Thursday 6 May
The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame will celebrate eight legends via a special Class of 2021 video event on Thursday 6 May across the Canada Soccer digital channels. Canada Soccer will hold the 60-minute online event via Zoom to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Women’s National Team and honour the eight players recently inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.
As part of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame special, all eight legends will speak to their journey and what it meant to represent Canada.
The Class of 2021 inductees are Sue Brand, Annie Caron, Carla Chin Baker, Janet Lemieux, Luce Mongrain, Suzanne Muir, Cathy Ross and Sue Simon. Collectively, they won 18 national titles from 1982 to 1995, eight Concacaf silver medals from 1991 and 1994, and the Concacaf Women’s Championship in 1998. Five of them were original members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in 1986 and six of them featured at either the FIFA Women’s Invitational Tournament in 1988 or the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 1995.
Canada Soccer have been pioneers and leaders in women’s soccer over the past 40 years, from the adoption of its first National Championships in 1982, the inauguration of the Women’s National Team in 1986, and hosting back-to-back Concacaf Women’s Championships in 1994 and 1998. Canada has since hosted the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in 2002, the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, and the record-setting FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. As part of the Canada 2015 legacy, Canada Soccer helped co-found the National Women’s Soccer League in 2013 and established the Regional EXCEL and Super EXCEL Centres from coast to coast across Canada, with already more than 500 youth players featured in the program since 2013.
The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame honours Canadian players that have played the game with excellence at the international and club level. With the eight new selections for 2021, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame now features 202 honoured members: 137 players, 13 coaches/managers, 10 referees, and 42 builders. As a priority established by Canada Soccer, players now make up two-thirds of the honoured members in the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.
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