Andrea Neil amongst Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Andrea Neil is the first women’s footballer to become an honoured member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. She was one of six Canadian sports figures that was inducted on Tuesday 8 November 2011.

Andrea Neil is the first women’s footballer to become an honoured member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. She was one of six Canadian sports figures that was inducted on Tuesday 8 November 2011.



Vancouver’s Andrea Neil was one of Canada’s best female soccer players for close to two decades. She represented her country on the international stage from 1991 to 2007, becoming the first Canadian to participate in four FIFA Women’s World Cups. She left international football after making 132 appearances for Canada, a national record at the time of her retirement.



Neil was also a four-time CONCACAF silver medalist, a Jubilee Trophy champion, a Canada Games champion, a CIAU Gladys Bean champion, a two-time W-League champion, and a Pan American Games bronze medalist.



Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is open at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary and features 12 galleries with 50 hands-on interactive displays, a collection of more than 95,000 artefacts, a 120-seat theatre, a retail store, and Education and Resource Centre where visitors can experience Canada’s preserved sporting history, celebrate the contribution of sport to society, and be inspired by our nation’s sporting heroes to dream big! For more details, visit sportshall.ca.

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