Christine Sinclair is the star striker of Canada’s national women’s soccer team. She is the owner of a world record 190 goals in her international football career. This 40-year-old footballer bid farewell to international football yesterday. Sinclair played in the World Cup six times, she also played in the Olympics four times. She won the gold medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Sinclair said she wanted to enjoy her last match in international football, “I promised myself that I would enjoy it. It feels surreal and the ending is perfect.”
Yesterday Sinclair ended his international career by defeating Australia 1-0 in a friendly match at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. The stadium was renamed Christian Sinclair Place for this special night to mark his retirement. Sinclair scored 190 goals in 331 matches for Canada. In the international matches, no one else could score so many goals in women’s and men’s football combined. Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest goalscorer in men’s international football with 128 goals for Portugal.
Sinclair was seen wiping his eyes before the start of the match. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Sinclair ‘the greatest goal scorer of all time’ in a post on social media. Trudeau also wrote, “Thank you for inspiring us all. Your impact on this sport and the Canadian national team will be remembered for a long time.” 48,112 spectators gave a standing ovation to Sinclair at 12 minutes of the match because she wore jersey number 12. The star assisted Quinn’s goal for Canada in the 40th minute of the match.