The Canadian Soccer Association announced Tuesday that it will pay tribute to women’s national team star Christine Sinclair, who broke the Canadian record for most goals scored in a single season. She will be presented with a special plaque in advance of the team’s final national camp that starts next week.
With 23 goals in 2012, Sinclair, 29, set a new Canadian mark for goals in a season at the international “A” level.
“The Canadian Soccer Association would like to congratulate Christine Sinclair on setting a new national record for goals in a season,” said Canadian Soccer Association General Secretary Peter Montopoli. “With 23 goals in 2012, she has produced one of those truly remarkable seasons for the ages.”
In 1998, Silvana Burtini bettered the national record by four goals with a 14-goal season. She held the record for just two years, before Sinclair bettered the mark with a 15-goal season as a 16-year old rookie in 2000.
Sinclair opened her 2012 account with a four-goal game in CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying against Haiti on January 19 and closed it with a famous three-goal performance against the United States on August 6 in an Olympic Games semifinal. She scored in 14 different matches, yet another Canadian single-year record. In games in which she scored, Canada won on 12 occasions.
Entering 2012, Sinclair had scored 120 goals in 12 seasons, an average of 10 goals per season. Now with 143 goals to her credit, she ranks third all-time among women’s footballers behind Abby Wambach (148) and retired Mia Hamm (158), both of the United States.
CANADA’S SINGLE-SEASON GOAL RECORDS
1994 – Charmaine Hooper 10 goals
1998 – Silvana Burtini 14 goals
2000 – Christine Sinclair 15 goals
2007 – Christine Sinclair 16 goals
2012 – Christine Sinclair 23 goals
CANADA’S 10+ GOAL SEASONS
8 Christine Sinclair (2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012)
2 Kara Lang (2002 and 2003)
1 Charmaine Hooper (1994)
1 Silvana Burtini (1998)
GAMES WITH AT LEAST ONE GOAL
2012 – Sinclair scored in 14 games
2000 – Sinclair scored in 10 games
2003 – Sinclair scored in 9 games
2007 – Sinclair scored in 9 games
2008 – Sinclair scored in 9 games
2010 – Sinclair scored in 9 games
2006 – Sinclair scored in 8 games
Canada’s women’s national team has announced a 27-player roster for an upcoming year-end training and assessment camp in Canada. National head coach John Herdman has called his squad for a nine-day camp that runs 12th to 20th December in the Vancouver area.
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