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Ashley Lawrence
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Lawrence playing against Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name Ashley Elizabeth Marie Lawrence
Date of birth (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 28)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.68 m
Playing position Full-back, midfielder
Club information
Current club Paris Saint-Germain
Number 12
Youth career
2003-? Brampton Brams United
Erin Mills SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Toronto Lady Lynx 7 (1)
2014 Ottawa Fury 1 (0)
2016 Vaughan Azzurri 1 (0)
2017– Paris Saint-Germain 102 (7)
National team
2010–2012 Canada U17 11 (0)
2014 Canada U20 4 (0)
2015 Canada U23 4 (0)
2013– Canada 113 (8)
Honours
Women's football
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold 2020 Tokyo Team
Bronze 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
CONCACAF W Championship
Runner-up 2018 United States
Runner-up 2022 Mexico
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 11, 2022.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 15, 2022

Ashley Elizabeth Marie Lawrence (born June 11, 1995) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a full-back or a midfielder for Division 1 Féminine club Paris Saint-Germain and the Canadian national team.

College career

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

Club career

Early career

In June 2016, Lawrence signed with Vaughan Azzurri of League1 Ontario to get game action prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also played for Ottawa Fury in 2014.

Paris Saint-Germain

Upon graduating from West Virginia University, Lawrence was a highly rated prospect prior to the 2017 NWSL College Draft. In January 2017, Lawrence signed with Paris Saint-Germain in Division 1 Féminine, with a contract that lasts until 2019. In December 2018, Lawrence would sign a multi-year contract extension with PSG.

International career

Lawrence made her debut for Canada against China PR during the 2013 Yongchuan Cup. In August 2016, she won the bronze medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

On August 2, 2021, she played her 100th match for Canada in the semi-finals of the 2020 Summer Olympics. At 116:56 of the Olympic final, she cleared away a Swedish cross on her own goal line to prevent a header goal. Canada went on to win the match in the penalty shoot-out.

Personal life

Her mother Tina is originally from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia while her father is from Jamaica.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain 2016–17 Division 1 Féminine 11 1 5 0 5 0 21 1
2017–18 21 0 6 0 27 0
2018–19 14 2 2 0 4 0 20 2
2019–20 9 3 3 1 5 0 1 0 18 4
2020–21 20 1 1 0 6 1 27 2
2021–22 17 0 5 2 9 0 31 2
2022–23 10 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 17 0
Career total 102 7 22 3 35 1 2 0 161 11

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Canada 2013 7 0
2014 4 0
2015 15 1
2016 20 3
2017 10 0
2018 12 1
2019 15 0
2020 8 2
2021 10 0
2022 12 1
Total 113 8

International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 15, 2015 Stade Olympique Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 1–0 1–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
2 February 11, 2016 BBVA Compass Stadium Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana 2–0 5–0 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifier
3 4–0
4 5–0
5 March 7, 2018 Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista Flag of Japan.svg Japan 2–0 2–0 2018 Algarve Cup
6 January 29, 2020 H-E-B Park Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis 3–0 11–0 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship
7 9–0
8 November 15, 2022 Neo Química Arena Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 1–1 1–2 Friendly

Honours

Paris Saint-Germain

Canada

Individual

  • IFFHS Women's World Team: 2021
  • IFFHS Women's CONCACAF Team of the Year: 2021
  • CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Best XI: 2016
  • Canadian Women's Player of the Year: 2019
  • Canadian U-17 Player of the Year: 2011, 2012

See also

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