Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee, Charmaine Hooper, was born on January 15, 1968 in Georgetown, Guyana. She was raised in Ottawa, Canada and is a former striker for the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team.
Canadian National women’s soccer team; was a member of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football All-Tournament Team (1999); member of the Federation International of Football Association (FIFA) World All-Star Team (1999); voted MVP, FIFA World All-Star Exhibition Game, scoring 2 goals against the U.S. in a 2-1 win; most capped player in the history of Canada’s national soccer teams, men or women; was team MVP and league-leading scorer in Norway (1993); played 4 years in Japan and won the Golden Boot Award as top scorer twice, and League MVP (1994-98); at North Carolina State University, as a full scholarship athlete, Charmaine was the all-time leading scorer and 3-time team MVP; named to the All-American team (1987-89). In 2001, she was a 3-time MVP of the WUSA’s Atlanta Beat and the WUSA’s All-Time leading scorer and point getter, and was inducted into the United Soccer League’s Hall of Fame in 2002.
Charmaine has been rewarded for her excellence with many accolades. She was an Honorary Ambassador for the first ever International Soccer Federation (FIFA) Under-19 World Cup in western Canada in 2002, a two-time Golden Boot winner as the top goal scorer in Japan, the H.C. Kennett Award winner in 1991 for being North Carolina State University’s Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year and the MVP of the 1999 World All-Star classic. This past April, Charmaine was appointed to the FIFA Task Force 2014. She will be inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame on October 18, 2012. Charmaine currently resides in Texas with her husband, Chuck Codd and their daughter Charlie. This Guyanese Girl Rock!