The 29-year-old striker from Burnaby, B.C., was named the winner of the 2012 Lou Marsh Award, given to Canada’s top athlete by a select panel of media members.

She becomes the first ever soccer player to win the award in it’s76-year-old history, Christine joins the likes of past recipients Wayne Gretzky, Donovan Bailey, Terry Fox, Steve Nash and Jacques Villeneuve in the pantheon of Canadian sport.

Sinclair’s fame as one of Canada’s best athlete skyrocketed when she scored six goals at the London Olympic Games 2012, Her greatest moment of the tournament came in the semifinal match against the USA when she scored an amazing hat trick in the game. Although Canada lost the game to the USA in the semi-final. Christine led her team to an Olympic bronze medal which was a first for the women’s team.



Senior career to date:
Years Team
2002 – Vancouver Breakers 7 Goals
2006–2008 Vancouver Whitecaps Women 10 Goals
2009–2010 FC Gold Pride 16 Goals
2011 – Western New York Flash 10 Goals

National team to date:
2001–2002 Canada U-20 + U-19,27 Goals
2000– Canada 143 Goals


  1. Ken Suzuki 8 years ago

    Today, the Japanese fans are in misery… Men lost to Italy and women almost lost to New Zealand. Both conceded a critical goal in a late minute.

  2. Gracielle Hernandez 9 years ago

    Awesome! Goodjob Canada! She still deserves the Fifa player of the year award though. 🙂

  3. Women's Soccer United 9 years ago

    Congratulations Christine! Well deserved.

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