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Christine Margaret Sinclair

Birthplace: Burnaby, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William (Bill) Sinclair and Private
Sister of Private

Occupation: Captain of the Canadian Women's National Soccer Team
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Christine Margaret Sinclair

Christine Margaret Sinclair (born June 12, 1983) is a Canadian professional soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team as well as Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). An Olympic gold medalist, two-time Olympic bronze medalist, CONCACAF champion, and 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award, Sinclair is the world's all-time leader for international goals scored for men or women with 187 goals, and is one of the most-capped active international footballer with 300 caps. She is also the second footballer of either sex to score at five World Cup editions, preceded by Marta.

Having played over 20 seasons with the senior national team, Sinclair has played in five FIFA Women's World Cups (USA 2003, China 2007, Germany 2011, Canada 2015, France 2019) and four Olympic Football Tournaments (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020). She has been shortlisted for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year seven times, in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016.

Sinclair has won championships with three 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. 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.

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Christine Margaret Sinclair's Timeline

June 12, 1983
Burnaby, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada