Canada Soccer

Candace Chapman

Name: Candace Chapman (CAN) @chappie95
Hall of fame: 1
Height: 170 cm
Birthdate: 1983-04-02
Birthplace: Port of Spain, TRI
Nickname(s): Chappie
International "A" totals
Appearances: 114
Starts: 103
Goals: 6

Notes

Candace Marie Chapman... both her father Gerard and mother Margaret were born in Port of Spain, TRI... she was six years old when her family moved from Port of Spain, TRI to Ajax, ON, CAN... she was seven years old when she started playing for Ajax United... grew up competing in soccer, track & field, soccer... earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and computer applications from Notre Dame... attended the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Edmonton... 
 
as a youth player in 2002, was noted by the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Technical Study Group (”applied pressure, good in possession, all rounder”)... as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration in 2012, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI women’s team... 
 
as noted in a university profile, she “combined athleticism and pure speed with classic “soccer brain” that allowed her to set up opponents with a variety of highly-skilled maneuvers...  said Chapman of her 2011 teammates Christine Sinclair and Marta, “I have to deal with two of the tough ones... my practices are sometimes harder than my games”... 
 
CAREER OVERVIEW:
CONCACAF champion in 2010 and Olympic bronze medal winner in 2012... in all, two FIFA Women’s World Cups and two Olympic Tournaments, including a quarter-final finish in 2008... missed one FIFA Women’s World Cup through injury... along with gold in 2010, four CONCACAF silver medals from five tournaments... Pan American Games bronze (2007) and gold (2011) medals... Canada single season record with 2,026 minutes in 2008... career 114 international “A” appearances from 2002 to 2012 as a midfielder and centre back (she scored six goals and eight assists)... Canada Soccer Centennial Top 30 Female Footballers and voted to the All-Time Canada XI... club career in USA and Canada... two-time WPS Championship winner, in 2010 with FC Gold Pride and 2011 with Western New York Flash... USL W-League winner with Vancouver Whitecaps in 2006... silver medal at the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship (selected a tournament all-star)... College Cup winner with the University of Notre Dame in 2004... U-19 Cup winner  with Burlington Sting in 2000.

For Country

won a silver medal with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2002... 
 
she was 18 years old when she made her debut for Canada (1 March 2002)... represented Canada at the 2002 Algarve Women's Cup... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 2003... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 30 October 2002 in Victoria (FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifier)… represented Canada at the 2003 Algarve Women's Cup... missed the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 with a torn ACL... 
 
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... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women's Cup... she was the 16th women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (12 April 2008)... 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... played in a career-high 23 consecutive Canada matches from 2007 to 2008... 
 
she was the 14th women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (2 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 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup... 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... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver (Canada qualified for London 2012)... she was the ninth women's footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (28 February 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... 

For Sport

served as a technical coach in Canada Soccer’s women’s national youth program starting in 2013... 

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