World record goal scorer Christine Sinclair will end her illustrious career with the Canadian national soccer team later this year. The 40-year-old made the announcement on Friday, which means Sinclair will not be competing at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
His record is unmatched worldwide: Sinclair has scored 190 international goals in 327 matches to date. For men, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) holds the record with 127 goals (203 internationals). Sinclair wants to continue playing for his club Portland Thorns next year.
“We congratulate Christine on a remarkable career that has been exceptional and inspiring both on and off the field,” said Association President Charmaine Crooks. “Her legacy will live on in the hearts and aspirations of many young female athletes in Canada and around the world.”
The striker made his Canadian national team debut at the age of 16 and celebrated his biggest success by winning a gold medal at the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo. However, at last summer’s World Cup in Australia, their sixth appearance in the finals, Sinclair and Co., like Germany, failed in the group stage.
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