Christine Sinclair will return to Portland for an 11th season in 2023
Sinclair is the club’s all-time leader in games played, games started, minutes played, and goals scored.
Acquired: National Team Allocation, January 11, 2013.
HONORS: 2013, 2017, 2022 NWSL Champion...2016, 2021 NWSL Shield Winner...2018, 2013 NWSL Second XI...2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Champion...2021 WICC Champion.
2022: Appeared in her 11th playoff game - the most of any player in league history - against San Diego on Oct. 23...Scored 5th goal on Aug. 10 against Washington...Tallied 4th goal in her 150th NWSL game on June 8 against San Diego...Scored a brace on June 3 against Angel City...Started 4 matches to begin the season (April 30-May 21).
2022 Challenge Cup: Started in 5th match on April 24 against Angel City...Made 2nd straight start on March 26 against SD...Scored in the CC opener against OL Reign on March 18.
2021: Started nine consecutive matches (Aug. 25-Oct. 30) to conclude the regular season... Tallied her fifth goal of the season on Oct. 6 against Houston...Scored her fourth goal of the season against Chicago on Sept. 25...Recorded her first assist of the season on Sept. 12 against North Carolina...Made her return to the lineup after the Olympics, scoring her third goal of the season against Gotham FC on Aug. 25...Tallied her second goal of the season against OL Reign on May 23...Scored her 50th career NWSL regular-season goal against Chicago on May 16.
2021 Challenge Cup: Started and played in three matches...Became the NWSL’s all-time leading active goal scorer with her 60th goal across competitions in the Championship match on May 8...Scored her first goal of 2021 on May 2 against Houston... Made her 2021 debut against OL Reign on April 21.
2020: Only player to start and play in all 10 matches, tallying six goals, which all came in the NWSL Fall Series...Tallied a brace against OL Reign on Oct. 10...Scored for a second consecutive match, tallying her fourth goal of the Fall Series, on Oct. 3 against Utah...Recorded her third career hat trick in all comps and the eighth multi-goal game of her NWSL career in that span on Sept. 30 against OL Reign...Started and played 90 minutes against Utah on Sept. 20...Started all six matches in the Challenge Cup.
2019: Started and played in 17 matches...Scored a career-best nine goals, which ranked as the third-most in the NWSL...Started her 14th straight match, playing all 90 minutes, on Oct. 12 against Washington...Scored her ninth goal of the season against Chicago on Aug. 25...Recorded her eighth goal of the season on Aug. 17 against Washington...Scored in four consecutive matches (July 14-Aug. 3)...Surpassed 10,000 career minutes played on July 14 against Orlando...Named to the NWSL Team of the Month of April...Tallied her first assist of the season on April 28 against Sky Blue FC...Named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 2...Recorded her second career hat-trick on April 20 against Chicago.
2018: Named to the 15-player shortlist for the Ballon d'Or...An NWSL Second XI selection...Named Supporters' Player of the Year...Only player to start and play every minute for Portland during the regular season, appearing in all 24 games...Finished with nine goals and six assists, ranking in the top five in NWSL in both categories...Tallied her 40th career NWSL goal becoming just the third player in league history to accomplish this milestone on Aug. 22 at Sky Blue FC...Scored her eighth goal of the season against Chicago on Aug. 18...Registered her sixth assist of the season on July 21 against Sky Blue FC...Tallied a goal and an assist in her 100th appearance for the club on June 22 against Houston...Started her 95th career match for the club to become the club’s all-time career leader in starts on May 30 against North Carolina...Scored her sixth goal against Utah on May 25...Tallied her fifth goal of the season on May 12 against Orlando...Recorded her third assist of the season against Houston on May 9...Tallied a goal and assist against Orlando on April 15 becoming Thorns FC’s all-time career leader in points (76)...Registered her fifth career brace in a win against Chicago on March 31.
2017: Tallied her third career playoff goal, tied for the second-most NWSL playoff goals all-time, against Orlando on Oct. 7...Started in both of Portland's NWSL playoff matches, logging 180 minutes...Started all 24 matches during the regular season...Earned Portland's Golden Boot award, tallying a team-best eight goals during the regular season...Scored her eighth goal of the season to become Portland’s all-time leading goal scorer (31 goals) against Boston on Sept. 10...Tallied her second brace of the season against Washington on Sept. 2...Scored her fifth goal of the season against Chicago on Aug. 12...Recorded her third career brace in a 3-0 win against FC Kansas City on June 28.
