Nicole Wright

Aug 12, 1972
Quesnel, CAN
180 cm
University of Victoria
Where they grew up
Duncan, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
37 Appearances
37 Starts
14 cleansheets


Nicole Wright

Nicole Cheri Wright... speaks English... she was 14 years old when she started playing soccer for Cowichan Kickers in Duncan... enjoys reading, coaching, skiing... favourites have included Frank De Boer, Ronald De Boer, Alan Shearer... other favourites have included Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson... graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria (1997)... has worked as a teacher...

honoured by the University of Victoria Sports Hall of Fame and the Canada West Hall of Fame... she was part of the Canadian team that won the 1998 Concacaf Championship, recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction...

Concacaf champion with Canada (1998)… represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999... career 37 international “A” appearances across seven years from 1996 to 2002 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team as a goalkeeper...

club career in Canada, USA and Sweden... with Washington Freedom, a WUSA Championship winner (Founders Cup in 2003)...

said Wright in 2013, “I really enjoyed playing for Canada. We had a blue collar, hard-working mentality. That laid the foundation. The mentality with the current national teamers is exactly the same. I was so proud of what they accomplished at London”... said Jackie Cunningham in 2013, “she was the hardest working person out there (at the University of Victoria), she was so tough on her self and (a player) that just never gives up”...

For Country

she was 23 years old when she made her debut for Canada (15 May 1996)... won a gold medal with Canada at the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1999... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999... played in a career-high 16 consecutive Canada matches from 1996 to 1999 (a national record for goalkeepers)... represented Canada at the 2000 Algarve Women's Cup... finished fourth with Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup... represented Canada at the 2001 Algarve Women's Cup... represented Canada at the 2002 Algarve Women's Cup...

For Sport

served as a goalkeeper coach with the Washington Freedom... served as a goalkeeper coach in Canada Soccer’s women’s national youth program starting in 2013...


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