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Christine Sinclair

International Soccer Star

Sinclair is widely recognized as the greatest player to ever come out of Canada. She is Canada’s all-time leader in caps and goals, the first Canadian soccer player to make over 200 appearances with the national team and sits second behind Abby Wambach on the list of soccer’s all-time international goal scorers.

Portland, Oregon, USA


Scoring Success
Christine tells the inspiring story of her rise to soccer success. She describes the team work, passion, and competitive nature that she needed to rise to the top, as well as the obstacles she has had to overcome in her sport.

Olympic Experience
Christine on her Olympic experience.


BMO Canadian Player of the Year

Canadas Walk of Fame

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Canadian Press | Bobbie Rosenfeld Award
Toronto Star | Lou Marsh Award
FIFA | Olympics Women's Football Golden Boot

  • Christine was wonderful… far surpassing our expectations of her as a guest speaker. She was genuine and heartfelt in her approach and offered such amazing wisdom on leadership. We are still hearing about how much everyone loved her!

    - MS Society of Canada, BC & Yukon Region

Summary Profile

Christine Sinclair grew up with soccer in her blood, having two uncles who led successful NASL careers. She first laced up her soccer cleats at age four and was soon tearing up the competition at Burnaby Girls Soccer Club. Climbing her way through the ranks of the national program, she played for Canada’s under-18 national team before making her senior level debut at the 2000 Algave cup where she led the team in scoring with three goals.

Christine captained the Canadian women’s soccer team for the 2012 Olympics in a journey that energized the nation. Through a series of heartbreaks, challenges and a sense of redemption, Sinclair led Canada to a bronze medal and its first Olympic podium in London, where she also served as Canada’s flag bearer at closing ceremonies. Committing over a decade to playing with Canadian team, she’s played in four FIFA World Cups and earned a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games. Christine has also won five professional women’s championship titles with three different teams along with two NCAA titles. She’s earned a “Top-5 Player in the World” status for the last decade and is a five time nominee for FIFA World Player of the Year.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she attended the University of Portland, where she earned the “Academic All-American of the Year” by ESPN The Magazine, and was recognized as the collegiate “Woman Athlete of the Year.” Christine currently plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is a role-model for all Canadians, especially a generation of young aspiring female soccer players.