Fleming celebrates with teammates

Jessie Fleming

Canadian Olympic Medal Count

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Biography

Jessie Fleming was 14 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2012 and won a silver medal with Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. She was 15 years old when she made her senior debut for Canada, the second-youngest player to ever suit up for the country. In 2014 she represented Canada at both the FIFA U-17 and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cups. 

In 2015, Fleming helped Canada win silver at the Cyprus Cup and appeared in two games of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil. She then played every minute of every game as Canada finished fourth at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. In the bronze medal match, Fleming scored Canada’s lone goal on a penalty kick as the host nation lost to Mexico. She went on to be named the 2015 Canadian female U-20 Player of the Year for the first of three straight years. 

Fleming scored once at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier where Canada finished second to earn a spot in Rio. She then helped Canada win the 2016 Algarve Cup. In her Olympic debut at Rio 2016, Fleming started all six of Canada’s games, playing full time in four of them, including the bronze medal match as Canada defeated Brazil. 

Fleming was a key contributor as Canada finished second at the 2018 CONCACAF Championship to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She played every minute of Canada’s four games at France 2019. In early 2020, she helped Canada finish second at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament to book their tickets to Tokyo 2020. 

While playing professionally with Chelsea FC, Fleming won the FA Women’s Super League and FA League Cup in 2020-21.

A Little More About Jessie

Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 3… Grew up participating in soccer, hockey, track and cross-country running… Odds and Ends: Favourite mottos: “Play every game like it’s your last” and “Get outside your comfort zone, that’s where the magic happens”… Always puts the right side of her equipment before the left side… Nickname: Jess, JFlem…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Rio 2016 Football (Soccer)WomenBronze

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2016 - BRONZE

Pan American Games: 2015 – 4th

FIFA World Cup: 2019 - Rnd of 16; 2015 – QF

FIFA World Cup (U20): 2014 – QF

FIFA World Cup (U17): 2014 – QF

CONCACAF Championships (Gold Cup): 2018 - SILVER

CONCACAF Championships (U17): 2013 – SILVER