|Jonelle Filigno Quick Info
|5 ft 6 in
|Date of Birth
|September 24, 1990
Jonelle Filigno is a Canadian former professional soccer player who played as an attacking midfielder and forward for clubs such as Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Toronto Lady Lynx in the now-defunct W-League, and for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League). At the national level, she represented Canada in 71 games and was part of the squads that won the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup and the Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. After her official retirement from the game in 2017, she began working as a brand marketing representative and communications manager for Adidas Canada.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jonelle attended the St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga. After her high school graduation, she joined Rutgers University in New Jersey from where she graduated in 2013 with a degree in sports management.
Professional Soccer Player (Retired), Brand Marketing Representative
16 – Canada
Attacking Midfielder, Forward
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Jonelle has dated –
- Russell Hopkins (2011-Present) – Jonelle first met Russell at her university, where he was an infielder on the baseball team. They kept dating throughout her professional career thereafter and Russell proposed to her on Valentine’s Day in 2016. They got married in December 2016 in Los Cabos, Mexico and have a son together named Hunter Hopkins.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Black)
She is of Canadian descent on her father’s side and Guyanese descent on her mother’s side.
- Toned Physique
- Charming smile
- Long, dense, straight hair
- Has the ‘Olympics’ logo tattooed on her right wrist
- Has a mole on her neck
Jonelle has been sponsored by –
- PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Canada
Jonelle Filigno Facts
- She was a sports enthusiast from a very early age and began playing soccer from the age of 4. She participated in sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and cross-country running at school.
- By the time she finished her college career with Rutgers University, Jonelle was the university’s all-time leading scorer of match-winning goals (17).
- She scored the opening goal for Canada in the quarterfinal match of the 2012 Olympic Games, as Canada went on to beat Great Britain by 2 goals to nil.
- In 2010, she was named ‘Canadian Under-20 Player of the Year’.
Featured Image by Jonelle Filigno / Instagram