Karina LeBlanc

Olympic Bronze Medalist

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As the longest serving player in Canadian soccer history, Karina LeBlanc has proudly represented Canada in three Pan American Games, four FIFA Women’s World Cups and two Olympic Games, including the 2012 London Olympic Games where she helped lead team Canada to its historic bronze medal win.







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Chicago Red Stars

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Born to parents from the small Caribbean island of Dominica who immigrated to Canada, Karina grew up in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. She is an alumni of the University of Nebraska where she became one of the most decorated goalkeepers in the school’s history. Karina is currently the starting goalkeeper for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League and continues to work towards her dream of competing in another Olympics and World Cup.

Karina LeBlanc

World Cups


Pan Am Games


Olympic Games




UNICEF Canada Ambassador


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Most recently, Karina’s passion for her sport and her country extends off the field in another historic accomplishment as the first female footballer to be named an official Ambassador with UNICEF Canada. Helping others realize their potential is fast becoming Karina’s most fulfilling role yet.

Karina is a natural motivator with an infectious smile and has some powerful messages to share. Her diverse experience and relentless pursuit of her dreams helps Karina be an inspiring role model and guest speaker for everyone from children in the most impoverished parts of the world, to associates for top global organizations.

Recent Posts

Interview: Road to Canada 2015

Sandra Prusina It’s incredible to think about Karina LeBlanc’s career. She debuted with the senior team as an 18-year-old in 1998. Since then, she’s won an Olympic medal, played in over 100 matches for Canada and is now embarking on a fifth World Cup appearance.

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Karina + UNICEF = No Child Too Far

Karina LeBlanc in Dominica

I am sitting on the plane trying to figure out how to put into words what the last four days have meant to me. I went back to where I started.  Where I spent the first 8 years of my life. I went back to

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2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada


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