2016: Appeared in 11 matches (10 starts), tallying six goals and two assists...Scored in Portland’s 4-3 extra-time semifinal playoff thriller against the Western NY Flash on Oct. 25...Started and played 83 minutes against Sky Blue FC on Sept. 25 ... Tallied a goal against Western NY on Sept. 11 ... Notched a goal against Houston on Sept. 7 ... Tallied a goal and an assist against Boston on Sept. 4 ... Recorded a point in seven-straight matches, which is a new team record (June 12-Sept. 18) ... Named NWSL Player of the Month for June ... Scored her first goal of the 2016 season against Chicago on June 12 to become the third player in club history to amass 40 career points ... Earned her first start of the season, making her regular-season home debut as she logged 56 minutes against Washington on May 21.
2015: Appeared in nine games (8 starts), tallying two goals and two assists ... Started her 50th career match for Thorns FC on Aug. 22 ... Registered an assist against Boston on Aug. 5 ... Tallied a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win on July 29 against Western New York, moving into a tie for first place all-time with five game-winning goals ... Surpassed 4,000 career minutes played for Thorns FC in a starting role against Seattle on July 26 ... Started and logged 90 minutes against Seattle on July 22 ... Started and played 90 minutes, scoring her first goal of the season in a 2-2 draw against Chicago on April 25 ... Made her season debut, entering the match in the 70th minute against Western NY on April 18.
2014: Appeared in 23 regular-season matches (22 starts) ... Recorded seven goals and one assist ... Led the NWSL in shots (77) and shots on goal (40) ... Set single-game club record for shots (11) and shots on goal (7) Aug. 10 at Boston ... Set a NWSL record for shots on goal (7) in a single match against Boston on Aug. 10 ... Named NWSL Player of the Week after scoring the first hat-trick in Thorns FC history in a 6-3 win against Boston on July 20 ... Set a Thorns FC single-game record for points (6) against Boston on July 20 ... Scored in consecutive matches (June 21-25), including her first goal at home in 2014 against Sky Blue FC on June 25 ... Tallied a goal and an assist in a 7-1 win against FC Kansas City on July 13.
2013: Named the team’s Most Valuable Player for 2013 ... Named to the NWSL Best XI Second Team ... Tallied the clinching goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time in a 2-0 win over the Western New York Flash in the NWSL championship game on Aug. 31 ... Scored four goals in the last six regular-season games, including a brace against Chicago (July 28) and a brace at Seattle (Aug. 17) ... Ranked second on the team in scoring with eight goals and two assists (18pts) ... Started 20 of the team’s 22 regular-season games, missing two games due to national team duty for Canada (June 1 and June 16) ... Tallied a point in three straight matches from April 13-27 ... Named the NWSL Player of the Month for April ... Recorded the club’s first-ever goal, a game-tying penalty kick in the 67th minute, in a 1-1 draw against FC Kansas City on April 13.
2011: Was named the most valuable player of the WPS championship match after giving the Western New York Flash a 1-0 lead in the final, before the team eventually beat the Philadelphia Independence on penalty kicks.
2010: Led FC Gold Pride to the league title during the 2010 season.
2009: Sinclair was selected as the eighth overall pick in the WPS Initial International Draft by FC Gold Pride in 2009.
2006-08: Helped the Vancouver Whitecaps Women (USL W-League) win the championship in 2006.
Has earned 319 international caps, scoring 190 goals for the Canada Women’s National Team.
The all-time leading goal-scorer in international soccer, men’s and women’s, with 186 goals in 296 appearances.
2022: Played in 11 matches, making 10 starts with two goals and two assists...Started all five matches in the Concacaf W Championship, tallying a goal against Trinidad & Tobago on July 5, helping Canada qualify for 2023 World Cup.
