Canadian Olympian - Burnaby
Date of Birth: June 12, 1983
Christine Sinclair is the captain of the Canadian women's national soccer team and an Olympian who has represented Canada in two Summer Games (2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London). She has been on the Canadian women's team since 2002, and has played in three FIFA Women's World Cups.
Sinclair was born in raised in Burnaby, B.C. and attended Burnaby South Secondary School, as well as the University of Portland from 2001-2005. She holds the all-time NCAA record with 25 career goals for the Portland Pilots, and won a national championship with the school in 2002.
While at Portland, Sinclair won back-to-back Hermann Trophies (Player of the Year).
Sinclair currently plays professionally for the Western New York Flash.
Canada's all-time leader in goals scored with 139, Sinclair is widely regarded as one of the best female soccer players in the world, and has been nominated by FIFA for World Player of the Year five times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010).
She also played for Canada at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Vancouver, which was hosted at BC Place.
Sinclair wears No. 12 on her jersey as a tribute to former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman and Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar.