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Canada Soccer announces Jonathan David as 2019 Canadian Player of the Year

Posted on 11 December 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Jonathan David has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year for the first time after a record-breaking season with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and professional club KAA Gent in Belgium and UEFA Europa League. The Canadian teenager was both a tournament All-Star and Golden Boot More

Jayden Nelson and Olivia Smith named Canada Soccer’s Youth International Players of the Year

Posted on 10 December 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer’s young footballers Jayden Nelson and Olivia Smith have been named 2019 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year. The young duo have been recognised for their excellence at the international level with Canada Soccer’s national youth teams. The Canadian Youth In More

2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards: Samuel Charron top in Para Soccer; Luis Rocha top in Futsal

Posted on 9 December 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Samuel Charron has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and Luis Rocha has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year. The two winners have been recognised for their excellence at the international level in their respective disciplines. This marks the 27th edition of the Canada More

Stephanie Labbé wins 2019 Allstate Good Hands® Award

Posted on 6 December 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Canadian soccer fans have voted Stephanie Labbé’s penalty kick save against Sweden during the Algarve Cup on 6 March as the 2019 Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands® Award. The save occurred during kicks from the penalty mark following a 0-0 draw through 90 minutes in the ma More

Alphonso Davies and Ashley Lawrence named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for November 2019

Posted on 4 December 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies and Ashley Lawrence have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for November 2019. Davies and Lawrence starred for both club and country during the month, with Davies at FC Bayern Munich in Germany and Lawrence at Paris Saint-Germain FC in France.Davies started at left More

2019 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards Nominees Announced

Posted on 27 November 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards with voting open for media and coaches from 27 November through 8 December. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2019 Canadian Players of the Year, celebrating the top male and female footballers fro More

Stephanie Labbé and Samuel Piette named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for October 2019

Posted on 1 November 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Stephanie Labbé and Samuel Piette have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for October 2019. Goalkeeper Labbé helped NC Courage capture the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Championship while midfielder Piette kept Canada perfect with a massive 2:0 vic More

Janine Beckie and Jonathan David named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for September 2019

Posted on 1 October 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Janine Beckie and Jonathan David have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for September 2019. The two Canadian forwards excelled for their clubs during the month, each scoring in European club competition with Manchester City and KAA Gent, respectively. David also scored a highligh More

Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame honours Canada Soccer’s London 2012 Women’s National Team

Posted on 23 September 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team that won bronze at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament has been honoured by the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in the Team Category as part of the Class of 2019. That London 2012 team won Canada’s first medal in a Summer Ol More

Maxime Crépeau and Sabrina D’Angelo named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for August 2019

Posted on 30 August 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Maxime Crépeau and Sabrina D’Angelo have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for August 2019. The two Canadian goalkeepers excelled during the month with Crépeau setting an MLS record with Vancouver Whitecaps FC and D’Angelo proving to be one of the best i More

Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair and Samuel Charron are the Canada Soccer Players of the Month for July 2019

Posted on 1 August 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair and Samuel Charron have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for July 2019. Kaye of Los Angeles FC and Sinclair of Portland Thorns FC have both excelled with their first-place teams in Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer Le More

Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence are the Canada Soccer Players of the Month for June 2019

Posted on 3 July 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for June 2019. David and Lawrence both excelled for Canada as they reached the knockout stages of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.  As part of Canada More

Past President Quinn named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 4 May 2019 in Awards & Recognition

The late Terry Quinn has been inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019. Quinn, the 29th President of Canada Soccer from 1992 to 1997, was inducted as an honoured member in the Builders section during Canada Soccer’s annual Awards Banquet on Saturday 4 May. The Qu More

Class of 2019: Hermus and McKenna named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 12 April 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced that former National Team standouts Randee Hermus and Kevin McKenna have been named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. The two stars will be inducted as part of the Class of 2019 at future home international matches this year. “Canada Soccer is honoured to welc More

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame to induct Past Canadian Players from 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s

