Charmaine Hooper
Charmaine
Hooper

Born
15 January 1968
Age
54
Birthplace
Georgetown, GUY
Height
170 cm
School(s)
North Carolina State University
Where they grew up
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
TEAM HONOURS (3)
Stats
International "A" - CAN WNT
129 Appearances
122 Starts
71 Goals
14 Assists

Bio

Charmaine Hooper

Charmaine Elizabeth Hooper... sports family (soccer brother Lyndon, baseball brother Ian)... she was eight years old when her family moved to Ottawa, ON, CAN... she was 12 years old when she started playing soccer for Nepean Hotspurs in Ottawa... played soccer and basketball at J.S. Woodsworth Secondary School in Nepean (now part of Ottawa)... growing up, favourites included Pelé, Dale Mitchell...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012... honoured by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the USL Hall of Fame, the North Carolina State Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame... on 24 June 2005, the Charmaine Hooper Fields were named in her honour by the City of Ottawa at the Nepean Sportsplex (”we salute Charmaine for being a role model for the community and all female soccer athletes in Canada”)... she was part of the first Canadian team to play at the FIFA Women’s World Cup (Sweden 1995), recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction... she was part of the Canadian team that won the 1998 Concacaf Championship, recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction... a four-time Canada Soccer Player of the Year (1994, 1995, 2002 and 2003)... her brother Lyndon Hooper is also an honoured member of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame...

Concacaf champion with Canada (1998)... represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups (Sweden 1995, USA 1999, USA 2003), including a fourth-place finish at USA 2003... in all, won six Concacaf medals with Canada (1991 silver, 1993 bronze, 1994 silver, 1998 gold, 2002 silver, 2004 bronze)... one of six original members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in 1986 that also participated in Canada’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1995 (Annie Caron, Carla Chin, Geri Donnelly, Charmaine Hooper, Michelle Ring and Cathy Ross)... represented Canada at the World Invitational Women’s Tournament (Chinese Cup 1987)... career 129 international “A” appearances across 21 years from 1986 to 2006 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team... when she left international football, she ranked first in international “A” appearances (129) and first in goals scored (71) the Women’s National Team...

from Sweden 1995, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group as one of Canada’s outstanding players... from USA 1999, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group as one of Canada’s outstanding players... from USA 2003, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (“inspirational leader, commanding in defence, dangerous at set pieces”)...

club career in Canada, USA, Norway, Italy and Japan...

attended the Final Match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Vancouver... one of four co-founders of the Canada Women’s Soccer Alumni Association in 2017 (Geri Donnelly, Charmaine Hooper, Nicole Sedgwick Stewart, Helen Stoumbos)...

said former teammate Rhian Wilkinson in 2011, Hooper “really set the standard for everyone at training (and) I think that is still with the team today”... said former teammate Emily Zurrer in 2011, Hooper “took command on the field and off the field”...

said coach Stuart Barber in 1983, “Charmaine is a born striker with a golden touch”... wrote Shirley Connor in 1984, “her goals have become so predictable the team has stopped keeping statistics”... said school coach Lionel Woods in 1986, “she’s the most talented player I’ve ever coached and she has a great attitude which she needs given all the attention she gets on the field”...

said coach Even Pellerud in 2003 after Hooper played centre back at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, “her attitude and commitment to the team were outstanding”...

For Country

she was one of 23 footballers that participated in the first-ever Canadian women’s national camp in July 1986 in Winnipeg... she was 18 years old when she made her debut for Canada (7 July 1986)... 

won a silver medal with Canada at the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 1991... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 16 April 1991 in Port-au-Prince, HAI (FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifier)… 

finished third with Canada at the 1993 CONCACAF Women’s Invitational Tournament... won a silver medal with Canada at the 1994 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Sweden 1995... played in a career-high 29 consecutive Canada matches from 1990 to 1995, at the time a national record (tied by Michelle Ring later that year and then surpassed by Geraldine Donnelly)... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995... 

won a gold medal with Canada at the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1999... she was the second women's footballer to make 50 appearances for Canada (10 January 1999)... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999... finished fourth with Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup... 

she was the first women's footballer to make 75 appearances for Canada (19 June 2001)... represented Canada at the 2001 Algarve Women's Cup... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 2003... represented Canada at the 2003 Algarve Women's Cup... she was the first women's footballer to make 100 appearances for Canada (20 September 2003)... finished fourth with Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003... was one of four Canadians that played in 1995, 1999 and 2003 finals (along with Silvana Burtini, Isabelle Morneau, Andrea Neil)... finished third with Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Costa Rica... played in 20 consecutive Canada matches from 2003 to 2005... 

For Sport

served as an Honourary Ambassador for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2002... served on the Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008... served on the Technical Study Group at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Germany 2010... served as a member on the FIFA Football Committee...

Individual Honours

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