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Christine Sinclair
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Personal information
Full name Christine Margaret Sinclair
Date of birth (1983-06-12) June 12, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward, attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns FC
Number 12
Youth career
1994–2000 Burnaby South Secondary School
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 University of Portland 94 (110)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Vancouver Breakers[2] 10 (9)
2006–2008 Vancouver Whitecaps FC[3] 21 (10)
2009–2010 FC Gold Pride 40 (16)
2011–2012 Western New York Flash 15 (10)
2013– Portland Thorns FC 111 (40)
National team
2001–2002 Canada U-20 (U-19) 19 (27)
2000– Canada 274 (177)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 8, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 17, 2018

Christine Margaret Sinclair, OC[4] (born June 12, 1983) is a Canadian soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team. She plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and previously played for FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). A CONCACAF champion, two-time Olympic bronze medalist and 13-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award,[5] Sinclair is Canada's all-time leading scorer and currently second-best worldwide in all-time international goals scored (177), behind only Abby Wambach (184).

Having played over 15 years with the senior national team, Sinclair has played in four FIFA Women's World Cups (USA 2003, China 2007, Germany 2011, Canada 2015) and three Olympic Football Tournaments (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016). She has been shortlisted for FIFA World Player of the Year seven times, in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016.

Sinclair has won championships with three different professional teams: the 2010 WPS Championship with FC Gold Pride, the 2011 WPS Championship with Western New York Flash, and the 2013 and 2017 NWSL Championships with Portland Thorns FC. She won the national collegiate Division I championship twice, in 2002 and 2005, with the University of Portland.[6][7] In 2012, she won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year, and the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's female athlete of the year.

In September 2013, Sinclair was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and in June 2017, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston.[4][8]

Early life[edit]

Born in Burnaby, British Columbia to Bill and Sandra Sinclair on June 12, 1983,[9] Sinclair began playing soccer at the age of four for an under-7 team.[10][11] Her father Bill Sinclair (1972) and uncles Brian (1972) and Bruce Gant (1990) were all Canadian amateur soccer champions while Brian and Bruce also played at the professional level. Her father Bill played for the University of British Columbia and the New Westminster Blues in the Pacific Coast Soccer League.

Christine Sinclair also played basketball and baseball as a youth.[10] Playing in a Burnaby boys' baseball league, she made the local under-11 all-star team as a second baseman. With the team, she chose the number 12 as a tribute to Toronto Blue Jays' second baseman Hall of Famer, Roberto Alomar.[12]

Sinclair was selected to British Columbia's under-14 girls all-star soccer team at age 11 and led club team Burnaby Girls Soccer Club to six league titles, five provincial titles, and two top-five national finishes.[10] She attended Burnaby South Secondary School where she led the soccer team to three league championships.[10] At age 15, she attended matches of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in Portland, Oregon.[11] She played for Canada's under-18 national team before making her debut at the senior level at age 16 at the 2000 Algarve Cup where she was the tournament's leading scorer with three goals.[10]

University of Portland Pilots (2001–2005)[edit]

In 2001, Sinclair arrived at the University of Portland where she made an immediate impact on an already formidable soccer program. She recorded 23 goals and eight assists in her first season, leading all first-year students in NCAA Division I total scoring. She was named Freshman of the Year by Soccer America,[13] and was a consensus All-America selection.[6]

"Coming into that program, (head coach) Clive (Charles) saw me as a young player, but a leader on the team. He expected a lot from me even as a freshman. I had experienced it before, being young and being in the national team traveling the world. It was such a smooth transition for me and the fact that it was a small school really helped me. I think I would've gotten lost in some of those bigger schools."

