Women’s nominees for the 2020 Canada Soccer Player Awards

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Janine Beckie | #CANWNT | ENG / Manchester City FC

Janine Beckie won her third Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She finished second on Canada with four goals in 2020, making her Canada’s joint top scorer over the past five years with Christine Sinclair. At the club level, she helped Manchester City FC finish second in the league standings in 2019-20 and reach the Round of 16 in UEFA Champions League. In November, she became the first Canadian to score in an FA Cup final.

Kadeisha Buchanan | #CANWNT | FRA / Olympique Lyonnais

Kadeisha Buchanan won her third Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She was one of four Canadians named to the Best XI at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying. At the club level, she won her fourth UEFA Champions League title, her fourth Championnat de France, and her third Coupe de France. From January through 23 November, she featured in 17 club matches and scored three goals. She won Canada Soccer Player of the Month honours in February and August.

Allysha Chapman | #CANWNT | USA / Houston Dash

Allysha Chapman won her third Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. At the club level, she helped the Houston Dash win the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. Across both the Challenge Cup and Fall Series, she finished fourth amongst all Canadians in NWSL minutes.

Jessie Fleming | #CANWNT | ENG / Chelsea FC

Jessie Fleming won her second Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She played the second most minutes of any Canadian midfielder and scored at the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifiers. At the club level, she signed her first professional contract with Chelsea FC in the FA Women’s Super League and made her professional debut on 29 August.

Jordyn Huitema | #CANWNT | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC

Jordyn Huitema won her second Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She won the Golden Shoe as the tournament’s top scorer and was one of four Canadians named to the Best XI at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying. At the club level, she helped Paris Saint-Germain finish second in the league standings in 2019-20 and run out in first place from the first three months of the 2020-21 season. She also reached the Coupe de France final and the semi-final stage of UEFA Champions League.

Stephanie Labbé | #CANWNT | USA / NC Courage

Stephanie Labbé won her fourth Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She won the Golden Glove and was one of four Canadians named to the Best XI at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying. At the club level, she posted two clean sheets in four matches and tied Karina LeBlanc’s all-time Canadian record for NWSL shutouts across all competitions (18).

Ashley Lawrence | #CANWNT | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC

Ashley Lawrence won her third Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She was one of four Canadians named to the Best XI at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying. At the club level, she helped Paris Saint-Germain finish second in the league standings in 2019-20 and run out in first place from the first three months of the 2020-21 season. She also reached the Coupe de France final and the semi-final stage of UEFA Champions League. From January through 23 November, she featured in 16 club matches and scored two goals.

Nichelle Prince | #CANWNT | USA / Houston Dash

Nichelle Prince won her third Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. At the club level, she helped the Houston Dash win the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. After missing the back half of 2019 through injury, she returned to action with Canada at the international level and then finished fifth amongst all Canadians in NWSL minutes played.

Sophie Schmidt | #CANWNT | USA / Houston Dash

Sophie Schmidt led Canada in minutes played and won her seventh Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. At the club level, Schmidt led Houston Dash to the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup title and became the third-highest scoring Canadian in the league history. She won Canada Soccer Player of the Month honours in September.

Desiree Scott | #CANWNT | USA / Utah Royals FC

Desiree Scott won her fourth Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She played the most minutes of any Canadian midfielder and recorded two assists in eight international matches.

Kailen Sheridan | #CANWNT | USA / Sky Blue FC

Kailen Sheridan won her second Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She featured in two international matches in 2020 and posted her sixth career clean sheet. At the club level, she won the NWSL Golden Glove award as Sky Blue FC reached the semi-final stage of an NWSL semi-final for the first time in seven years. She was named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Players’ Player Award winner.

Christine Sinclair | #CANWNT | USA / Portland Thorns FC

Christine Sinclair set the world’s all-time international goalscorer with her 185th goal for Canada on 29 January 2020. She won her ninth Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. At the club level, Sinclair led Portland Thorns FC to the 2020 NWSL Community Shield and was the competition’s top scorer with six goals in four matches. Sinclair won Canada Soccer Player of the Month honours in January, September and October.

Shelina Zadorsky | #CANWNT | USA / Orlando Pride & ENG / Tottenham Hotspur

Shelina Zadorsky won her third Concacaf medal as Canada qualified for the Olympic Games for the fourth consecutive time. She finished second on Canada in minutes played and recorded a goal and two assists at the international level. She earned Player of the Match honours in a 2:0 win over Mexico. At the club level, she joined newly-promoted Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Women’s Super League where she has featured in every league match since her debut on 13 September.

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