|Name:||Rhian Wilkinson (CAN) @rhirhi8|
|Birthplace:||Pointe-Claire, QC, CAN|
|Champion:||2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist, CONCACAF champion, Toppserien winner|
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Rhian Emilie Wilkinson... sports family (rugby father Keith Wilkinson, lacrosse cousin William Evans)... speaks English and French... has her own website, rhianwilkinsonsoccer.com... her father was born in København, DEN (his English father was in the military) while her mother was born in Cardiff, WAL... Rhian grew up participating in hockey, ringuette, rugby, badminton, basketball, swimming, horesback riding, track and field (“I did anything and everything”)... she was seven years old when she started playing soccer for Lakeshore (with Linda Consolante for the “Strawberries”)... enjoys reading, writing, travel... favourites have included Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Liverpool... other favourites have included Roger Federer, Montréal Canadiens... earned a Bachelor of Arts, communications, from the University of Tennessee in 2005... earned a degree in Anatomy and Physiology from Athabasca University in 2011... as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration in 2012, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI women’s team... one of several players that had a cameo appearance in the “Colouful Canada” video that was produced to help unveil the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Official Emblem on 14 December 2012... one of several players that participated in FIFA Live Your Goals festivals ahead of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014... attended the Final Match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014... once said of playing for Canada, “I think we are everyday Canadians: we work hard and we are very proud of the ability we have to represent our country and to wear the maple leaf”...
she was 17 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2000 with coach Stuart Neely... she was 20 years old when she made her debut for Canada (26 April 2003)... finished fourth with Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003... won a silver medal with Canada at the XIV Pan American Games Santo Domingo 2003 after the team lost 1:2 a.e.t. to Brazil in the final... finished third with Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Costa Rica... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... won a bronze medal with Canada at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women's Cup... she was the 15th women's footballer to reach 50 appearances for Canada (7 March 2008)... finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)... 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... she was the 12th women's footballer to reach 75 appearances for Canada (27 February 2010)... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011... finished first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup... she was the eighth women's footballer to reach 100 appearances for Canada (14 June 2011)... finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women's Cup... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011... won a gold medal with Canada at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver... finished second with Canada at the 2012 Cyprus Women's Cup... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... played in a career-high 25 consecutive Canada matches from 2012 to 2013... she was the third women's footballer to make her 150th appearance for Canada (10 March 2014)...
served as a member on the FIFA Strategic Committee (she was appointed in 2014)... served as technical support in Canada Soccer’s women’s national youth program starting in 2014... served as an assistant coach with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014...