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|Date of birth||July 19, 1988|
|Place of birth||Leone, Samoa|
Jaiyah T. Saelua is an American Samoan international football player. She is a member of the American Samoa national football team. Saelua is a fa'afafine, a gender found in Polynesian culture. She is the first openly transgender player to compete in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Saelua is featured in the 2014 documentary Next Goal Wins. A feature film version of Next Goal Wins is planned. The film will feature Kaimana, an actor who is also a fa'afafine, as Saelua, and will be directed by Taika Waititi.
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|«||I'm not a male or a female, I'm a soccer player.||»|
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- Bjerkevoll, Ola (10 July 2019). "INTERVIEW: American Samoa's Nicky Salapu and Jaiyah Saelua on their love of the game". Football in Oceania. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
- Ewart, Richard (13 January 2020). "Next Goal Wins - the Movie goes into post-production with a late 2020 release date anticipated". ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 16 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Cockerill, Michael (26 November 2011). "Finally making history for all the right reasons". Sydney Morning Herald.
- "VIDEO: "Next Goal Wins" trailer details 'worst team in the world'". NBC Sports Radio. 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-02-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Hollywood treatment for American Samoa". FIFA World. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on 5 June 2014.
- Westbrook, Laura (15 May 2014). "Interview with Jaiyah Saelua - BBC World News". YouTube. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
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