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Christine Sinclair

The highest international goal-scoring player in the world.

Christine Sinclair is the most successful soccer player to ever compete for Canada. Making her debut on the senior national team as a 16-year-old at the 2000 Algarve Cup — where she also scored her first international goal — Christine is Team Canada’s longtime captain and has competed on Canada’s senior women’s team for over 20 years, playing in five FIFA World Tournaments and four Olympic Games. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Christine scored her 187th career international goal in her 300th career international match in Canada’s opening game of the tournament where Canada went on to win a gold medal.

Widely recognized and respected for her contribution to soccer both nationally and internationally, Christine was awarded her first Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2012, and in 2020, she became the first team sport athlete to win that honour twice. In 2013, she was inducted to Canada’s Walk of Fame, and in 2017, Christine was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Named Canada Soccer’s woman Player of the Year 11 straight times from 2004 to 2014, Christine is also a multiple time nominee for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year and was named Player of the Decade in 2019. Most recently, in 2022, Christine was awarded with the Best FIFA Special Award as the world’s all-time leading international-goal scorer. Christine’s illustrious career includes over 185 international goals, making her the highest international goal-scoring player — man or woman — in the world.