Emily Zurrer
Emily
Zurrer

Born
Jul 12, 1987
Age
35
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Vancouver, CAN
Height
177 cm
School(s)
University of Illinois
Where they grew up
Crofton, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (2)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
82 Appearances
70 Starts
3 Goals
3 Assists

Bio

Emily Zurrer

Emily Jane Zurrer... she/her... sports family (volleyball cousin Robbie)... she was four years old when her family moved from Vancouver to Crofton... grew up participating in soccer, karate, rugby, track, basketball and volleyball.... she was seven years old when she started playing for Cowichan Valley... she was 12 years old when she earned her black belt in karate... hobbies include snowboarding, outdoors, hanging out with friends and family... growing up, favourites included Gerard Piqué, Diego Forlan, Mario Balotelli... other favourites included Pavel Bure, Vancouver Canucks.. earned a Bachelor of Science, Advertising, from the University of Illinois in 2009... in 2013, her and Emily Zurrer started Sweet Ride and Froyo Waffles, a food truck business in British Columbia... served as a brand ambassador for Umbro Canada... ran her first marathon in May 2016 (the Vancouver Marathon)...

honoured by the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia. the North Cowichan-Duncan Sports Hall of Fame, and the University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame... as part of the London 2012 team, honoured by the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and BC Sports 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)...

Concacaf champion with Canada (2010)… won a bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games... represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups (Germany 2011 and Canada 2015)... in all, represented Canada at two Olympic Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012)... career 82 international “A” appearances across 12 years from 2004 to 2015 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team… after her playing career, she was celebrated by Canada Soccer on 4 February 2017 in the half-time presentation to former Olympic bronze medal winners at BC Place in Vancouver (on that day, Karina LeBlanc, Carmelina Moscato and Emily Zurrer were honoured at the Canada match)...

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

in 2013, was one of 28 athletes featured in Sportsnet Magazine’s The Beauty of Sport...

said of her 2006 head injury in which she took 18 stitches before the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, “I wish they had taken pictures before they stitched me up; (Dr. Cathy Campbell) did a layer underneath and a layer over top; I didn’t cry the whole time and I was completely fine; I only got emotional after they brought me to the mirror to show me”... said Emily in 2011 of her many knocks as a defender, “if it is just bleeding, then I can play through things like that”...

For Country

she was 15 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2003 with coach Lewis Page... won a gold medal at the 2004 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in Canada (Canada also qualified for Thailand 2004)... 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 (she did not feature)... 

she was 16 years old when she made her debut for Canada (she played centre back alongside Charmaine Hooper in an 0:1 loss to USA on 3 July 2004)... 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... 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... she was the 25th women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (22 November 2011)... finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women's Cup... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 2 March 2011 in Larnaka, CYP (Cyprus Cup)… represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011... played in a career-high 21 consecutive Canada matches from 2010 to 2011... missed the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 because of club commitments... 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 did not feature because of an injury)... 

she was the 22nd women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada 18 June 2014)... finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 (she did not feature)... 

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