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A piece of history: Christine Sinclair record-breaking match-worn jersey on display at BC Sports Hall of Fame

Posted on 19 February 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has partnered with the BC Sports Hall of Fame to showcase Christine Sinclair’s record-breaking match-worn jersey before her return home to BC Place on Tuesday 14 April. The authentic match-worn jersey and other mementos from the game in which she set the world’s all-time international goalscoring record will be on display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame for eight weeks in the lead up Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team home match in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Canadian fans can see the Christine Sinclair exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame inside BC Place (Gate A) at 777 Pacific Boulevard South in Vancouver, British Columbia. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily from Tuesday through Sunday (10am – 5pm local) with more information at bcsportshall.com.

Sinclair recently reached the remarkable milestone of scoring her 185th international goal in an 11:0 win over St. Kitts & Nevis at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. She first tied the all-time record with the winning 1-0 goal in the 7th minute (penalty kick) and then scored the world record-breaking goal in the 23rd minute for a 4-0 lead. On her second goal, it was a Jessie Fleming interception followed by an Adriana Leon assist that led to the Sinclair right-footed, record breaker in Edinburg, Texas on Wednesday 29 January.

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame, which recognizes the contributions of soccer to the athletic and cultural institution in Canada, celebrates achievements as well as preserves and commemorates the history of our game. After the match, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame secured Sinclair’s historic match-worn jersey as well as several mementos from the post-match, locker room team celebration.

- Christine Sinclair authentic match-worn jersey (Canada red), signed on the back by Sinclair
- Christine Sinclair Player accreditation badge (Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying)
- Christine Sinclair pre-match worn warm-up jersey and locker room nameplate
- Post-match team celebration red cape, tiara and empty sparkling wine bottle

Canada Soccer will celebrate Christine Sinclair’s world international goalscoring record on Tuesday 14 April at the Women’s National Team home match against Australia at BC Place. Tickets are on sale now starting as low as $20 via Ticketmaster.ca (or by calling 1.855.985.5000), with complete information available via CanadaSoccer.com/tickets. Group discounts of up to 30% off the regular price are available for orders of 10 or more tickets using the Group Order Form. A special Me+3 ticket package can be purchased directly via Ticketmaster.ca.

Now in her 21st international season, Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, British Columbia has scored more international “A” goals than any other player in the history of soccer. Through qualifying for her fourth Olympic Games in February, her 186 international goals have been scored in 21 different countries against 42 different opponents. Alongside her goalscoring records, she also holds the Canadian international records for matches played (293, third most in the world), minutes played (25,319), assists (55), and wins (158). Throughout her career, Canada have won an incredible 76% of the matches in which she has scored (100 of 131 matches before Wednesday).

The BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates extraordinary achievement in BC sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true. Each year, a diverse audience of over 35,000 visitors from around the globe are educated and enthralled by the collection of 27,000 artifacts and 100,000 archival documents representing 150 years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. Through the Hero in You Youth Education Programs, the BC Sports Hall of Fame reaches over 6,500 youth across the province, advancing its mission of building outstanding community legacies by honouring the past and inspiring the future.

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