Christine Sinclair

Name: Christine Sinclair (CAN) @sincy12
Height: 175 cm
Birthdate: 1983-06-12
Birthplace: Burnaby, BC, CAN
Nickname(s): Sincy
Champion: CONCACAF champion, NWSL winner, WPS winner, W-League winner, NCAA winner
International "A" totals
Appearances: 207
Starts: 202
Goals: 146

Notes

Christine Margaret Sinclair... soccer family (uncles Bruce Gant and Brian Gant)... both of her parents were born in Vancouver, BC... grew up playing soccer, baseball and basketball... she was four years old when she started playing soccer for South Burnaby Metro Club (she wore #10 for the Burna Bees)... favourites have included Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Liverpool... other favourites have included Roberto Alomar... as a 15-year old fan, attended matches in Portland at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999... studied Life Science at U. of Portland (2001-05)... as a youth player in 2002, was noted by the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Technical Study Group (“excellent goalscorer, dangerous, great crosses”)... from China PR 2007, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”strong striker with good technique and shooting ability”)... from Beijing 2008, was noted by the Olympic Football Tournament Technical Study Group (”experienced, strong defender with good tackling and ball-shielding skills”)... from Germany 2011, was noted by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Technical Study Group (”intelligent striker who links attack with supporting midfielders”)... scored a memorable free-kick goal for Canada in the opening match against host Germany at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 (a 1:2 loss to Germany, http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/video/video=1475532)... as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration in 2012, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI women’s team... served as Canada’s flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremonies... from London 2012, was noted by the Olympic Football Tournament Technical Study Group (”charismatic attacker with good passing skills and technique, dangerous in front of goal”)... once said of her attacking skills, “I really don’t think about scoring, but instead think more about being dangerous”... said teammate Karina LeBlanc, Christine is “humble, but willing to do anything”... said coach John Herdman, “for me she is like a Rolls Royce: everything about her is class”... said teammate Danielle Foxhoven, “she’s a beast athletically: she’s fast, she’s big, she’s tall, she’s strong, but she thinks. She can use all of those skills because she thinks faster than anybody. She thinks on another level. The good Lord blessed her”... 

For Club

won the 2002 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship with Portland after a victory over Santa Clara... missed the 2003 college season (redshirt)... set a Portland school record with 39 goals in 2005... won the 2005 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship with Portland after a 4:0 victory over UCLA... was just the fourth player to win the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy in back-to-back years (2004, 2005)... helped the Vancouver Whitecaps win the 2006 W-League Western Division title... won the 2006 W-League championship with the Vancouver Whitecaps after a 3:0 victory over the Ottawa Fury... missed the 2007 club season (was part of the Canadian residency program)... won the 2010 WPS Championship with FC Gold Pride after a 4:0 victory over the Philadelphia Independence... played for Western New York Flash (she scored the first WPS goal in franchise history on 17 April 2011)... won the 2011 WPS Championship with the Western New York Flash after a 1:1 draw / 5-4 win on kicks over Philadelphia Independence... missed the 2012 club season (after the WPS folded, she spent the season as part of the Canadian residency program)... holds the distinction of scoring the first goal in Portland Thorns FC history (also the first penalty goal in NWSL history)... won the 2013 NWSL championship with Portland Thorns FC after a 2:0 win over the Western New York Flash on 31 August 2013 (she scored the second goal of the final)... 

For Country

she was 16 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian program in 2000 with coach Even Pellerud... she was 16 years old when she made her debut for Canada (12 March 2000)... she was one of five players that made her debut in Canadian head coach Even Pellerud’s debut (an 0:4 loss to China PR at the Algarve Women’s Cup)... represented Canada at the 2000 Algarve Women's Cup... finished fourth with Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup... scored 10 goals in June 2010 (one less than the national record)... set national record with 15 goals in a season (2000)... represented Canada at the 2001 Algarve Women's Cup... represented Canada at the 2002 Algarve Women's Cup... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 2003... won a silver medal with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2002... she played in a career-high 34 consecutive Canada matches from her 12 March 2000 debut to 7 March 2002... she was the seventh women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (04 September 2003)... represented Canada at the 2003 Algarve Women's Cup... finished fourth with Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003... finished third with Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Costa Rica... she was the fifth women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (25 February 2006)... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... she was the third women's footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (30 August 2007)... won a bronze medal with Canada at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... set national record with 16 goals in a season (2007)... finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women's Cup... finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)... reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup... she became the 10th women's footballer (the first Canadian) to score 100 international goals (20 February 2010)... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011... finished first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup... finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women's Cup... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011... won a gold medal with Canada at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver... finished second with Canada at the 2012 Cyprus Women's Cup... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... she was the first women's footballer to make her 200th appearance for Canada (12 December 2013)... 

For Sport

served as a draw assistant at the Final Draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007... 

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