Posted on 17 February 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Forever rivals Firefighters FC and Columbus FC will meet again on a Sunday afternoon in Vancouver, albeit this time under much friendlier circumstances. On 24 March 2019, heroes from the two Organisations of Distinction will be inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of a special class of More

Alphonso Davies named Postmedia Male Athlete of the Year

Posted on 29 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies was named 2018 Postmedia Male Athlete of the Year after a standout season for both Canada and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He is the first soccer player to win the multi-sport award.Davies, who turned 18 in November, was also named 2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year earlier this month. More

Alphonso Davies honoured with 2018 Canadian Player of the Year award

Posted on 12 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year after a standout season with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and yet another breakout season with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Of note, he helped Canada climb to current third-place position in qualifying and within a point of More

Christine Sinclair honoured with 14th Canadian Player of the Year award

Posted on 11 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Christine Sinclair has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year in recognition of another successful season highlighted by scoring the winning goal that qualified Canada for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. It was the nation’s most important goal of the year as Canada Soc More

Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema named Canada Soccer’s Youth International Players of the Year

Posted on 10 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer’s young footballers Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema have been named the 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year. The young duo have been recognised for their excellence at the international level with Canada Soccer’s national youth teams. Derek Corneli More

2018 Canada Soccer Player Awards: Jacob Orellana top in Futsal; Damien Wojtiw top in Para Soccer

Posted on 7 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Jacob Orellana has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year and Damien Wojtiw has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year as part of the 2018 Canada Soccer Player Awards. The two first-time winners have been recognised for their excellence at the international level in their respecti More

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Jonathan David has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year for the first time after a record-breaking season with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and professional club KAA Gent in Belgium and UEFA Europa League. The Canadian teenager was both a tournament All-Star and Golden Boot winner at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup as Canada reached the quarterfinals.
 
In 2019, David set a Men’s National Team joint-record with eight international goals, including a Canada record six goals at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. David was Canada Soccer’s Player of the Month in June and September, notably scoring a memorable world-class goal in the home victory in September after controlling a Mark-Anthony Kaye pass on the run and then evading a pair of Cuban defenders before slipping the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs.
 
David of Ottawa, Ontario was honoured from a vote shared by Canadian media and Canadian coaches. His co-winner from the Women’s National Team will be announced on Thursday 12 December.
 
“Jonathan David is a great role model for young players because humility and talent is always a great combination,” said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “He’s always made himself available to represent his country and he has delivered with performances and goals. We are proud to have Jonathan David as one of our own and pleased his hard work has received recognition.”
 
At the club level, David has scored 20 goals and 12 assists in the first 11 months of the year across league and cup competitions. Those totals include three goals and three assists in the back half of the 2018-19 Belgian season, four goals and one assist in the 2018-19 playoffs, nine goals and six assists to start the 2019-20 season, two goals in 2019-20 UEFA Europa League Qualifying, and two goals in 2019-20 UEFA Europa League group phase from which KAA Gent has already secured a spot in the Round of 32 knockout phase.
 
Counting his 28 goals scored for both club and country, David is Canada’s highest scoring forward in a single year over the past 20 years. Since the turn of the century, only five other Canadians have scored 20+ goals in a calendar year, with Hall of Fame honoured member Tomasz Radzinski having set the benchmark with 24 goals scored in 2000 (after scoring a personal-best 27 goals in 1999). Over the past two decades, Radzinski has been followed by Simeon Jackson (23 goals in 2009), Olivier Occean (21 goals in 2011 and 20 goals in 2015), Dwayne De Rosario (20 goals in 2011), Cyle Larin (22 goals in 2015), and now David.


 
This past year, Canada tied a Men’s National Team record with six competitive victories in a single year, including a historic 2:0 victory over USA in Toronto on 15 October. Across Concacaf Nations League Qualifying, the Concacaf Gold Cup, and Concacaf Nations League A, Canada posted six wins and three losses, also tying a record with six consecutive wins in a streak that ran from 14 March 2018 through 15 June 2019. Along with reaching the Concacaf Gold Cup quarter-finals in back-to-back competitions for the first time in a decade, Canada set a Men’s National Team record with 28 goals scored in a year (2019) and 13 consecutive matches with at least one goal (2018 through 2019).
 
