Diana Matheson

Apr 06, 1984
Mississauga, CAN
154 cm
Princeton University
Where they grew up
Oakville, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
206 Appearances
193 Starts
19 Goals
23 Assists


Diana Matheson

Diana Beverly Matheson... she/her... her father was born in Montréal, QC while her mother was born in Uxbridge, ON... while Diana was born in Mississauga, her family was in fact living in neighbouring Oakville, ON... grew up participating in soccer, hockey and cross-country running... she was five years old when she started playing soccer for Oakville SC... growing up, favourites included Andrés Iniesta, Steven Gerrard, Liverpool... graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Economics, with honours from Princeton University (2008)... one of four members of iS4, a group that is dedicated to empowering others through workshops, speaking engagements, team building, and soccer camps...

she was honoured by Canada Soccer for reaching 100 international “A” appearances ahead of the Canada home match on 30 September 2010 at BMO Field in Toronto (Canada Soccer President Dr. Dominic Maestracci presented commemorative plates to both Diana Matheson and Amy Walsh)... as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration in 2012, was named to the All-Time Canada XI women’s team... has served as a brand ambassador for adidas Canada... in May 2017, a street in Oakville was named in her honour (former Rambler Court renamed Diana Matheson Way)... 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)...

a Toppserien winner in Norway with Lillestrøm SK (2012)... a Canada Soccer Championship winner with Oakville SC (Jubilee Trophy in 2002)... a Canada Games winner (2001)...

said Matheson in 2011, “I started out as a very feisty player; I got on the field because I could run around and win a lot of balls”... of her medal-winning goal at the London 2012 Olympics, John Doyle wrote, “the best Olympic moment, by far, was Diana Matheson’s smile after she scored THAT goal in the bronze-medal match”... said Matheson in 2012, “this has been one of the most incredible years of my life; I still look back on what we were able to accomplish as a team in London and what it has meant to all of Canada and for the growth of soccer in the country”...

from Germany 2011, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”mobile midfielder who finds space well and supports attack”)... from London 2012, was noted by the Olympic Football Tournament Technical Study Group (”dynamic, hard-working and competitive right-sided midfielder, adept at launching attacks”)...

said Desiree Scott in 2019, “she is such a vocal leader, she knows the game tactically, and she’s that organiser out there. She has that experience in the midfield and she’s able to help the people around her adapt to what’s going on in the game. She has a great soccer brain”...



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