VOTE | Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair nominated for BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2017

Christine Sinclair, Thorns vs. Pride, 4.15.17

Thorns FC's forward Christine Sinclair is one of five players from around the globe whom have been shortlisted for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2017 award. Created in 2015, the award celebrates and recognizes the best women's football player in the world.

Voting is now open to the public on the BBC website.

Here's the full list:

Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC and Canada forward)
Melanie Behringer (Bayern Munich and former Germany midfielder)
Ada Hegerberg (Olympique Lyonnais and Norway striker)
Hedvig Lindahl (Chelsea and Sweden goalkeeper)
Marta (Orlando Pride and Brazil forward)

As part of the poll, the BBC did profiles of each of the nominees. Among the "Did you know?" facts about Sinclair? She's distantly related to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
You can vote for Sinclair online until 12pm PT on Monday, May 15.