— Christine Sinclair[14]

During her second season with the Pilots in 2002, Sinclair led Division I in goals with 26.[6] She scored two goals during the national championship game against conference rival Santa Clara, the second of which was a golden goal that won the Pilots the national championship.[6] Sinclair earned three different national Player of the Year honours, and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy. Named West Coast Conference Player of the Year, she earned All-American honours for the second consecutive year.[6] In the wake of her success for the Canadian national teams and American collegiate soccer, she was named by The Globe and Mail as one of the 25 most influential people in Canadian sports the same year.[15]

Sinclair chose to redshirt the 2003 season to play for Canada at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. She returned to Portland in 2004 and scored 22 goals for the Pilots.[6] Following the season, she was named West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year, received All-American honours, and was awarded the Hermann Trophy.[16]

During Sinclair's senior year at Portland, she set an all-time Division I goal-scoring record with 39.[17] She capped off her collegiate career with two goals in a 4–0 rout of UCLA in the national title game. This performance also gave her a career total of 25 goals in NCAA tournament play,[16] also a record. She was named WCC Player of the Year becoming the second player in conference history to be honoured three times.[6] Sinclair was also named Academic All-American of the Year by ESPN The Magazine after graduating with a 3.75 grade point average in life sciences.[18] She was awarded the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy,[16] becoming the fourth player and third woman to win it in back-to-back years. As a result of her record-setting season, Sinclair went on to win the Honda-Broderick Cup, as the college woman athlete of the year.[17] She became the third soccer player to win the award, joining Mia Hamm and Cindy Daws.[19] Sinclair finished her collegiate career with 110 goals and 32 assists in 94 games.[10]

Club career[edit]

FC Gold Pride (2009–2010)[edit]

Sinclair (far right) with FC Gold Pride won the 2010 WPS Championship Trophy

Sinclair was selected by FC Gold Pride eighth overall in the 2008 WPS International Draft for the inaugural season of top-tier American league Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).[20] Despite her team-leading six goals,[21] FC Gold Pride finished last in the regular season standings during the 2009 season.[22]

Leading into the 2010 season, FC Gold Pride made several changes to their roster including adding Brazilian international Marta, French international Camille Abily, and United States national team defender and midfielder Shannon Boxx.[23] During the team's home opener of the 2010 season against 2009 WPS champion, Sky Blue FC, Sinclair scored twice leading the team to a 3–1 win.[24] She was named WPS Player of the Week for week 14 of the season after scoring two goals against second-place team, Philadelphia Independence.[25][26] The team dominated the season,[23] finishing first during the regular season after defeating the Philadelphia Independence 4–1 with goals from Sinclair, Marta, and Kelley O'Hara.[27]

As the regular season champion, FC Gold Pride earned a direct route to the championship playoff game where they faced the Philadelphia Independence.[28][29] Sinclair contributed two goals to FC Gold Pride's 4–0 win to clinch the WPS Championship.[30] Despite their successful season, the club ceased operations on November 16, 2010, due to not meeting the league's financial reserve requirement.[23]

Western New York Flash (2011)[edit]

"I can't praise Christine Sinclair enough...She's just a world-class soccer player. What she has given us this year—she's given us everything."

Aaran Lines, Western New York Flash head coach[31]

On December 10, 2010, Western New York Flash announced that they had agreed to terms with the Canadian striker for the 2011 season. Sinclair helped guide the team to the regular season championship, leading the club with ten goals and eight assists.[10] On August 27, 2011, Sinclair was named MVP of the 2011 WPS Championship Final after the Flash won the championship in Rochester, New York. Sinclair's goal in the 64th minute gave the Flash a 1–0 lead over Philadelphia. When the game was forced to penalty kicks, Sinclair stepped up and completed the second one as the Flash players converted all five of their attempts.[32]

Portland Thorns FC (2013–present)[edit]

Sinclair (bottom left) with the Portland Thorns, May 2013

On January 11, 2013, it was announced that Sinclair would play for the Portland Thorns FC for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League via the NWSL Player Allocation.[33] Playing as team captain, she appeared in 20 games in the 2013 season and tied with Alex Morgan as the top scorer on the team with eight goals.[34] Sinclair was named the league's Player of the Month for the month of April after scoring two goals and serving one assist to help the team secure a 2–0–1 record.[35]

After finishing third during the regular season, the Thorns advanced to the playoffs where they defeated second-place team FC Kansas City 3–2 during overtime.[36][37] During the championship final against regular season champions Western New York Flash, Sinclair scored the final goal to defeat the Flash 2–0.[38]

In the 2017 season, she led the Thorns in scoring with eight goals during the regular season, with the team finishing second. In the playoffs, she scored a goal, tying the record for NWSL playoff goals, en route to the team's second championship in the NWSL Final.[39]

International career[edit]

