Marie-Soleil Beaudoin
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Marie-Soleil Beaudoin

Full name Marie-Soleil Beaudoin
Born (1982-11-30) 30 November 1982 (age 36)
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Other occupation Professor
Years League Role
2015-2017 USL Championship Referee
2019-Present Canadian Premier League Referee
Years League Role
2014-Present FIFA listed Referee

Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (born 30 November 1982) is a Canadian soccer referee.[1] She was named to the FIFA International list in 2014.[2] She is also a professor of physiology and biophysics at Dalhousie University.

Early life and education

Beaudoin was born in 1982 in North Vancouver, before moving to Quebec City, Quebec as a toddler. She is the oldest of three daughters and began playing soccer at the age of five.

Beaudoin graduated from McGill University with a bachelor in science, minoring in education. She then attended the University of Guelph graduating with a masters in science and a PhD in nutrition, exercise and metabolism.

She worked as a professor at the University of Northern British Columbia for a year, before being hired as a professor of physiology and biophysics at Dalhousie University.

Refereeing career

Beaudoin received her regional badge in 2008, provincial status in 2009, national badge in 2013 and her FIFA badge in 2014.[3]

On 31 August 2018 Beaudoin was appointed to referee the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.[4] Beaudoin would go on to referee the final of that tournament with Jamaican assistant referees Princess Brown and Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing.[5]

On 3 December 2018 FIFA announced that Beaudoin had been appointed to be an official in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. After the conclusion of the round of 16, Beaudoin was retained as one of 11 officials to be assigned matches for the remainder of the tournament.[6]

During the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League, Beaudoin was assigned to officiate HFX Wanderers FC's home opener against Forge FC on 4 May 2019.[7]


  1. ^ "Canada Soccer". Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Canada: Referees". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Dalhousie professor also one of Canada's top soccer referees". The Chronicle Herald. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 - News - Referees and assistant referees appointed for Uruguay 2018 -". Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Concacaf referees earn another distinction with FIFA Under-20 World Cup Final assignment". Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Refereeing - Media briefing" (PDF). 26 June 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ SUN, Toronto; Sports; Soccer; Email, Share VAN DIEST: Canadian referee living her dream at FIFA World Cup Tumblr Pinterest Google Plus Reddit LinkedIn; Tumblr; Pinterest; Plus, Google; Reddit; LinkedIn (5 June 2019). "VAN DIEST: Canadian referee living her dream at FIFA World Cup | Toronto Sun". Retrieved 2019.

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