Football star Kadeisha Buchanan on her standout career
Watch the sensational defender for Olympique Lyonnais and the Canadian national team in an exclusive video interview where she discusses her career highlights, overcoming adversity, and how women's football can continue gaining popularity on the international sports scene.
If you've been paying attention to the women's international football scene over the past five years, you've undoubtedly heard of Kadeisha Buchanan. It all started with a breakout year in 2015, when the star defender won the Canadian Women's Player of the Year and the Young Player Award at the FIFA Women's World Cup before her nineteenth birthday. What's more, she also earned a nomination for the 2015 Women's World Player of the Year, the sport's most prestigious award.
Then, in January 2017, the Toronto native and University of West Virginia graduate made the monumental move overseas to Lyon, France, to join the most successful club in Division 1 Féminine history, Olympique Lyonnais. When Buchanan joined Lyon, they were already reigning champions of the UEFA Women's Champions League. With the addition of her staunch defense on the pitch, the club grew even stronger, winning the title again the next three seasons to make it a record-breaking four consecutive championships for the team.
As a pivotal member of the world's best women's football club at just 24 years old, Buchanan is one of the most respected athletes on the international sports scene—but her journey wasn't easy. In this compelling video interview, Buchanan offers insight into how she overcame many obstacles and became one of the world's toughest defenders, sharing her personal story and even her earliest memories of kicking a football.
Buchanan will also discuss her move from West Virginia to Lyon, the most Priceless moments of her stellar career (which is still just getting started), and her thoughts on how women's football can continue gaining momentum on the international sports stage.