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Jessie Fleming

BIOGRAPHY

Canadian international Jessie Fleming joined Chelsea from UCLA Bruins – a football programme at the University of California, Los Angeles – after agreeing her first professional contract which committed her to the club until the summer of 2023.

The tenacious box-to-box midfielder spent four years at UCLA Bruins and in that time made 75 appearances and notched 25 goals while majoring in Materials Engineering and minoring in Environmental Science.

She has represented her national team at Under-17s and Under-20s level before becoming the second-youngest player to ever play for Canada when she made her senior debut at the age of 15.

Since then Fleming has established herself as the playmaker in the heart of the Canadian midfield. She had earned herself 77 caps and scored 10 goals before joining Chelsea. 

The talented youngster was an integral part of the Canadian senior squad that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and she competed at the Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019. In the 2019 tournament in France, Fleming played every minute of every game, she scored her first World Cup goal and was named the Player of the Match in Canada’s 2-0 victory over New Zealand.

Individual accolades include being voted as Canada Under-20s Female Player of the Year in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and the Under-17s Female Player of the Year in 2014. Fleming was also named in the Best XI in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championships and was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which goes to the top college football player in the USA, in 2017 and 2019.