David, 19 years old, has already made 12 international appearances for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team since making his debut on 9 September 2018. He played his youth football in the nation’s capital with Gloucester Hornets and Ottawa Internationals before turning pro with KAA Gent. He was 15 years old when he made his debut in the Canadian youth program in 2015.
 
2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards
This marks the 27th edition of the Canada Soccer Player Awards. Amongst men’s footballers, Jonathan David finished first in voting ahead of runner up Alphonso Davies and top-five finishers Scott Arfield, Jonathan Osorio and Mark-Anthony Kaye.
 
As part of the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards, Jayden Nelson and Olivia Smith have been named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year, Luis Rocha has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year, and Samuel Charron has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year. Stephanie Labbé, meanwhile, has been named the 2019 winner of the Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award.

Canada Soccer Moments, Plays and Goals of the Year
Canada Soccer’s annual Moments campaign will be announced on 20 December outlining the Top 10 Moments from 2019 across National Teams and player activity as well as the Canadian Championship.
 
Canada Soccer’s Plays of the Year fan voting will take place from 23 December – 3 January with the winner announced on 7 January 2020. Fans who vote will be entered for a chance to win one of three CanadaRED Prize Packs including a Grand Prize including a signed Nike National Team jersey.
 
Canada Soccer will unveil its Top 10 of the ‘10s Decade on 31 December followed by a National Teams Goal of the Year celebration on 1 January.

Follow Canada Soccer on Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN/@CanadaSoccerFR), on Instagram (@CanadaSoccer) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/canadasoccer) to follow the year end campaigns and have your chance to win!

Canada Soccer’s young footballers Jayden Nelson and Olivia Smith have been named 2019 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year. The young duo have been recognised for their excellence at the international level with Canada Soccer’s national youth teams.
 
The Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award celebrates Canada’s top two youth footballers in recognition of their achievements with Canada Soccer’s Youth National Teams, with an emphasis on their performance at age-category international competitions. In 2019, this included performances from the U-15 to U-20 age categories in FIFA and Concacaf tournaments.
 
Jayden Nelson helped Canada qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in six years after a semi-final finish at the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. Nelson scored five goals at the Concacaf tournament and earned two Man of the Match honours, including a 4:2 win over Guatemala in which he scored a hat trick. At the FIFA U-17 World Cup, he was Canada’s player of the match in the group finale against New Zealand.


 

“Jayden Nelson can be proud of the year he has had wearing the Canadian shirt,” said Andrew Olivieri, Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director. “His talent is unmistakable and we can be excited that there are players like him coming through our system. He’s still a young man trying to establish his career for club and country, but he can be a role model for the young players coming up behind him because he’s that player that can impact a match across all four moments of the game and has the mindset and drive to get better at his craft every day.”
 
Olivia Smith’s third year in Canada Soccer’s Women’s EXCEL Program was highlighted by an invitation to the Women’s National Team, including her first two international “A” appearances in which she became Canada’s youngest player ever. Alongside her time in the Super Regional EXCEL Centre in Markham, Ontario, Smith earned three call ups to the Women’s U-17 team and scored in back-to-back international matches against Mexico, notably sparking a come-from-behind 2:2 draw on 1 December.


 

“Olivia Smith was the youngest player to ever win a call up to the Women’s National Team, but what excites me most is her wonderful leadership and character, qualities that make her impact on the field even more powerful,” said Rhian Wilkinson, Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-20 and U-17 National Team Coach. “She is just starting her soccer journey, but her attitude and willingness to avoid the noise around her and just get to work on getting better every day makes me unbelievably excited for her future and the future of soccer in Canada.”
 
Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s EXCEL programs channel exceptional players into the best soccer environments. From that program, 11 former National Youth Team players still aged 18 to 21 featured at the international “A” level in 2019, including last year’s Youth International Players of the Year Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema. Alongside Smith, Cornelius and Huitema, other young players that featured for Canada in 2019 were Zachary Brault-Guillard, Gabrielle Carle, Jonathan David, Alphonso Davies, Jessie Fleming, Liam Fraser, Julia Grosso, Liam Millar, Jayde Riviere, and Deanne Rose.
 