2021: Won the gold medal, starting against Sweden at the Tokyo Olympics...Started in the semifinal against the United States and against Brazil in the quarterfinals...Appeared in two of three matches of the group stage...Scored her 187th goal in her 300th appearance- against Japan on July 21 in the group stage at the 2020 Olympics.
2020: Has appeared in seven games (all starts), tallying three goals...Became the all-time leading goal scorer in international soccer with her 186th career goal against Mexico on Feb. 4...Scored a brace against St. Kitts & Nevis in Concacaf Olympic qualifiers on Jan. 29.
2019: Appeared in 15 matches (14 starts), tallying six goals and two assists...Scored her 183rd career international goal against New Zealand on Nov. 10...Started all four matches at the World Cup, tallying her 182nd career international goal against the Netherlands on June 20...Scored her 181st international goal in a 3-0 win against Mexico on May 18...Registered her 180th career goal in a 1-0 win over England on April 5...Appeared in all three matches at the Algarve Cup, scoring one goal.
2018: Tabbed Canadian Player of the Year for the 14th time...Tallied eight goals and two assists in 12 appearances...Appeared in all five matches (4 starts), tallying four goals during the 2018 Women's Concacaf Championship to help Canada earn a berth in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup...Scored in a 3-2 loss to Germany on June 10...Started in all four games at the Algarve Cup, tallying three goals.
2017: Made 12 appearances (10 starts), registering four goals and seven assists...Tallied a goal in a 3-2 win over Norway on Nov. 28...Started both matches against the USWNT on Nov. 9 and Nov. 12, tallying an assist in a 1-1 draw on Nov. 9 at BC Place in Vancouver...Named to the short list for the 2016 FIFPro World Best XI...Appeared in four matches, three starts at the Algarve Cup, tallying two game-winning goals.
2016: Named Canada Women’s Player of the Year ... Helped guide Canada to its second straight bronze medal at the Olympics, tallying three goals, including the game-winner in the bronze medal match at the 2016 Rio Olympics ... Scored in a 2-1 win against the Netherlands on April 10 ... Has tallied four goals and three assists in nine appearances (6 starts) ... Moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time scoring list with goal 159th against Trinidad & Tobago in Olympic Qualifying on Feb. 14 ... Registered a brace in CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying as Canada earned a 3-1 win against Costa Rica. Helped guide Canada to its second straight bronze medal at the Olympics, tallying three goals, including the game-winner in the bronze medal match at the 2016 Rio Olympics ... Scored in a 2-1 win against the Netherlands on April 10 ... Has tallied four goals and three assists in nine appearances (6 starts) ... Moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time scoring list with goal 159th against Trinidad & Tobago in Olympic Qualifying on Feb. 14 ... Registered a brace in CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying as Canada earned a 3-1 win against Costa Rica.
2015: Appearing in her fourth FIFA Women's World Cup, Sinclair helped guide Canada to the quarterfinals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, starting five matches, scoring two goals, including the game-winning penalty kick against China in the group stage ... Tallied two goals and an assist, appearing in all four matches at the Cyprus Cup as she helped lead Canada to the championship match of the tournament ... Named MVP of BaoAn Cup, recording three goals and one assist during the three-game tournament in China.
2014: Named BMO Canadian Player of the Year for the 12th consecutive year (13th time overall) ... Appeared in all 11 matches, playing every minute in 2014 ... Recorded the game-tying goal in a 1-1 draw against Sweden on Nov. 26.
2013: A finalist for FIFA Ballon d’Or, Sinclair tallied three goals in nine games for Canada in 2013 ... Assisted on the game-tying goal in a 1-1 international friendly against France on April 4 ... Scored goals against Finland (March 8) and the Netherlands (March 11), helping Canada reach the final of the 2013 Cyprus Cup.
2012: Scored a career-high 23 goals in 22 games for Canada, helping lead her country to a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics ... Recorded a hat trick against the United States on Aug. 6 in a thrilling 4-3 loss in an Olympic semifinal match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England ... Finished as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals.
2011: Scored once in three matches for Canada at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup ... Won a gold medal at the 16th Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, following the World Cup ... Scored an 87th-minute equalizer in the gold-medal match against Brazil on Oct. 27, which Canada went on to win 4-3 on penalties.
