Christine Sinclair

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Christine Sinclair scored her first international goal competing in the 2000 Algarve Cup and twenty years later on January 29th, 2020, she became the all-time leading scorer in the history of international soccer when she scored her 185th goal. Christine led the Canadian team in scoring at the 2012 London Olympics, a feat that earned her the honor of Canada’s closing ceremony flag bearer.

The iconic athlete has been named Canadian Female Soccer Player of the Year 14 times, nominated seven times for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, and won a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, adding to a pair of Olympic bronze medals from 2012 and 2016. Christine has also won the NWSL Championship three times with the Portland Thorns, where she has served as captain since their inaugural season in 2013. Her latest accomplishment was being awarded FIFA’s inaugural Best Award in 2022, alongside her male counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo, in recognition for their respective contribution to the sport of soccer.

Christine has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and a full list of her honors, including those earned during her collegiate career with the University of Portland Pilots, would fill pages. Sinclair, “Sinc” or “Sincy” to her teammates, is known for her grit and humble character as much as her exceptional talent. In 2011 she broke her nose in Canada’s opening match of the Women’s World Cup, refused treatment, and played the rest of the tournament wearing a face mask.

Off the soccer pitch, Christine is an ambassador for the MS Society of Canada and a vocal advocate for gender equity. Christine’s memoir, Playing The Long Game, was published in November 2022 and serves as a rallying cry for better support of women’s soccer and the creation of a women’s professional league in Canada.


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