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Christine Sinclair

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Christine Margaret Sinclair (born June 12, 1983) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and, from 2000 until her retirement from international football in 2023, was a member of the Canadian national team. An Olympic gold medallist, two-time Olympic bronze medallist, CONCACAF champion, and 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award, Sinclair is officially the world's all-time leader for international goals scored for men or women with 190 goals, and is one of the most-capped international soccer players with 331 appearances.Having played over 20 seasons with the senior national team, Sinclair has participated in six FIFA Women's World Cups (United States 2003, China 2007, Germany 2011, Canada 2015, France 2019, Australia and New Zealand 2023) and four Olympic Football Tournaments (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020), captaining the national team to third-place finishes in 2012 and 2016 and first place in 2020. She is one of three players to score at five World Cup editions, alongside Marta and Cristiano Ronaldo.At the club level, 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, 2017, and 2022 NWSL Championships with Portland Thorns FC. She won the national collegiate Division I championship twice (2002, 2005) with the University of Portland.Sinclair was shortlisted for FIFA Women's World Player of the Year seven times (2005–08, 2010, 2012, and 2016), and was referred to by college teammate and international rival Megan Rapinoe as the best player to never win the award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christine Sinclair has received more than 2,123,836 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Christine Sinclair is the 7,751st most popular soccer player (up from 10,807th in 2019), the 864th most popular biography from Canada (up from 914th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Canadian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Christine Sinclair ranks 7,751 out of 16,880Before her are MacBeth Sibaya, Victor Wanyama, Lou Macari, Nahuel Molina, Sergi Darder, and Manuele Blasi. After her are Tom Cleverley, Sekou Cissé, Kentaro Sawada, Antonio Barragán, Hitoshi Tomishima, and Tsukasa Shiotani.

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Among people born in 1983, Christine Sinclair ranks 433Before her are Kirsty Coventry, Rubén Olivera, Sarah Jones, Katia Winter, Hedvig Lindahl, and David Degen. After her are Nicolas Vallar, Daniel Ek, Travis Pastrana, Lee Sedol, Júnior Díaz, and Chen Bolin.

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Among people born in Canada, Christine Sinclair ranks 864 out of 1,350Before her are Andrea Jung (1959), Dale Hawerchuk (1963), Carly Pope (1980), Vanessa James (1987), Glenn Anderson (1960), and Gregory Chamitoff (1962). After her are Aaron Douglas (1971), Rossif Sutherland (1978), Brendan Shanahan (1969), Amanda Crew (1986), Clara Hughes (1972), and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (1987).


Among soccer players born in Canada, Christine Sinclair ranks 11Before her are Tom Taylor (1880), Yassine Bounou (1991), Fikayo Tomori (1997), Jonathan de Guzmán (1987), Atiba Hutchinson (1983), and Dwayne De Rosario (1978). After her are Julian de Guzman (1981), Paul Stalteri (1977), Issey Nakajima-Farran (1984), Cyle Larin (1995), Kevin McKenna (1980), and Jordyn Huitema (2001).

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