Christine Sinclair Bio: Wife, Parents, Family & Net Worth

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Meet Christine Sinclair, the Canadian soccer player and current captain of the national team and Portland Thorns FC, who holds the record for the highest number of international goals.

Not only has she scored 190 international goals, but she has also led her team to win numerous medals, including a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Raised in a soccer-loving family, Sinclair has scored in five different world cups. 

Canadian Soccer Player, Christine Sinclair
Canadian Soccer Player Christine Sinclair (Source: Instagram)

Widely regarded as Canada’s greatest soccer player of all time, there have been many questions regarding Christine Sinclair, whether she has been married or not.

This article will cover her early life, family, professional career, marital status, net worth, and salary.

Quick Facts

Full Name Christine Margaret Sinclair
Known As Christine Sinclair
Birth Date June 12, 1983
Age 40 Years Old
Nationality Canadian
Father’s Name Bill Sinclair
Mother’s Name Sandra Sinclair
Siblings One
Profession Professional Soccer Player
Marital Status Unmarried
Net Worth $2 Million
Merch Memoir
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Who is Christine Sinclair?

Christine Sinclair, a Canadian professional soccer player, is currently the captain of the Canadian national team and Portland Thorns FC.

As stated earlier, Sinclair has scored the most international goals for men or women worldwide, with 190 goals.

Moreover, she is among the most-capped active international footballers, having played more than 300 matches.

Early Life & Family

Christine Sinclair was born on June 12, 1983, to Bill and Sandra Sinclair, both of whom were born in Vancouver. She grew up with her older brother, Mike Sinclair.

Her father, Bill Sinclair, and uncles, Brian and Bruce Gant, were all Canadian amateur soccer champions.

When Christine was four months old, her father, Bill, was the team manager and helped Vancouver Firefighters FC win the 1983 Canada Soccer National Championships in Thunder Bay.

Childhood Picture Of Christine Sinclair
Childhood Picture Of Christine Sinclair (Source: LifeBogger)

Christine graduated from the University of Portland in 2005 with a degree in Life Science.

She received an Honorary Doctorate of law from Simon Fraser University in 2013.

Sadly, Christine’s father, Bill, passed away on April 16, 2016, less than four months before the Rio Olympics. Despite this emotional setback, she led the Canadian team to win the Olympic bronze medal.

Her mother, Sandra, died due to multiple sclerosis on February 2, 2022.

Age & Height Measurements

Christine Sinclair’s age is 40, and her zodiac sign is Gemini.

She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75 m) and weighs 67 kg (147 lbs).

Christine Sinclair Wife: Is She Married?

Numerous speculations have surrounded Christine Sinclair’s dating history and current relationship status.

The Canadian professional soccer player has been very private about her personal life and has not disclosed any details.

As per the sources, Christine Sinclair is neither married nor in a relationship.

Some fans have even speculated about her sexual orientation, with rumors circulating that she might be gay.

However, Sinclair has not commented on any of these rumors, and her private life remains a mystery to the public.

Professional Career

At 16, Christine Sinclair debuted with the senior national team during the 2000 Algarve Cup and scored her first international goal during the tournament.

Over the years, Sinclair has represented Canada at four Olympic Games, winning a gold medal at Tokyo 2020 after previously securing back-to-back bronze medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Sinclair holds the record for being the captain of a team that has participated in the World Cup a record number of four times, and she has scored at least one goal in five different World Cups, sharing the record with Marta, which Cristiano Ronaldo later matched.

Christine Sinclair Along With Lionel Messi in FIFA Cover
Christine Sinclair Along With Lionel Messi in FIFA Cover (Source: The Globe And Mail)

Sinclair has also published a book titled “Playing A Long Time,” which reflects on both her exhilarating successes and heartbreaking failures.

Furthermore, she and Alex Morgan were featured on the FIFA 16 video game cover alongside Lionel Messi.

Christine Sinclair Net Worth & Earnings

Christine Sinclair’s primary source of income is her career in professional football, which has helped her accumulate a significant net worth of around $2 million as of 2024.

Throughout her career, she has earned numerous accolades, including being named the Canadian Women’s Player of the Year a record 14 times.

In addition to her success on the field, Sinclair has secured various endorsement deals with Envision Sports & Entertainment and Mission Athlete Care, contributing to her net worth.

As per reports, Sinclair’s annual salary is approximately $380,000, making her one of the highest-paid female football players in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does Christine Sinclair have more goals than Ronaldo?

Christine Sinclair presently holds the world record for the most goals scored in international football, having scored 190 goals.

Is Christine Sinclair in a relationship?

As per sources, Christine Sinclair is presently single and not in a relationship.

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