Janet Lemieux

Jul 29, 1961
Edmonton, CAN
160 cm
University of Alberta
Where they grew up
Edmonton, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
6 Appearances
6 Starts
0 Goals
0 Assists


Janet Lemieux

Janet Lemieux... speaks English... her mother Virginia was born in New York while her father Raymond was born in Lac La Biche, AB ... when she was born, her father served as the Professor of Chemistry at the University of Alberta... she was seven years old when her father Raymond was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada on 12 November 1968 (he was later invested as a Companion on 3 May 1995)... grew up participating in soccer, athletics, tennis, basketball... she attended the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Vancouver...

represented Canada at the World Invitational Women’s Tournament (Chinese Cup 1987)... was an original member of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in 1986... career six international A appearances from 1986 to 1987 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team, in fact every Canada match until she suffered a leg injury…

a four-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1983 to 1986)... a five-time Alberta Cup provincial championship winner (1983 to 1987)...


I am extremely grateful and honoured to be selected to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame and to have my name included among some of the “greats” of women’s soccer with whom I had the pleasure of playing - Connie Cant, Tracy David, Ger Donnelly, Charmaine Hooper, and Joan McEachern, to name a few, as well as the current 2021 class of seven inductees. You are only as good as those players who surround you and it was truly special to have played beside this group of outstanding players who exemplify the hard work and dedication it took to begin and build the foundation for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Program from 35 years ago to the success that it is today.

I feel so fortunate to have had so many people contribute to my success as a player by being so generous with their time, expertise and friendship. As a girl growing up in the 1970s, there was no easy or direct path to play elite women’s soccer. Therefore, I would like to make a special tribute to those many nameless individuals who did, and continue to do the extraordinary, whose acts of kindness paved the way for my success and who continue to contribute to the development of future elite athletes.

Just a few examples from my own childhood include: the Belgravia Community Soccer coach and boys team who allowed me to play on the their team throughout my elementary school years, without question; my running teammates and coach who taught me discipline and the joys of competition and being part of a team; my tennis coach who started me in tennis by giving me free lessons; and my tennis club partner, who covered my coaching and teaching responsibilities to allow me to take time away from work to play soccer.

I would also like to mention the pivotal role the Edmonton Angels SC and Canada Soccer played in providing the opportunity for women’s soccer and my career to thrive and succeed. It would be remiss not to give special acknowledgement and thanks to coach Stuart Brown and team manager Gail Amort-Larson, for the endless hours they committed to the team.

Finally, I want to thank the players of the Angels and the National Teams. Without their shared passion for the game, their friendship and their desire to be the best club or the best players in Canada, I would never have been named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. Thank you for being my teammate and friend. Thank you for your encouragement, motivation, and support– I truly cherish the many, many good times, laughs and memories.

For Country

she was one of 23 footballers that participated in the first-ever Canadian women’s national camp in July 1986 in Winnipeg... she was 24 years old when she made her debut for Canada (7 July 1986)...

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