2010: Became the first Canadian women’s soccer player to score 100 goals on Feb. 20, 2010, in a friendly against Poland ... Helped Canada win the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup with six goals in the competition, including the game-winning goal (a penalty kick) in the championship match against Mexico.
2009: Recorded four goals in seven matches.
2008: Helped Canada reach the quarterfinals of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, scoring two goals including one against the United States in a 2-1 extra-time loss in the quarterfinals.
2007: Scored 16 goals in 13 games for Canada, including three goals in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China … Her 16 goals scored was, at the time, a career-high and a national record for goals in a season.
2006: Scored 13 goals and helped Canada reach the final of the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup before losing to the United States.
2005: Scored four goals in seven matches.
2004: Scored six goals in nine matches during the year as Canada finished third in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament.
2003: Made her 50th appearance for Canada on Sept. 4, becoming the seventh Canadian women’s player ever to reach the milestone ... Scored three goals during the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup as Canada earned fourth place in the tournament ... Finished the year with 11 goals in 17 games.
2002: Represented Canada at the 2002 Algarve Cup and helped her country to a second-place finish at the 2002 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup as a 19-year-old ... Led Canada to a second-place finish in the 2002 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup ... Earned the adidas Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player and the Golden Shoe as the top scorer with 10 goals.
2001: Earned a spot on the team’s roster for the Algarve Cup prior to her 18th birthday, scoring four goals in four games during the tournament … Finished the year with six goals in 12 games.
2000: Set a then-national scoring record as a 17-year-old with 15 goals during the year … Recorded 10 goals in seven games during June of 2000, one off the Canadian record for most goals in a month … Earned her first cap at the age of 16 on March 12, 2000, against China in the Algarve Cup … Scored her first goal two days later against Norway … Finished the year with 15 goals in 18 games.
COLLEGE (University of Portland)
2005: Tallied 39 goals and 10 assists in 25 games in her senior season...Set the all-time NCAA Division-I scoring record with 39 goals and helped lead the Pilots to their second national championship...Won a second consecutive Hermann Trophy...Finished her career as the program’s all-time leader in points (252) and goals (110)... Honda Award winner for women’s soccer...Soccer Buzz, Soccer America and Soccer Times National Player of the Year...One of 24 women’s soccer players in the world on the shortlist for the 2005 FIFA Player of the Year...NSCAA, Soccer Buzz, Soccer America, Soccer Times and Top Drawer Soccer First Team All-America...First ever four-time, first team All-America by Soccer Buzz...Named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year and a first team Academic All-America...NSCAA Scholar All-American of the Year and first team Scholar All-America...Bill Hayward award recipient for the state of Oregon’s top amateur athlete...CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First Team for the third time...West Coast Conference Player of the Year for the third time in her career...All-WCC First Team, fourth-straight year...College Cup Offensive MVP and all-tournament team selection...Team MVP...Led the nation in scoring with 39 goals and 88 total points...Her 39 goals broke the NCAA season record of 37, previously held by Lisa Cole (SMU, 1987)...88 points marks the second highest in NCAA season history, Mia Hamm’s 97 in 25 games of the 1992 season tops the list...110 career goals are second in NCAA history, 252 points are fourth in the national books...Set a new NCAA D-I record with a goal scored in 17 consecutive games, later tied by Penn State’s Tiffany Weimer...WCC’s and Portland’s all-time leader in goals, points, game-winners and shots...Set new UP single-season records for goals and points...Joins Tiffeny Milbrett (Portland), Carin Jennings (UCSB), Lisa Cole (SMU), Mia Hamm (North Carolina) and Danielle Fotopoulos (SMU/Florida) as only players in NCAA history with over 100 goals and 30 assists...extended her NCAA post-season goals scored record to 25 with seven goals in 2005.
