Sophie Schmidt
Sophie
Schmidt

Born
Jun 28, 1988
Age
34
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Winnipeg, CAN
Height
172 cm
School(s)
University of Portland
Where they grew up
Abbotsford, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (7)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
213 Appearances
194 Starts
19 Goals
20 Assists

Bio

Sophie Schmidt

Sophie Diana Schmidt... she/her... speaks English and German... soccer family (brothers Spencer and Bruce)... both of her father Elmer and mother Cornelia were born in Paraguay... she was eight years old when she started playing soccer for Abbotsford... played high school basketball... favourites have included Michelle Akers, Zinédine Zidane... graduated with degree in life science and Germany from the University of Portland in December 2010... she earned an honorary degree from the University of Fraser Valley in June 2018...

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)...

with Canada at the Olympic Games, won a gold medal (Tokyo 2021) and two bronze medals (London 2012 and Rio 2016)... she was in fact one of three players that won three consecutive Olympic medals (Sophie Schmidt, Desiree Scott, Christine Sinclair)... Concacaf champion with Canada (2010)… represented Canada at four FIFA Women’s World Cups (China 2007, Germany 2011, Canada 2015, France 2019)... in all, represented Canada at three Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016)... in all, won seven Concacaf medals with Canada (2006 silver, 2008 silver, 2010 gold, 2012 silver, 2016 silver, 2018 silver, 2020 silver)... won a gold medal with Canada at the Pan American Games at Guadalajara 2011... from China PR 2007, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”aggressive and tough defensive midfielder with good distribution”)... from Germany 2011, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”mobile, ball-winning defensive midfielder who is good under pressure and in possession”)... from Canada 2015, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”midfielder with good technical skills and tactical mind, leader, strong fighting mentality, controlled large areas of the pitch”)... from Rio 2016, was noted by the Olympic Football Tournament Technical Study Group (”energetic and hard working central midfielder with good vision and passing skills”)...

represented Canada at two FIFA youth tournaments (U-19 at Thailand 2004; U-20 at Russia 2006)... won two Concacaf youth medals with Canada (2006 silver U-20 and 2008 gold U-20)

club career in Canada, USA, Sweden and Germany... an NWSL Challenge Cup winner with Houston Dash (2020)... a USL W-League Championship winner with Vancouver Whitecaps (2006)... with Surrey United SC, a Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Jubilee Trophy in 2006)...

as a player, served as a brand ambassador for Nike Canada...

after the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, she performed the ceremonial coin toss before a BC Lions game on 24 July... part of the Canada Soccer team that met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill on 6 June 2016 ahead of their international match one day later in Ottawa... part of the Canada Soccer team that met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Langford ahead of their international match on 8 April 2022 (a surprise visit by the Prime Minister at the team hotel)...

said coach John Herdman, “what you get from Sophie is an honest performance every single game”...

For Country

she was 14 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2003 with coach Bryan Rosenfeld... finished fifth with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Thailand 2004... won a silver medal at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in Mexico... represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Russia 2006... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in Puebla (Canada qualified for Chile 2008)...

she was 16 years old when she made her debut for Canada (19 April 2005)... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 27 April 2005 in Bischheim, FRA… won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... 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...

she was the 19th women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (8 November 2010)... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011... 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... she was the 15th women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (19 January 2012)... 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 11th women's footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (6 March 2013)... she played in a career-high 76 consecutive Canada matches in 2011-15... finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in USA (Canada qualified for Rio 2016)... finished first with Canada at the 2016 Algarve Women’s Cup... she was the fourth women's footballer to make her 150th appearance for Canada (20 July 2016)... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament...

played in 24 consecutive Canada matches (2016-17)... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in USA (Canada qualified for France 2019)... represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship (Canada qualified for Tokyo 2020)... won an Olympic gold medal with Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in 2021...

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