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Kadeisha Buchanan

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Place of birth  Toronto, Ontario
2014  Ottawa Fury
Date joined  2013
Years  Team
Height  1.70 m
Number  88
Role  Soccer Player
Playing position  Defender
Name  Kadeisha Buchanan

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Date of birth  (1995-11-05) November 5, 1995 (age 20)
Current team  Canada women's national soccer team (Defender)
Similar People  Ashley Lawrence, Jessie Fleming, Karina LeBlanc, Christine Sinclair, John Herdman

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Kadeisha Buchanan (born November 5, 1995), nicknamed Keisha, is a Canadian soccer player for Olympique Lyonnais in Division 1 Féminine. She is also a member of the Canadian national team. She was born in Toronto and raised in Brampton, Ontario, the youngest of seven girls in a single-parent home. She was only 17 when she made her debut for the Canada National team on January 12, 2013.


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At the 2015 Women's World Cup, Buchanan won the Young Player Award.

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Buchanan played college soccer at West Virginia University, for the Mountaineers, where she co-captained the team, and won numerous accolades.

Vaughan Azzurri

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In June 2016, Buchanan signed with Vaughan Azzurri of League1 Ontario to get game action prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Olympique Lyonnais

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Upon graduating from West Virginia University, Buchanan was a highly rated prospect prior to the 2017 NWSL College Draft. In December 2016, Buchanan was being linked with a move to Europe, along with fellow Canadian team member Ashley Lawrence. In January 2017, it was announced that Buchanan had signed with Olympique Lyonnais of Division 1 Féminine.


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Buchanan was 14 years old when she was recruited to the Canadian youth program in 2010. She won a silver medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 championship in Guatemala. When she was called up to the Canadian women's national team in 2013 while still in high school, Buchanan became one of the youngest players on any women's national team.

Buchanan scored her first international goal against the United States on May 8, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in front of the second largest crowd to ever watch a women's soccer game in Canada. The game ended in a 1–1 draw. Buchanan was also named Canada's Under-20 Women's Player of the Year in 2013, and anchored the host nation's defence at the 2014 Women's U-20 World Cup Canada in 2014.

In 2015, Buchanan established herself as one of the best defenders in the world, winning the Young Player Award in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, as well as being named Canadian Women's Player of the Year, and being nominated for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or.


- 2012 Won a silver medal at the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 championship in Guatemala

- 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Best Young Player Award

-2015 Finalist (1 of 3) for the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. The award represents the highest level of individual achievement in women's soccer.

-2016 Hardman Award, honouring West Virginia amateur athletes. First WV woman honoured since Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gold medalist, in 1984.


Olympique Lyonnais
  • Division 1 Féminine: 2016–17
  • Coupe de France: 2016–17
  • UEFA Women's Champions League: 2016–17
  • International

  • Summer Olympic Games: Bronze Medal, 2016
  • Algarve Cup: Winner 2016
  • Four Nations Tournament: Winner 2015
  • Individual

  • FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015
  • Club

    As of September 9, 2017

    Education and scholastic playing career

    Buchanan attended Cardinal Leger Catholic Secondary School, where she played flag football, volleyball, and basketball in addition to soccer. She was enrolled in general studies. She earned a place on the Garret Ford Academic Honour Roll.

    Buchanan attends West Virginia University, where she plays collegiate soccer for the Mountaineers and has qualified for the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

    Personal life

    Both of Buchanan's parents are originally from Jamaica. Her father was born in St. Thomas, Jamaica while her mother is originally from Montego Bay. Kadeisha grew up in the greater Toronto area, specifically Brampton and Mississauga. Buchanan is the youngest of her mom's seven daughters.


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