Dr. Melissa Tancredi
Dr. Melissa
Tancredi

Born
Dec 27, 1981
Age
40
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Hamilton, CAN
Height
174 cm
School(s)
University of Notre Dame
Where they grew up
Ancaster, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (3)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
125 Appearances
111 Starts
27 Goals
19 Assists

Bio

Dr. Melissa Tancredi

Melissa Palma Tancredi DC, MSc, BS, BA... speaks English and a little French and Italian... her father was born in Ascoli Piceno, ITA while her mother was born in Thorold, ON... she was four years old when she started playing soccer for Ancaster... grew up participating in soccer, track & field, volleyball, javelin... enjoys the beach, movies, restaurants... favourites have included Kaká, Andriy Shevchenko, AC Milan... earned a Bachelor of Arts, pre-medicine/pre-medical studies, Anthropology, from the University of Notre Dame in 2005... earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Logan University in 2014... earned a Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation in 2014... served as a brand ambassador for adidas Canada, Bio Steel... ran the Workshop Performance Clinic in Vancouver with Selenia Iacchelli...

honoured by the Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame... in 2017, the Melissa Tancredi Soccer Field was named in her honour by the City of Ancaster... 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)...

Concacaf champion with Canada (2010)… won a bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games... represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups (China 2007, Germany 2011, Canada 2015)... in all, represented Canada at three Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016)... in all, won six Concacaf medals with Canada (2004 bronze, 2006 silver, 2008 silver, 2010 gold, 2012 silver, 2016 silver)... won a bronze medal with Canada at the Pan American Games Rio 2007... career 125 international “A” appearances across 14 years from 2004 to 2017 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team… when she left international football, she ranked eighth in international “A” appearances (125) with Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team... she was celebrated by Canada Soccer on 4 February 2017 in the post-match presentation to former Olympic bronze medal winners at BC Place in Vancouver (Marie-Eve Nault, Melissa Tancredi and Rhian Wilkinson were all celebrated after making their final international appearances)...

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...

said teammate Diana Matheson in 2017, Melissa “has been such a big-game player for Canada”... said teammate Desiree Scott in 2017, she “is always there to bring a laugh in the environment, but she also has that intensity that she wants to demand the best from the team”... said former teammate Robyn Gayle in 2017, Melissa is “someone who is very strong and powerful, but also has that finesse ability”...

after the London 2012 semi-final, wrote to fans, “I learned this when I was young...you can't be proud of something that's just given to u. We gave everything n will do it again. #CANADIAN”

For Country

she was 22 years old when she made her debut for Canada (26 February 2004)... finished third with Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Costa Rica... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... won a bronze medal with Canada at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 14 July 2007 in Rio, BRA (Pan American Games)… represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... she scored the second-fastest goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup history (37 seconds from the start of the 20 September 2007 draw with Australia)... finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)... she scored the game-winning goal in the 9 April match that qualified Canada for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Tournament... reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... 

finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup... she was the 20th women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (9 December 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... missed the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 because of club commitments... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver (Canada qualified for London 2012)... she scored the game-winning goal in the 27 January match that qualified Canada for the London 2012 Olympic Tournament... she was the 16th women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (6 March 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 played in a career-high 19 consecutive Canada matches in 2012... 

she was the 13th women’s footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (29 May 2015 in Hamilton)... 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... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament...

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