Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Burnaby’s Christine Sinclair has been nominated as one of the ten finalists for FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, soccer’s governing body announced today from Zurich, Switzerland.
Sinclair scored twenty three goals in twenty two matches for Canada in 2012, leading her team to 14 wins in the process. Sinclair also led all goal scorers at this summer’s Summer Olympics with six tallies, including a hat trick in the controversial 4-3 extra time loss to the Americans, in which after the match Sinclair made comments about the officiating of the game and has been subsequently suspended for four matches.
John Herdman, Canada’s Women’s National Team Coach, has been nominated as well for Women’s Coach of the Year. Herdman’s team bounced back nicely from 2011’s World Cup disappointment to post a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and one draw in twenty three matches, which included a bonze medal win for his club at the Olympics.
A shortlist of three candidates will be announced in late November, with the winners announced at FIFA’s Gala in Zurich on January 7th.