Amy Walsh
Amy
Walsh

Born
Sep 13, 1977
Age
44
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Montréal, CAN
Height
177 cm
School(s)
McGill University University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Where they grew up
St-Bruno, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (1)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
102 Appearances
102 Starts
5 Goals
6 Assists

Bio

Amy Walsh

Amy Heather Walsh... soccer family (brother Ian, sisters Cindy, Sarah, Bonnie)... parents Christopher and Judith Walsh... grew up playing soccer and basketball... she was six years old when she started playing soccer for CS St-Bruno... favourites included Wayne Gretzky... one of four sisters that played for FC Sélect Rive-Sud (while their mother served as team manager)...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017... honoured by the Québec Soccer Hall of Fame (Temple de la renommée du soccer québecoise) and the Champlain Cavaliers Sports Hall of Fame... she was part of the Canadian team that won the 1998 Concacaf Championship, recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction...

Concacaf champion with Canada (1998)... represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups (USA 1999 and China 2007)... represented Canada at one Olympic Games (Beijing 2008)... in all, won four Concacaf medals with Canada (1998 gold, 2002 silver, 2006 silver, 2008 silver)... won a bronze medal with Canada at the Pan American Games Rio 2007... career 102 international “A” appearances across 12 years from 1998 to 2009 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team…

club career in Canada and USA...

after her playing career, she was formally honoured by Canada Soccer for reaching 100 international “A” appearances ahead of the Canada home match on 30 September 2010 at BMO Field in Toronto (Canada Soccer President Dr. Dominic Maestracci presented commemorative plates to both Diana Matheson and Amy Walsh)... she was formally inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame ahead of the Canada home match on 11 June 2017 at BMO Field in Toronto...

wrote Jim Morris ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999, Walsh “is the engine that will help drive the offence”... said coach Neil Turnbull in 1999, “she’s our top ball winner; she consistently comes out on top winning balls in the air, winning tackles, getting the knockdowns; she covers a lot of ground”... said coach Even Pellerud in 2000, “captain and leader by example; very dedicated, strong work ethic, and very important to the team“... said Walsh in 2011, “it feels good to reach 100 appearances. I feel it’s been a long time coming with a couple of injuries. It’s very special to share the moment with a core group of girls that I have played with for a long time”... said Walsh in 2017, “I got to live through all kinds of roles and all sorts of mental tests that I think only made me a better player and a better teammate”... wrote Neil Davidson in 2017, “an energetic ball-winner, Walsh was a key cog in Canada’s women’s team.”... wrote Melissa Tancredi in 2017, Walsh “led by example on and off the field, brought the Canadian grit and passion every single day, but never stopped making us laugh at the same time”...

said Suzanne Muir in 2021 of then rookie Amy Walsh in the late 1990s, “when Amy came on, you could begin to see the next generation of players coming and it was exciting. She worked so hard and she was such a class player and person. She did very well and you knew she would”...

For Country

she was 20 years old when she made her debut for Canada on 19 July 1998 (alongside her younger sister Cindy)... won a gold medal with Canada at the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1999... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999... represented Canada at the 2000 Algarve Women's Cup... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 16 March 2000 in Albufeira, POR (Algarve Cup)… finished fourth with Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup... 

represented Canada at the 2001 Algarve Women's Cup... she played in a career-high 43 consecutive Canada matches from 1998 to 2001, at the time a national record (surpassed by Diana Matheson in 2006)... she also set a record by making 43 consecutive starts for Canada from 1998 to 2001 (equaled by Christine Sinclair in 2016)... she was the fifth women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (5 March 2002)... represented Canada at the 2002 Algarve Women's Cup... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 2003... 

she was the sixth women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (26 August 2006)... 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... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... she played in a 22 consecutive Canada matches from 2006 to 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 fifth women's footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (7 March 2009)... finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup... 

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