Robyn Gayle
Robyn
Gayle

Born
Oct 31, 1985
Age
36
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Toronto, CAN
Height
169 cm
School(s)
University of North Carolina
Where they grew up
Mississauga, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (5)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
81 Appearances
68 Starts
2 Goals
1 Assists

Bio

Robyn Gayle

Robyn Krista Gayle... soccer family (brother Li-R)... both of her parents Glen and Lona 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, Neymar, Arsenal, Toronto FC... earned Bachelor of Psychology from the University of North Carolina in 2008...

she was celebrated as part of the London 2012 Olympic soccer team honoured in the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 in Toronto on 23 October 2019 (she was one of 18 players that attended the event)...

Concacaf champion with Canada (2010)… won a bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games... represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups (China 2007, Germany 2011, Canada 2015)... in all, represented Canada at two Olympic Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012)... in all, won four Concacaf medals with Canada (2006 silver, 2008 silver, 2010 gold, 2012 silver)... won medals with Canada at two Pan American Games (silver Santo Domingo 2003 and gold at Guadalajara 2011)... career 81 international “A” appearances across 10 years from 2006 to 2015 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team… after her playing career, she was celebrated by Canada Soccer on 11 June 2017 in the half-time presentation to former Olympic bronze medal winners at BMO Field in Toronto (on that day, Josée Bélanger, Jonelle Filigno, Robyn Gayle, Kaylyn Kyle, and Lauren Sesselmann were honoured at the Canada match)...

won a silver medal with Canada at the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada 2002… in all, represented Canada at two FIFA youth tournaments (U-19 at Canada 2002 and Thailand 2004)...

club career in Canada and USA... with Oakville SC, a Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Jubilee Trophy in 2002)... with the University of North Carolina, an NCAA Championship winner (2006)...

said Gayle of her youth soccer, she started out as a “fast and little” striker before moving back to midfield and eventually fullback... 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”...

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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