Canada Soccer Association

Robyn Gayle

Name & Twitter: Robyn Gayle (CAN) @RobynGayle5
Date of birth: 1985-10-31
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, CAN
Height: 169 cm
Position: FB
Team Honours: CONCACAF champion (2010), Olympic Games (2012 bronze), Canada Games winner (2001), Jubilee Trophy winner (2002), NCAA winner
International "A" totals
Appearances: 80
Starts: 30
Goals: 2

Notes

Robyn Krista Gayle... soccer family (brother Li-R)... both of her parents were born in Jamaica... grew up participating in soccer, track, volleyball and basketball... she was 10 years old when she started playing soccer for Mississauga Dixie Hearts... enjoys music, video games, watching soccer... favourites have included Zinédine Zidane, Cesc Fàbregas, Mario Balotelli, Neymar, Arsenal, Toronto FC... other favourites have included Toronto and North Carolina teams... said teammate Carmelina Moscato in 2011, Gayle “is one of the hardest workers I have ever seen; I can’t say enough good things about her (and) I haven’t seen anyone more dedicated than her”... once noted as the “locker room DJ”, aka “DJ RG” by Kadeisha Buchanan... served as a brand ambassador for Umbro Canada... 
 
said Gayle of her youth soccer, she started out as a “fast and little” striker before moving back to midfield and eventually fullback... 
 
CAREER OVERVIEW:
CONCACAF champion in 2010 and Olympic Games bronze medal winner at London 2012... in all, three FIFA Women’s World Cups and two Olympic Football Tournaments... four medals from four CONCACAF tournaments (one gold, three silver)... silver (2003) and gold (2011) medals at the Pan American Games... career 81 international "A" appearances from 2006 to 2015... club career in Canada and USA... reached the USL W-League final in 2006 and 2010... USL W-League All-Eastern Team in 2006... College Cup winner with the University of North Carolina in 2006.. as a teenager, Jubilee Trophy winner with Oakville SC in 2001... Canada Games gold medal winner with Ontario in 2001... silver medal at the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada 2002.

 

For Country

she was 15 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2001 with coach Stuart Neely... won a silver medal with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2002... 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 fifth with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Thailand 2004... 
 
she was 20 years old when she made her debut for Canada (25 June 2006)... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... was selected by Canada, but then missed the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 (she did not feature)... finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women's Cup... 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 first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011... she was the 24th women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (25 October 2011)... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 25 October 2011 in Guadalajara, JA, MEX (Pan American Games)… 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 (Canada qualified for London 2012)... 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... 
 
she was the 20th women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (15 December 2013)... finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 (she did not feature)... 

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