Sinclair played for Canada's under-18 national team before making her debut for the senior team at age 16 at the 2000 Algarve Cup where she was the tournament's leading scorer with three goals.[10] She scored seven goals for Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, tying her for the tournament lead with teammate Charmaine Hooper and USA's Tiffeny Milbrett, a fellow Portland alumna.[10] The same year, she represented Canada at the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship. Her record-setting ten goals in the tournament helped lead Canada to a second-place finish and earned her both the Golden Boot as leading scorer and Golden Ball as tournament MVP.[10] As of June 2017, she ranks second worldwide in all-time international goals scored.[4]

2003 FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

At the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, Sinclair scored three goals for Canada on their way to a surprising fourth-place finish, their best in that competition to date.[10] During the team's first group stage match against Germany, she scored the first goal of the match in the fourth minute. Germany scored four goals to defeat Canada 4–1.[40] After defeating Argentina 3–0,[41] the team faced Japan in their last group stage match of the tournament. With goals from Sinclair and teammates Christine Latham and Kara Lang, Canada won 3–1 and placed second in their group to advance to the knockout stage.[42] Canada faced China in the quarterfinal match on October 2 in Portland, Oregon and won 1–0 with the lone goal scored by Charmaine Hooper in the seventh minute.[43] Having remained winless in all previous World Cup tournaments, Canada's advancement to the semifinal was a historic change for the team.[42] Canada was defeated by Sweden in the semifinal match 2–1[44] and faced the United States in the third-place match where they were defeated 3–1 and finished fourth at the tournament. Sinclair scored Canada's goal in the 38th minute.[45]

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup and 100th Cap[edit]

During Canada's first group stage match at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China, the team faced Norway and were defeated 2–1.[46] Sinclair scored a brace in the team's next group stage match against Ghana helping Canada win 4–0.[47] She scored a goal in the team's final group stage match against Australia that resulted in a 2–2 draw.[48] Canada finished third in their group and did not advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.[49]

Sinclair made her 100th appearance on August 30, 2007, in a 0–0 friendly against Japan. On November 8, 2010, Sinclair scored the game-winning goal against Mexico in the final of the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup.[10]

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

During Canada's campaign at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, Sinclair scored the team's only goal at the tournament in the 82nd minute in their first group stage match against Germany.[50] Canada was defeated in all three of their group stage matches against Germany, France, and Nigeria and did not advance to the knockout stage.[51]

2012 London Olympics[edit]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sinclair broke the record of most goals scored in the Olympics for women's soccer, claiming the golden boot of the competition from two goals against South Africa, one against Great Britain, and three against the United States.[52] She scored a hat-trick in a 4–3 extra time loss in the semifinal match against the American squad.[53] Canada was unhappy with the performance of referee Christina Pedersen, who made a series of controversial decisions in favour of the Americans. Sinclair was ultimately fined a reported $3,500 and banned four matches for post match comments, which accused Pedersen of bias and deciding the result of the match before it had kicked off.[54]

Sinclair subsequently finished the tournament as top scorer with six goals and led the Canadian women's national soccer team to a bronze medal with a 1–0 win against France on August 9, 2012.[55] Her remarkable effort as team captain and her performance in the semifinal earned her the honour of Canada's flag bearer in the closing ceremony, as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.[56]

Sinclair made her 200th appearance on December 12, 2013, scoring her 147th international goal in a 2–0 win over Scotland at the 2013 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo.[57]

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted by Canada, Sinclair scored the team's only goal of the first group stage match against China, a 1–0 win, during a penalty kick awarded in the second minute of second-half stoppage time.[58] Sinclair scored in the 42nd minute in a losing effort against England in the quarterfinal. Canada lost the match 2–1.[59]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]


Club[edit]

As of September 22, 2018[60]
Club League Season League Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portland Thorns FC NWSL
2013 20 8 2 1 22 9
2014 23 7 1 0 24 7
2015 9 2 0 0 9 2
2016 11 6 1 1 12 7
2017 24 8 2 1 26 9
2018 24 9 2 0 26 9
Total 111 40 8 3 119 43
Career total 111 40 8 3 119 43

Honours[edit]

