Martina Franko

13 January 1976
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
172 cm
Colorado College
Where they grew up
Los Altos, California, USA
International "A" - CAN WNT
55 Appearances
54 Starts
5 Goals
0 Assists


Martina Franko

née Martina Holen... speaks English and Czech... sports family (ice dancing parents, soccer sister Regina)... married her husband John Franko in 2003 (they had their first child Micah in 2010)... 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... earned her Canada Soccer Coaching B Diploma in 2005...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022, with her official celebration ahead of the Canada international home match on 8 April 2022 at BC Place in Vancouver (five teammates Randee Hermus, Karina LeBlanc, Brittany Timko Baxter, Martina Franko and Rhian Wilkison were honoured)... honoured by the Colorado College Athletic Hall of Fame...

represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007... represented Canada at one Olympic Games (Beijing 2008)... won two Concacaf medals with Canada (2006 silver and 2008 silver)... won a bronze medal with Canada at the Pan American Games Rio 2007... career 55 international “A” appearances across five years from 2005 to 2009 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team… from Beijing 2008, was noted by the Olympic Football Tournament Technical Study Group (”experienced, strong defender with good tackling and ball-shielding skills”)...

club career in USA and Canada... with Surrey United SC, a Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Jubilee Trophy in 2006) and three-time BC Cup winner (2004, 2005, 2006)... with Los Angeles Sol, a WPS regular season winner (2009)... with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a two-time USL W-League Championship winner (2004, 2006)... with California Storm, a WPSL Championship winner (2002)...

attended the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Vancouver...

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... 

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