Professional Soccer Player
In 2020, Canadian Olympian and soccer superstar Christine Sinclair added another accolade to her resume when she broke American Abby Wambach’s world-record total of 184 goals, becoming the top international goalscorer of all time (for both women and men).
It was a highlight of an already long and successful career; Christine has competed at three Olympic Games, winning back-to-back bronzes at London 2012 and Rio 2016. At London 2012, she was the tournament’s leading scorer, with six of Canada’s 12 goals, including a hat trick in the controversial semi-final extra-time loss to the United States. For her efforts, she was named Canada’s Closing Ceremony flag bearer and became the first soccer player to win the Lou Marsh Award as Canadian Athlete of the Year. As a lifetime soccer player and a member of Canada’s Hall of Fame, Christine is not only a role model, but an active supporter of girls and women in sports.