Wilkinson makes 100th appearance for Canada

Canada’s Rhian Wilkinson has made her 100th international appearance. Wilkinson reached the milestone as part of Canada’s starting XI for the 14 June Women’s International Friendly match against Korea DPR in Roma, Italia.

Canada’s Rhian Wilkinson has made her 100th international appearance. Wilkinson reached the milestone as part of Canada’s starting XI for the 14 June Women’s International Friendly match against Korea DPR in Roma, Italia.



Wilkinson, 29, is in her ninth season with Canada’s national team. She made her debut back on 26 April 2003 against USA in Washington, DC. She was 20 years old at the time. Less than three months later, she made her second appearance against Brazil in front of friends and family in Montréal. Fast forward to 2011, Wilkinson is the eighth player to reach the 100-appearance milestone.



Wilkinson’s experience includes participation in two FIFA Women’s World Cups (not counting Germany 2011), one Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, four CONCACAF women’s championships and two Pan American Games. In November 2010, she helped Canada win the CONCACAF championship in Cancún, Mexico.



Wilkinson has most recently been named Québec’s female player of excellence in 2007 and 2008. She was named CanadaSoccer.com Fans’ Choice (most popular) player in 2006. With the Ottawa Fury of the W-League, she was the league’s scoring champion in 2005 and then a playoff finalist in 2006 (when the Fury lost to the Whitecaps). At the college level, she played for the University of Tennessee.




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