|Place of birth Toronto, Ontario|
2014 Ottawa Fury
Date joined 2013
Height 1.70 m
Role Soccer Player
Name Kadeisha Buchanan
|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
Fifa u 20 women s world cup kadeisha buchanan and ashley lawrence sportsnaytion conversation
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.
- Fifa u 20 women s world cup kadeisha buchanan and ashley lawrence sportsnaytion conversation
- Wnt vs canada kadeisha buchanan goal may 8 2014
- Vaughan Azzurri
- Olympique Lyonnais
- Education and scholastic playing career
- Personal life
At the 2015 Women's World Cup, Buchanan won the Young Player Award.
Wnt vs canada kadeisha buchanan goal may 8 2014
Buchanan played college soccer at West Virginia University, for the Mountaineers, where she co-captained the team, and won numerous accolades.
In June 2016, Buchanan signed with Vaughan Azzurri of League1 Ontario to get game action prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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.
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.
ClubAs 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.
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.