goals: 18

Notes

Sophie Diana Schmidt... speaks English and German... soccer family (brothers Spencer and Bruce)... both of her parents were born in Paraguay... she was eight years old when she started playing soccer for Abbotsford... played high school basketball... favourites have included Michelle Akers, Zinédine Zidane... graduated with degree in life science and Germany from the University of Portland in December 2010... after the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, she performed the ceremonial coin toss before a BC Lions game on 24 July... 
 
from China PR 2007, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”aggressive and tough defensive midfielder with good distribution”)... from Germany 2011, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”mobile, ball-winning defensive midfielder who is good under pressure and in possession”)... from Canada 2015, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”midfielder with good technical skills and tactical mind, leader, strong fighting mentality, controlled large areas of the pitch”)... from Rio 2016, was noted by the Olympic Football Tournament Technical Study Group (”energetic and hard working central midfielder with good vision and passing skills”)... 
 
said coach John Herdman, “what you get from Sophie is an honest performance every single game”... served as a brand ambassador for Nike Canada... 

For Country

she was 14 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2003 with coach Bryan Rosenfeld... finished fifth with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Thailand 2004... won a silver medal at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in Mexico... represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Russia 2006... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in Puebla (Canada qualified for Chile 2008)... 
 
she was 16 years old when she made her debut for Canada (19 April 2005)... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 27 April 2005 in Bischheim, FRA… 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... finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women's Cup... finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)... reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... 
 
she was the 19th women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (8 November 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... won a gold medal with Canada at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011...  she was the 15th women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (19 January 2012)... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver (Canada qualified for London 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 was the 11th women's footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (6 March 2013)... she played in a career-high 76 consecutive Canada matches in 2011-15... 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... she was the fourth women's footballer to make her 150th appearance for Canada (20 July 2016)... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament...

she won a silver medal with Canada at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in USA (Canada qualified for France 2019)... 

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