Christine Sinclair scored her first international goal at the age of 16, competing in the 2000 Algarve Cup. She has scored more than 185 more goals since and, in January of 2020, became the all-time leading scorer in the history of international soccer. She was her team’s leading scorer at the 2012 London Olympics, a feat that earned her the honor of Canada’s closing ceremony flag bearer. She’s been named Canadian Female Soccer Player of the Year 14 times, nominated seven times for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year and has won two Olympic bronze medals. Off the field, Sinclair shares her enthusiasm for sport and her secrets of success with audiences everywhere.
Sinclair has also been appointed an officer of the Order of Canada and inducted to Canada’s Walk of Fame, among many other honours. She’s 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, Sinclair is an ambassador for the MS Society of Canada and vocal advocate for gender equality.