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Canadian soccer timeline from 1982 to 1992

Posted on 27 May 2012 in Canadian Soccer Timeline

After the launch of the Jubilee Trophy women's club competition in 1982, the Canadian Soccer Association launched a women's national program in 1986. In the early years, Canada participated in the 1988 Women's Invitational Tournament in China PR, a 12-team tournament that served as a precursor to the FIFA Women's World Cup. In 1991, Canada participated in FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers for the first time, but finished second in CONCACAF and did not advance to the final competition in China PR.

 

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Silvana Burtini

Forward | Williams Lake, BC

CONCACAF champion Silvana Burtini represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups. She won Canadian Player of the Year honours in 1998, the same year she won MVP honours at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. She was also a two-time CONCACAF Top Scorer awards. In 2010, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Connie Cant

Midfielder | Dorval, QC

Connie Cant was an original member on Canada’s national team in 1986, making her debut in Canada’s first match on 7 July 1986. In all, she played in 22 of Canada’s first 23 matches from 1986 to 1991. She also took part in the 1988 Women’s International Tournament in China PR. In 2007, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Tracy David

Defender | Pouce Coupe, BC

Tracy David was an original member on Canada’s national team in 1986, making her debut in Canada’s first match on 7 July 1986. At the club level, she helped the Edmonton Angels win six Jubilee Trophy championships in a seven-year span, including the first five titles from 1982 to 1986. In 2003, she became the second women’s footballer honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Geraldine Donnelly

Midfielder | Port Moody, BC

CONCACAF champion Geraldine Donnelly was an original member on Canada’s national team, also scoring the program’s first two goals on 9 July 1986. She left international football as Canada’s all-time leader with 71 appearances, including participation in two FIFA Women’s World Cups. In 1998, she helped Canada win the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.


Janine Helland (née Wood)

Defender | Edmonton, AB

Janine Helland represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups, including Canada’s first participation at Sweden 1995. A two-time runner-up for Canadian Player of the Year honours, she won silver medals at two CONCACAF tournaments. From 1995 to 1998, she played in 17 consecutive Canada matches.


Charmaine Hooper

Forward | Ottawa, ON

CONCACAF champion Charmaine Hooper represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups. An original member of Canada’s national team in 1986, she went on to set national records with 129 appearances and 71 goals. At USA 2003, she was a FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament all-star. In 2012, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Joan McEachern

Midfielder | Leroy, SK

Joan McEachern was part of Canada’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup team at Sweden 1995. She was a two-time CONCACAF silver medal winner, helping Canada finish second in 1991 and 1994 (in Montréal). At the club level, she won multiple gold medals in the Jubilee Trophy competition. In 2009, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Andrea Neil

Midfielder | Vancouver, BC

Andrea Neil was the first Canadian to feature in four FIFA Women’s World Cups, with the highlight a fourth-place finish at USA 2003. Over an 18-year career, she set a national record by making 132 international appearances. She also won four CONCACAF silver medals. In 2012, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Michelle Ring

Midfielder | Langley, BC

Michelle Ring was an original member on Canada’s national team in 1986, making her debut in the first match on 7 July 1986. She was also part of Canada’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup team at Sweden 1995. She played in 29 consecutive Canada matches from 1993 to 1995, at the time a national record. In 2005, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Carrie Serwetnyk

Midfielder | Mississauga, ON

Carrie Serwetnyk was an original member on Canada’s national team in 1986, making her debut in Canada’s first-ever match on 7 July 1986. Two years later, she was part of the Canadian team that took part in the Women’s International Tournament in China PR. In 2001, she became the first women’s footballer honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.

 




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Men's football : 1876-1912 | 1912-1945 | 1946-1954 | 1955-1958 | 1959-1970 | 1971-1974 | 1975-1978 | 1979-1982 | 1983-1986 | 1987-1990 | 1991-1994 | 1995-1998 | 1999-2002 | 2003-2006 | 2007-2010 | 2011-2014
Women's football : 1982-1992 | 1993-1996 | 1997-2000 | 2001-2004 | 2005-2008 | 2009-2012

 

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