Sophie Schmidt

Jun 28, 1988
Winnipeg, CAN
172 cm
University of Portland
Where they grew up
Abbotsford, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
209 Appearances
192 Starts
19 Goals
20 Assists


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

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)...

an NWSL Challenge Cup winner with Houston Dash (2020)... a USL W-League Championship winner with Vancouver Whitecaps (2006)... a Canada Soccer Jubilee Trophy winner with Surrey United SC (2006)...

after the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, she performed the ceremonial coin toss before a BC Lions game on 24 July... 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)...

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



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