Chelsea Women’s Jessie Fleming named Canada Soccer Player of the Year

Canada Soccer's POTY, Jessie Fleming
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Jessie Fleming has been named Canada Soccer Player of the Year for the first time after joint top-scoring for her country in 2021.

Fleming scored four goals for Canada in 2021, including penalties in the 1-0 victory over USA and the equalizer against Sweden in the Olympic Final, which Canada won in a shoot-out.

Fleming played in 17 matches, making 16 starts and helped Canada set a Women’s National Team record with a 12-match unbeaten streak from April through October.

She also helped Chelsea to the domestic treble and was a runners-up in the UWCL.

Fleming finished first in voting ahead of runner-up Stephanie Labbé, plus Ashley Lawrence, Christine Sinclair and Kadeisha Buchanan.

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