Angela Kelly

03 October 1971
Glasgow, SCO
160 cm
University of North Carolina
Where they grew up
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
International "A" - CAN WNT
29 Appearances
24 Starts
1 Goals
1 Assists


Angela Kelly

Angela Kelly... speaks English... both of her parents Moira and John were born in Scotland... growing up, favourites included Wayne Gretzky, Dallas Cowboys, Toronto Maple Leafs... earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in psychology from the University of North Carolina in 1994...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2004... honoured by the Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Fame... she was part of the first Canadian team to play at the FIFA Women’s World Cup (Sweden 1995), recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction...

represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden 1995... won two Concacaf medals with Canada (1993 bronze and 1994 silver)... career 29 international “A” appearances across six years from 1990 to 1995 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team… when she left international football, she ranked tied for eighth in international “A” appearances (29) with Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team...

club career in Canada and USA... with Raleigh Wings, a two-time USL W-League Championship winner (1998 and 1999)... at the University of North Carolina, a four-time NCAA Championship winner (1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994)...

wrote Frank Donlavey in 1989 after a tournament, “Angela Kelly is very aggressive, always wants the ball, has a good touch, a team leader, always looking to strike at goal, very strong on the ball”...

in 2003 when asked to describe herself in one word, she picked “loyal”... said Kelly in 2003, “I played soccer day in and day out because I loved it. I wouldn’t have changed anything for the world”... said Kelly in 2020, “I’m very grateful and very humbled to be able to participate in this sport. I take a huge responsibility to try to impart any of the wisdom I have in the game on my players so they can become that much better”...

said Suzanne Muir in 2021 of teammate Angela Kelly, “she was a player that gave everything in every game and a player who raised your level of game. She worked tremendously hard”... said Luce Mongrain in 2021, Angela Kelly “had a very high soccer IQ, she could see the game in advance”...

For Country

she was 18 years old when she made her debut for Canada (16 April 1990)... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 21 April 1990 in Varna, BUL (Varna Tournament)… finished third with Canada at the 1993 CONCACAF Women’s Invitational Tournament... won a silver medal with Canada at the 1994 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Sweden 1995... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995... played in a career-high 19 consecutive Canada matches from 1993 to 1995... 

For Sport

serves as head coach for the University of Tennessee’s women’s soccer program (2000-...)...

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