Suzanne Muir

06 July 1970
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
173 cm
Saint Mary's University
Where they grew up
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
International "A" - CAN WNT
31 Appearances
26 Starts
2 Goals
1 Assists


Suzanne Muir

Suzanne Patricia Muir... speaks English... her mother Joan was born in Saint John, NB while her father Lloyd was born in Westville, NS... her family moved from Brockville, ON back to Nova Scotia, living in New Ross and Westville before settling in Dartmouth, NS... she was 13 years old when she started playing soccer for Dartmouth... she was a three-time Price Andrew High School Athlete of the Year in Dartmouth, NS... earned her Bachelor of Arts (economics) and Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University in 1993... earned MBA from University of British Columbia Saunder School of Business... worked for Vancouver Police Department...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2021... honoured by the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame and the Saint Mary’s University Athletics 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... she was part of the Canadian team that won the 1998 Concacaf Championship, recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction...

represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden 1995... Concacaf champion with Canada (1998)… represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups (Sweden 1995, USA 1999), in fact one of seven players that was part of the first two Canadian teams to feature at the FIFA Women’s World Cup... career 31 international “A” appearances across six years from 1994 to 1999 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team... when she left international football, she ranked tied for ninth in international “A” appearances (63) with Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team...

club career in Canada... with Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC Strikers, a two-time Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Jubilee Trophy in 1990 and 1994)... a five-time runner up at Canada Soccer National Championships: three times with Dartmouth City Mazda (1990, 1991, 1992), once with Vancouver UBC Alumni (1998), and once with Sackville Scotia Olympics (2001)... a five-time Nova Scotia provincial championship winner (1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001) and a three-time British Columbia provincial championship winner (1994, 1998, 1999)... a Canada Games silver medal winner with Nova Scotia...

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

wrote Sylvie Béliveau in 1995, “she was selected for her outstanding speed... she was able to follow a player like Mia Hamm who has tremendous speed. Suzanne’s defending skills were good having played basketball, she found many similarities and was able to do a great job”... said Neil Turnbull in 1999, “she’s very strong physically, she’s got pace and she’s very composed within herself”...

said Sylvie Béliveau in 1995 of Muir’s switch from forward to fullback, “she played so-o-o- well there! She did things I had never seen her do. The new position challenged her and brought out new skills, the two key ones being heading and tackling”...

said Muir in 1995 of her switch to fullback, “it’s kind of nice to be tackling other people instead of having them tackle you all the time”...

said Muir in 2021, “I am a proud Maritimer and I played from youth to adulthood on the fields in Nova Scotia. We weren’t just a team, we were and we remain a family that grew up together. Our coach John Kehoe and his wife Donna, they invested their hearts and time into us, shaping us not only as individuals, but as a team”... said Muir in 2021, “I would like to hope that the strengths that I brought were being a team player and supporting others and really trying to set goals and work towards achieving them and doing it together”... said Muir in 2021, “to wear your country’s jersey and hear your country’s anthem is an absolute privilege. You think of representing your country, the life gifts that it gives you that, when you are playing you don’t even necessarily realise them at the time, but without question it was an absolute honour and one for which I am very grateful and very thankful”... said Muir in 2021, “wearing the Canadian jersey for the first time and later winning the 1998 Concacaf Women’s Championship in front of a home crowd of nearly 5,000 people in Toronto was such a highlight for me. To this day, I can still hear my teammates, the roar of the crowd and the sound of my young nephew and my sister’s voices encouraging us all on through exhaustion to a 1:0 victory over Mexico. It will always form one of my greatest soccer memories”...

For Country

she was 24 years old when she made her debut for Canada (11 April 1995)... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995... won a gold medal with Canada at the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1999... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 28 August 1998 in Etobicoke (FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifier)… she played in a career-high 18 consecutive Canada matches from 1995 to 1999...represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999 (she did not feature)... 

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