Alongside their time with Canada Soccer’s Youth National Teams, Nelson of Brampton, Ontario plays for Toronto FC II while Smith of Whitby, Ontario plays for Canada Soccer’s Ontario Super REX in Markham.

Canada Soccer Moments, Plays and Goals of the Year
Canada Soccer’s annual Moments campaign will be announced on 20 December outlining the Top 10 Moments from 2019 across National Teams and player activity as well as the Canadian Championship.
 
Canada Soccer’s Plays of the Year fan voting will take place from 23 December – 3 January with the winner announced on 7 January 2020. Fans who vote will be entered for a chance to win one of three CanadaRED Prize Packs including a Grand Prize including a signed Nike National Team jersey.
 
Canada Soccer will unveil its Top 10 of the ‘10s Decade on 31 December followed by a National Teams Goal of the Year celebration on 1 January.

Follow Canada Soccer on Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN/@CanadaSoccerFR), on Instagram (@CanadaSoccer) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/canadasoccer) to follow the year end campaigns and have your chance to win!

Samuel Charron has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and Luis Rocha has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year. The two winners have been recognised for their excellence at the international level in their respective disciplines.
 
This marks the 27th edition of the Canada Soccer Player Awards, which will continue with the Canadian Youth International Players of the Year announcement on 10 December and then the 2019 Canadian Players of the Year announcement on 11 and 12 December. This past Friday, Stephanie Labbé was named the 2019 winner of the Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award.
 
Samuel Charron won the 2019 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year after a year in which he was named Player of the Tournament at the 16-nation IFCPF World Cup Sevilla 2019 in July. The 21-year old midfielder led Canada in goalscoring for the fourth consecutive season and wore the captain’s armband for all eight of Canada’s international matches. In a 4:0 win over Thailand, he scored his fourth career hat trick.


“Samuel Charron is arguably one of the best Para Soccer players in the world and we are very honoured to have him representing Canada,” said Drew Ferguson, Canada Soccer’s Para Soccer Head Coach. “Canada finished 11th at the 2019 IFCPF World Cup and yet Sam was still named the best player of 16 nations, a huge accomplishment and a well-deserved achievement.”
 
Luis Rocha won the 2019 Canadian Futsal Player of the Year award after a year in which he was Most Valuable Player and Top Scorer at the Futsal Canadian Championship. Rocha, a member of Canada Soccer’s Futsal National Team, scored 11 goals and three assists at the Futsal Canadian Championship in April. In the final match, he scored the championship-winning kick as Toronto Idolo Futsal beat Sporting Montréal FC for the second year in a row.


 

“Luis Rocha continues to develop as a futsal player and has shown consistent improvement since joining the Futsal National Team program,” said Kyt Selaidopoulos, Canada Soccer’s National Futsal Head Coach. “His performance at the 2019 Futsal Canadian Championship and recent attendance at Canada Soccer’s Futsal National Team camps make him a worthy recipient for the 2019 Canadian Futsal Player of the Year award.”
 
Charron of Ottawa, Ontario is now a two-time winner of the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year award while Rocha of Toronto, Ontario is a first-time winner of the Canadian Futsal Player of the Year award.

Canada Soccer Moments, Plays and Goals of the Year
Canada Soccer’s annual Moments campaign will be announced on 20 December outlining the Top 10 Moments from 2019 across National Teams and player activity as well as the Canadian Championship.
 
Canada Soccer’s Plays of the Year fan voting will take place from 23 December – 3 January with the winner announced on 7 January 2020. Fans who vote will be entered for a chance to win one of three CanadaRED Prize Packs including a Grand Prize including a signed Nike National Team jersey.
 
Canada Soccer will unveil its Top 10 of the ‘10s Decade on 31 December followed by a National Teams Goal of the Year celebration on 1 January.

Follow Canada Soccer on Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN/@CanadaSoccerFR), on Instagram (@CanadaSoccer) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/canadasoccer) to follow the year end campaigns and have your chance to win!

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