Desiree Scott
Desiree
Scott

Born
Jul 31, 1987
Age
35
Club
Kansas City Current
Birthplace
Winnipeg, CAN
Height
155 cm
School(s)
University of Manitoba
Where they grew up
Winnipeg, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (4)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
183 Appearances
165 Starts
0 Goals
4 Assists

Bio

Desiree Scott

Desiree Rose Marie Scott... she/her... speaks English... her mother was born in Winnipeg, MB while her father was born in Kingston, JAM... grew up participating in soccer, volleyball, track and basketball... she was eight years old when she started playing for Maples Cougars... enjoys singing, dancing... growing up, favourites included Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, FC Barcelona... other favourites included Dwyane Wade, Usain Bolt, Boston Celtics... earned Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba... earned her certification as a zumba instructor in 2014...

she was appointed to the Order of Manitoba in 2022... honoured by the Canada West 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)...

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 three FIFA Women’s World Cups (Germany 2011, Canada 2015, France 2019)... in all, represented Canada at two Olympic Games (London 2012, Rio 2016)... in all, won fiveConcacaf medals with Canada (2010 gold, 2012 silver, 2016 silver, 2020 silver, 2022 silver)... won a gold medal with Canada at the Pan American Games at Guadalajara 2011... from Rio 2016, was noted by the Olympic Football Tournament Technical Study Group (”competitive defensive midfielder with good passing skills, linked defence and attack”)...

represented Canada at one FIFA youth tournament (U-20 at Russia 2006)... won a Concacaf youth medal with Canada (2006 silver U-20)…

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)...

one of several players that had a cameo appearance in the “Colouful Canada” video that was produced to help unveil the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Official Emblem on 14 December 2012... served as an ambassador for KidSport Winnipeg... served as an ambassador for the Homeless World Cup...

said Scott in 2011, “I am really a hard worker and I don’t like it when opportunities are put in front of me and I don’t do the best that I can”... also said Scott in 2011, “I love to keep the ball at my feet; I am really aggressive”... said Scott in 2019, “I know that I am a player that likes to play simple, the one-two touch and get it to the players who can create that magic”...

said Scott with Kansas City Current in 2022, “I really just enjoy having my teammates to the left and right of me. I know we are fighting for a common goal (and) we’re working together. I know I’m in this with somebody else”... said Scott in 2022, “I am still pinching myself every day to call myself an Olympic champion, a gold medalist. To be at the top of the podium, to see my flag rise and to do that with some of the best teammates in the world, it’s really just a dream come true”...

said Annie Caron in 2021, “I love the way she plays and I love the way she is a no-nonsense player who keeps things simple and makes things happen. She can create a lot of opportunities for her teammates”...

For Country

she was 15 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2003 with coach Bryan Rosenfeld... 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...

she was 22 years old when she made her debut for Canada (24 February 2010)... finished first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup... 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... 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... her and Marie-Eve Nault were the 27th and 28th women's footballers to make their 50th appearance for Canada (31 July 2012)... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament...

she was the 21st women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (12 March 2014)... finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... she played in a career-high 68 consecutive Canada matches from 2012 to 2016... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in USA (Canada qualified for Rio 2016)... she was the 15th women’s footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (11 February 2016)... finished first with Canada at the 2016 Algarve Women’s Cup... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament...

she missed the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship through injury... 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...

won a silver medal with Canada at the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship in Mexico (Canada qualified for Australia & New Zealand 2023)...

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