Sue Simon

05 July 1961
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
170 cm
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Where they grew up
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
International "A" - CAN WNT
4 Appearances
4 Starts
2 cleansheets


Sue Simon

Sue Simon... speaks English... her mother Irene was born in Debrecen, HUN while her father Istvan (d.1993) was born in Budapest, HUN (they both moved to Canada in 1956)... grew up participating in soccer and ice hockey... she was 12 years old when she started playing soccer at Beverly Heights in Edmonton... primarily featured in soccer as a goalkeeper, but also played as a midfielder/striker...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2021... honoured in 2010 as part of Alberta Soccer’s Centennial Recognition of the Top Female Players...

was an original member of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in 1986... made four international “A” appearances from 1986 to 1987 with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team as a goalkeeper, in fact Canada’s first four “A” matches including an MVP performance in Canada’s first-ever win against USA on 9 July 1986...

club career in Canada... with Edmonton Angels SC, a six-time Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Jubilee Trophy in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1995) and eight-time Alberta Cup provincial championship winner (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995)... she was just the third six-time national winner (after former Edmonton teammates Tracy David and Anika Saiko)... once held Canada Soccer’s all-time record for clean sheets at the National Championships...

said Stuart Brown in 1984, “Sue Simon is one of the best, if not the best, in Canada”...

said Simon in 2021, “early on before I played with the Angels, I was sort of on the fence whether I would play out or in. I did enjoy playing goal and I never had the speed to play out, so I guess that’s when I focused on playing goal. Just having those teammates in front of me, we were a very solid backline and very rarely did anything ever get through”... said Simon of her footwork as a goalkeeper, “as far as the footwork went, I always prided myself on working as hard as my teammates did out on the field. I just took that as, you always have to do that better than and not just work on your goalkeeping skills”...

said Janet Lemieux in 2021, “it was really easy when Sue Simon was behind me as a goalkeeper, I always knew she would stop the ball, she was a phenomenal goalkeeper, probably the best I have ever seen”...

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 25 years old when she made her debut for Canada (7 July 1986)...

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