Kelly Parker

Mar 08, 1981
Regina, CAN
161 cm
University of Texas at El Paso
Where they grew up
Saskatoon, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
40 Appearances
38 Starts
3 Goals
7 Assists


Kelly Parker

Kelly Parker... her father was born in Antler, SK while her mother was born in Virden, MB... while Kelly and her twin Alison were born at a hospital in Regina, their family was in fact living in Maryfield, SK; they were five years old when the family moved from Maryfield to Saskatoon... grew up participating in track, running, soccer... she was nine years old when she first played soccer with Saskatoon United SC... favourites have included Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Real Madrid... other favourites have included Calgary Flames... a tattoo on her left arm reads “Do you want the truth or something beautiful”...

honoured by the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Texas El Paso Hall of Fame... 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)...

won a bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games... represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011... won a Concacaf silver medal with Canada (2012)… won a gold medal with Canada at the Pan American Games at Guadalajara 2011... career 40 international “A” appearances across 12 years from 2001 to 2012 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team… after her playing career, she was celebrated by Canada Soccer on 9 November 2017 in the half-time presentation to former Olympic bronze medal winners at BC Place in Vancouver (on that day, Kelly Parker, Chelsea Stewart and Brittany Timko Baxter were honoured at the Canada match)...

said Parker in 2011, “I’m not a flashy player; it is more about timing and my vision; as a midfielder, it is quick ball movement and an ability to be good off the ball”... said Parker in 2011 ahead of her first FIFA Women’s World Cup, “for me it is a dream come true; it is not a nervous thing, but an anxious thing (because) I know it could be my last crack”... said Parker in 2017, “my experience with Canada Soccer changed my life: it allowed me to travel the world, challenged me to new heights, but above all it allowed my dreams to come true”...

For Country

she was 22 years old when she made her debut for Canada (17 July 2003)... finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 20 February 2010 in Larnaka, CYP… finished first with Canada at the 2010 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... she played in a career-high 20 consecutive Canada matches in 2011-12... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... 


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