|Playing position |
Role soccer player
Height 1.61 m
|2013–2014 Canada U-17|
Career start December 15, 2013
Name Jessie Fleming
|Full name Jessie Alexandra Fleming|
Place of birth London, Ontario, Canada
Current team Canada women's national under-17 soccer team (Midfielder)
Similar Janine Beckie, Rebecca Quinn (soccer), Christine Sinclair
Date of birth (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 23)
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Jessie Alexandra Fleming (born March 11, 1998) is a Canadian soccer player who plays as a midfielder for the UCLA Bruins and the Canadian national team, having made her senior debut at age 15 years 278 days.
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Fleming committed to UCLA in 2014 and joined the Bruins in 2016. She played her first game on August 28, scoring twice in her debut though the Bruins would go on to lose 4-3. Her goalscoring tear continued as she netted 7 goals in her first 6 games as a college player. Fleming was one of just two freshmen to receive All-America honors in 2016, being selected to the NSCAA All-America third team after starting 16 of the 19 games in which she played and finishing as the leading scorer on the team with 11 goals and 5 assists for a total of 27 points. She was selected the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman of the Year and also earned first-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Freshman acclaim.
Fleming captained Canada U-17 to a silver medal at the 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship, resulting in qualification to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, where she navigated Canada out of the group of death. Fleming made her senior debut at age 15 in Brazil on December 15, 2013 at the Torneio Internacional de Brasília tournament, when she entered as a second-half substitute against Chile in a 0–1 defeat and became the second-youngest player to ever play for Canada. She scored her first goal against Scotland on March 4, 2015 in a 2–0 win at the 2015 Cyprus Cup.
Fleming was named as a member of the Canada 2015 World Cup squad. On June 15, 2015, she started Canada's final group stage match of the World Cup against Netherlands in front of 45,420 fans at Olympic Stadium. The match ended 1–1, which was enough for Canada to win Group A.
Fleming was named to Canada's 2016 Summer Olympics squad, which defeated the home team Brazil to win a bronze medal. She had a secondary assist on the winning goal, scored by Christine Sinclair.
Both of Flemings' parents are originally from Toronto. She lives and plays soccer in London, Ontario. Jessie attended Ryerson Public School for elementary school and London Central Secondary School from grade 9 to grade 10.
In 2013, Fleming won two gold medals at the OFSAA track and field championships in the midget women 1500m and the midget women 3000m. The following year, Fleming won another gold medal in the junior women 3000m. Fleming also played hockey as a child, including in a full-contact boys' league.