Andrea Neil

Oct 26, 1971
Vancouver, CAN
177 cm
University of British Columbia
Where they grew up
Vancouver, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
132 Appearances
132 Starts
24 Goals
7 Assists


Andrea Neil

Andrea Jane Neil... as a teenager, suffered a serious right knee injury in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic... earned her USSF National “B” Coaching License in Carson, CA, USA in April 2009... earned her UEFA A Diploma (Coaching Award) in July 2010 at Coverciano in Florence, ITA in July 2010... granted her Canada Soccer Coaching B Licence in 2012...

on 1 September 2005, was honoured ahead of a home international for surpassing 100 international appearances... her Vancouver Whitecaps jersey number 5 was retired in her honour on 7 June 2008... as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration in 2012, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI women’s team...

said Dick Mosher in 1990, Neil was “one of the finest soccer players male or female to play here at UBC”... wrote Sylvie Béliveau in 1995, “physically, technically and this year tactically, Andrea became a great asset to the team”... said coach Even Pellerud in 2000, “leader and highly respected“... said Neil in 2005, “I know my parents were very proud of me for what I did”... wrote Even Pellerud in 2003, “her influence and impact as a leader is immeasurable”...

said Even Pellerud in December 2007 “has been instrumental in the evolvement and continuous progress of the Women’s National Team program - and that is an understatement... never in my professional coaching career of more than 20 years has an athlete been so influential”... said Sylvie Béliveau in 2007, Neil “has always been a hard-working player that is easy to coach; with experience, she has become a very positive leader of the team and a true role model”... said Bob Lenarduzzi in 2007, “her relentless commitment to growing women’s soccer in Canada is second to none”... said Chris Bennett in 2007, “she was the ultimate captain and leader and I could always trust her. She will probably go down in history as one of the best female soccer players in Canadian history”...


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