Sinclair has won four professional championships with three different teams: the 2010 WPS Championship with FC Gold Pride, the 2011 WPS Championship with Western New York Flash, and the 2013 and 2017 NWSL Championships with Portland Thorns FC.[61][62] She won the national collegiate championships twice with the University of Portland Pilots: in 2002 and 2005.[6][7] She was named WPS Player of the Week three times: once in 2010 and twice in 2011. In 2011, she was named MVP of the WPS Championship Final.[63] With the Canadian national team, she has won the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games, and a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. In 2002, she won silver with the Canadian team at the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship.[64]

Sinclair was the leading scorer at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[18] In 2002, she was awarded the Golden Boot for most goals scored and the Golden Ball as the best player at the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship. She was named Canadian Player of the Year 13 times in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016[65] and nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year seven times in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016.[66]

In 2012, Sinclair was awarded the Lou Marsh Award[67] and Bobbie Rosenfeld Award.[68] The same year, she received the Diamond Jubilee Medal[69] and was named Athlete of the Year by Sportsnet.[70] In 2013, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame[71] and received an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University.[72]

In 2015, Sinclair, along with teammate Kadeisha Buchanan, was featured on a Canadian postage stamp commemorating the 2015 Women's World Cup hosted by Canada.[73] On June 30, 2017, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, the second-highest award a civilian can receive,[74] with investiture of the award on January 24, 2018.[75] Of the honour she said, "I am a very, very proud Canadian, I am proud of where I am from, and to be recognized in this nature is surreal. It's not something you can dream about happening to you. I can dream of winning a World Cup or an Olympic gold medal, and that's my job, but to have your country recognize you – I don't even know what to say."[74]

Style of play[edit]

Widely regarded as Canada's greatest soccer player of all time[76] and one of the foremost women soccer players in history,[77][78][79] Sinclair is a fast, well-rounded, physically strong, and intelligent forward, known for her ball skills, athleticism, technique, and field vision.[76][80] An accurate finisher and a highly prolific goalscorer,[81] she is a versatile and hard-working player who is capable of playing both as a striker and also as an advanced playmaker in midfield, due to her passing accuracy, ability to read the game, link-up with other midfielders, and creation of chances for teammates.[78][80][82] Sinclair is also capable of scoring from free-kicks and penalties.[76][77] In addition to her soccer abilities, she has stood out for her leadership and defensive work-rate throughout her career.[78][81][83]

Media[edit]

Television and film[edit]

Sinclair was the focus of a digital short documentary entitled The Captain in 2012.[84] She was featured in an episode of The Difference Makers with Rick Hansen the same year.[85] In May 2015, she was featured in the TSN documentary, RISE, along with the rest of the Canadian national team.[86][87] She starred in a national television commercial for Coca-Cola during the summer of 2015.[88]

Magazines[edit]

Sinclair was featured on the cover of the June 2013 issue of The Walrus.[89] She was featured Sportsnet Magazine in the edition dated June 8, 2015.[11] She was featured on the covers of Ottawa Life Magazine (May/June 2015),[90] FACES Magazine (December 2015),[91] and Canadian Business (August 2016).[92]

Other work[edit]

Sinclair was featured on the Canadian version of EA Sports' FIFA 16 (2016) video game. Along with Portland Thorns FC teammates Alex Morgan and Steph Catley, Sinclair was one of the first women to appear on the cover of any EA Sports game.[93] In July 2017, Sinclair partnered with A&W and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada on a nationwide awareness campaign for multiple sclerosis.[94][95]

See also[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Donaldson, Chelsea (2014), Christine Sinclair, Capstone Canada, ISBN 1-4914-1978-4
  • Fan Hong, J. A. Mangan (2004), Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation: Kicking Off a New Era, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 0-7146-8408-2
  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0-8032-4036-8
  • Kassouf, Jeff (2011), Girls Play to Win Soccer, Norwood House Press, ISBN 1-59953-464-9
  • Mooney, Maggie (2010), Canada's Top 100: The Greatest Athletes of All Time, Greystone Books, ISBN 1-55365-557-5
  • Stevens, Dakota (2011), A Look at the Women's Professional Soccer Including the Soccer Associations, Teams, Players, Awards, and More, BiblioBazaar, ISBN 1-241-04746-4
  • Stewart, Barbara (2012), Women's Soccer: The Passionate Game, D&M Publishers Incorporated, ISBN 1-926812-60-3

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