From tattoos to music, some facts about Canada captain Christine Sinclair

Captain Christine Sinclair calls time on her international career on Tuesday with a final game against Australia at B.C. Place Stadium. Some facts about the 40-year-old from Burnaby, B.C.:

-- The first concert she attended was the Spice Girls.

-- Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" always finds its way onto her playlist the day of a game. It's been part of her routine since her playing days at the University of Portland.

-- After the 2012 Olympics, Sinclair turned down an offer from Paris Saint-Germain to play for the Portland Thorns in the fledgling NWSL. She's still playing for Portland.

-- A Toronto Blue Jays fan -- and former baseball player -- she wears former Jays second baseman Roberto Alomar's No. 12.

-- Sinclair has a tattoo of a running Maple Leaf on her back, from a road trip with University of Portland teammates to Victoria. And a tattoo of a small V — for veterans — that she and fellow Canadian veterans like Sophie Schmidt, Allysha Chapman, Desiree Scott, Erin McLeod and Stephanie Labbe all got on a trip to Montreal.

-- Sinclair still has the gold medal ball from the Tokyo Olympics.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2023.

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