2004: Played in 24 games, tallying 22 goals and 11 assists...Won the Hermann Trophy...One of three Honda Award finalists...NSCAA, Soccer America (MVP team) and Soccer Buzz first team All-American for the third consecutive season...Soccer Buzz West Region Player of the Year...NSCAA first team all-West Region...CoSIDA Academic All-America third team...CoSIDA Academic all-District VIII first team...Named the UP Female Athlete of the Year for the third consecutive year...NSCAA Scholar All-America first team...West Coast Conference Player of the Year...All-WCC first team...WCC All-Academic Team...Led the WCC in points (55), goals (22), shots (100) and game-winners (10)...Second in the WCC in assists (11), setting a career-high...Third year in a row with at least 22 goals and 54 total points...Tied for fourth in the nation in goals, 10th nationally in goals per game (0.92) and 11th in points per game (2.92)...Three-time Soccer America National Team of the Week (9-8, 9-28, 10-18) and Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week once (10-20)...Three-time WCC Player of the Week (9-6, 9-27, 10-18)...Nike Portland Invitational Offensive MVP...UConn Adidas Classic all-tournament honors... Five multiple goal games...Scored 10 goals in a six-game stretch early in the season...Tallied a career-best three assists in a 5-2 win over Oregon...Recorded a point in 20-of-24 games...10 game-winners a career-best and second on UP’s single-season list...Tied for eighth on single-season goals list...Tied for sixth in season points...Third in career goals with 71...Fourth in total points at 164, needs 56 points for second overall...Portland’s all-time leader in game-winning goals (27)...Joins Pilot greats Tiffeny Milbrett and Shannon MacMillan as the only players with over 50 goals and 20 assists throughout career.
2003: Utilized redshirt season while participating in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup for Canada.
2002: Appeared in 21 games, recording 26 goals and three assists, while helping lead the Pilots to a National Championship...Soccer America and Soccer Buzz Player of the Year...Honda Award winner for top women’s collegiate soccer player ...Honda-Broderick Cup nominee for collegiate women’s Athlete of the Year...UP Female Athlete of the Year...MAC-Hermann Finalist...Bill Hayward Amateur Athlete of the Year (Oregon’s top amateur athlete)...NSCAA, Soccer America and Soccer Buzz first team All-American...NSCAA and Soccer Buzz all-West Region first team...West Coast Conference Player of the Year...All-WCC first team...WCC all-Academic list...CoSIDA/Verizon Academic all-District VIII first team...2002 College Cup offensive MVP...College Cup all-Tournament team...NCAA Playoff tournament record with 10 goals in six tournament games...21 points in 2002 NCAA Playoffs broke previous record of 16 held by Mia Hamm in 1993 ...Led nation in goals with 26, fifth in goals per game at 1.24...Fourth nationally in total points (55), sixth in points per game at 2.62...Named offensive MVP of Notre Dame Classic and NIKE Portland Invitational...Two-time WCC Player of the Week...Named to both Soccer America Team of the Week and Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (9-9-02)...10 multiple-goal games...Hat-tricks at Gonzaga and vs. Richmond in third round of NCAAs...Scored both goals in College Cup Championship win over Santa Clara...Four multiple-goal games in NCAA Playoffs.
2001: Appeared in 24 games, tallying 23 goals and 8 assists...NSCAA, Soccer America and Soccer Buzz first team all-American...Soccer America Freshman of the Year...UP Female Athlete of the Year...West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year...NSCAA and Soccer Buzz first team all-West Region...Top scoring freshman in the country, finishing fifth overall with 23 goals and eight assists (54 points)...Notched eight game-winning goals...Scored 10 goals in seven WCC games...Three-time WCC Player of the Week ...Twice was named to Soccer America Team of the Week ...Scored at least one goal in 17 of Portland’s 24 games...Multiple-goal games vs. San Diego (two goals), San Francisco (3), Gonzaga (2), Pepperdine (2), and Texas A&M (2) ...Goal and an assist vs. CS-Fullerton and Brigham Young ...Goal and two assists vs. Nebraska...First career hat-trick – with an assist – vs. San Francisco...Scored 10 goals in a seven-game stretch before the NCAA semifinals...Two goals against Gonzaga and Pepperdine...Opened the NCAA Playoffs with a goal and two assists against Idaho State ...Single goals against Washington and Nebraska before a two-goal outing against Texas A&M.
2013, 2017 NWSL Champion...2016, 2021 NWSL Shield Winner...2018, 2013 NWSL Second XI...2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Champion...2021 WICC Champion.