Sue Brand
Sue
Brand

Born
Mar 18, 1966
Age
55
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Edmonton, CAN
Height
163 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Edmonton, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (5)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
20 Appearances
20 Starts
0 Goals
0 Assists

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Sue Brand

Sue Brand... soccer family (father Joe Brand, daughter Jamie Vriens, sister Anita Saiko, nephew Shaun Saiko)... her mother Rina was born in Wassenaar, NED while her father Joe was born in Oldenzaal, NED... she was born in Edmonton when her father played for Edmonton Canadians in the Western Canada League... her family moved from Edmonton to Nelson and then Vernon; she was 12 years old when her family moved from Vernon back to Edmonton... she grew up participating in soccer and gymnastics... she was 10 years old when she started playing soccer at Vernon YSA...

won a Concacaf silver medal with Canada (1991)… represented Canada at the World Invitational Women’s Tournament (Chinese Cup 1987) and International Women’s Football Tournament (China 1988)... career 20 international “A” appearances across 5 years from 1987 to 1991 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team…

a five-time Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Jubilee Trophy in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988)... a seven-time Alberta Cup provincial championship winner (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990)...

wrote Cathy Ross in 2020, “Sue was a quiet force with which to be reckoned on the back line”...

said Brand in 2021 of her throw-in flips, “when they had someone looking for the short throw, we would have somebody far waiting for my long throw in. There were times when I could drive it a little more, but with that much force from the flip it would be harder to control. I think we just caught people off guard by having it thrown farther away”... said Brand in 2021 of the Edmonton Angels success, “as a group, we all brought something to the team. The defenders, we had confidence in each other and we knew what each other could do, so you really didn’t second guess anything. With our goalkeeper Sue Simon in the back, you just knew that she was going to be there if the opponent got by one person, then she would be there”...

CANADA SOCCER HALL of FAME:

I am deeply honoured to be inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame alongside my fellow inductees. I am extremely grateful that I had the privilege to play for the Edmonton Angels SC and represent Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in the game that brought so much joy to my life.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous importance that Stuart Brown, my coach with the Angels, played in developing me as a soccer player. He taught me accountability, he taught me teamwork, he taught me discipline, and most of all, he taught me to believe in myself, all of which were the stepping stones that empowered me to achieve my full potential and go on to play for Canada.

Neil Turnbull and Sylvie Béliveau, my coaches with the National Team, also played an important part of my journey. Their devotion and effort to make me and my teammates better did not go unnoticed. Thank you for challenging us to be better!

I have an amazing sister that I played with on the Angels team. Anita, you inspired and mentored me to become the player I became! Thank you! To my parents, thank you for always supporting me and instilling the love of the game in me. To every teammate that I have ever stepped on the field with, thank you for your sacrifice and dedication. Know that you had an impact on me as a player and as a person. I cherish every memory we had together!

Finally, Canada Soccer, it is a privilege to be acknowledged and I am forever indebted to be inducted with other Hall of Fame Honoured Members that have made the game what it is today. It is humbling and I am proud to be part of this special club. Thank you!

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