Witness Christine Sinclair’s Farewell Soccer Match for Canada at BC Place

Christine Sinclair, Photo: Martin Bazyl/Canada Soccer

Canadian soccer legend and Burnaby’s very own Christine Sinclair announced her retirement from international competition at the end of the year. This is your chance to watch the Olympic Gold medalist’s farewell game for Canada Soccer‘s Women’s National Team, a friendly matchup against Australia, live in front of her hometown crowd at BC Place on December 5.

Christine Sinclair & Janine Beckie, Photo: Scottie/Soccer Canada


Team Canada (ranked 10th in the world) will face the Australians (11th) for a two-match series (8-8-3 against each other) in British Columbia this December as Sinclair, aka “Captain Everything,” heads home to wrap up her remarkable 24-year-long international soccer career in her own backyard.

These two international matches will mark a final farewell tour for the Canadian soccer icon as Canada returns to Starlight Stadium in Langford on Vancouver Island on December 1 before heading to Vancouver for her last international game four days later.

Concacaf 2022, Photo: Audrey Magny/Canada Soccer

Team Canada

The series will provide a crucial opportunity for both sides to prepare for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, with Canada having already qualified and Australia still looking to. Canada recently beat Jamaica in a two-match Concacaf Olympic Play-In Series in September and is wrapping up a pair of matches against Brazil (ranked 9th) in Montréal and Halifax.

The Canadian Women’s National Team has an all-time international record of thirteen wins, three draws, and four losses when playing in BC. This record includes the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2002, the Olympic Qualifiers in 2012, and Canada’s record-setting home FIFA World Cup in 2015.

Christine Sinclair, Photo: Audrey Magny/Canada Soccer

Sinclair holds the world’s all-time international goalscoring record with 190 goals in 327 appearances in 22 different nations and against 43 opponents. She captained Canada to a Concacaf Championship in 2010, a Pan American Games Gold Medal in 2011, back-to-back Olympic Bronze Medals in 2012 and 2016, and an Olympic Gold Medal in 2021. An Officer in the Order of Canada, Sinclair is a 14-time Canada Soccer Player of the Year and a two-time Canadian Athlete of the Year. She was the Canada Soccer Player of the Decade from 2010 to 2019.

She plans to continue her professional soccer career as the team captain of her club team, Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), for one final season before transitioning to a non-playing role in the sport.

For more details on the match and to purchase tickets, visit Canada Soccer’s website.

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