Christine Sinclair (CAN)
Widely regarded as Canada’s greatest football player of all time, the seven time Canada Female Player of the Year is set to feature in her 5th consecutive World Cup this summer. As a youngster, Sinclair played both basketball and baseball at youth level, picking the number 12 shirt as a football player to pay homage to Toronto Blue Jays baseball star Roberto Alomar. The imposing striker has two Olympic bronze medals to her name and was last year awarded the Order of Canada, championed by her country’s Governor General as ‘an inspiration to countless young athletes across the country’.
Illustration by Caitlin Cuhwald