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Quinn June 2018.jpg
Quinn with the Washington Spirit in June 2018
Date of birth August 11, 1995
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Pronouns they/them
Occupation soccer player

Quinn is a soccer player for OL Reign, a professional soccer team based in Tacoma, Washington, USA. They came out as nonbinary and transgender via an Instagram post in September 2020.[1]

They were born in Toronto to a sporting family; their father was a rugby player and their mother a basketball player. Quinn started playing soccer at the age of five.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Quinn attended Duke University, majoring in biology[2], and played collegiate soccer for the Duke Blue Devils. After some time playing with the Blue Devils, Quinn became the highest drafted Canadian in National Women's Soccer League history when they were selected third overall by the Washington Spirit in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[3]

After one season in the NWSL, Quinn signed with Division 1 Féminine club Paris FC.[4]

Quinn won a silver medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship in Guatemala. They also represented Canada at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and 2015 Pan American Games.

On March 7, 2014, Quinn made their senior national team debut in a 3–1 win against Italy in the 2014 Cyprus Cup. On February 16, 2016, they scored a hat-trick against Guatemala in a 10–0 win at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Quinn won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics with Team Canada.[2] On May 25, 2019, they were named to the roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[5]

On July 15, 2019, Quinn returned to the NWSL and signed with Reign FC.[6]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. de la Cretaz, Britni (April 16, 2021). "Living Nonbinary in a Binary Sports World". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Quinn". Team Canada - Official Olympic Team Website. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  3. McKeown, Ben (January 18, 2018). "Rebecca Quinn becomes highest-drafted Canadian in NWSL history". The Globe and Mail.
  4. Davidson, Neil (February 5, 2019). "Rebecca Quinn signs with Paris FC, the latest Canadian to opt for a European team". Globe and Mail.
  5. "Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  6. Rantz, Susie (15 July 2019). "Reign make series of moves to bolster roster". Sounder at Heart. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
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