Portland Thorns forward Christine Sinclair has been instrumental to the success of the Thorns in Rose City since 2013.
The 37-year-old has many accolades on her already impressive resume both for her time in the NWSL and the Canadian National Team, but this particular award holds a special spot in the display case.
Sinclair has been named as a 2021 Top 25 Women of Influence.
The Top 25 Women of Influence™ awards recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of Canada’s diverse women role models.
Here is what her bio said on the Women of Influence website:
In 2020, Canadian Olympian and soccer superstar Christine Sinclair added another accolade to her resume when she broke American Abby Wambach’s world-record total of 184 goals, becoming the top international goalscorer of all time (for both women and men).
It was a highlight of an already long and successful career; Christine has competed at three Olympic Games, winning back-to-back bronzes at London 2012 and Rio 2016. At London 2012, she was the tournament’s leading scorer, with six of Canada’s 12 goals, including a hat trick in the controversial semi-final extra-time loss to the United States. For her efforts, she was named Canada’s Closing Ceremony flag bearer and became the first soccer player to win the Lou Marsh Award as Canadian Athlete of the Year. As a lifetime soccer player and a member of Canada’s Hall of Fame, Christine is not only a role model, but an active supporter of girls and women in sports.
Other recipients of this award include: Larissa Crawford, Nelly Bassily, Dr. Lucy Gilbert Catherine O’Hara, and Claire Elizabeth Williams amongst others.
In addition to this prestigious award, Sinclair was also recently named to the Canada Women’s National Team (again) for the upcoming 2021 SheBelieves Cup.