The Portland Thorns FC captain was selected in an equally shared vote by Canadian media and Canadian coaches and clubs. The 2013 honour is her 10th in a row and 11th overall.
In 2013, Sinclair led the Portland Thorns to the NWSL championship. She earned NWSL Player of the Month honours in April. The 30-year-old captain netted eight goals in 20 matches.
At the international level, Sinclair participated in her 14th season with Canada. Most recently she made her 200th career appearance on Dec. 12 and the stellar striker earned player-of-the-match honours in October after a 3-0 win over Korea Republic.
Sinclair was again a finalist for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award in 2013. She was also honoured on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
BMO Canadian Players of the Year
2013 – Will Johnson & Christine Sinclair
2012 – Atiba Hutchinson & Christine Sinclair
2011 – Dwayne De Rosario & Christine Sinclair
2010 – Atiba Hutchinson & Christine Sinclair
2009 - Simeon Jackson & Christine Sinclair
2008 – Julian de Guzman & Christine Sinclair
2007 – Dwayne De Rosario & Christine Sinclair
2006 – Dwayne De Rosario & Christine Sinclair
2005 – Dwayne De Rosario & Christine Sinclair
2004 – Paul Stalteri & Christine Sinclair
2003 – Pat Onstad & Charmaine Hooper
2002 – Jason deVos & Charmaine Hooper
2001 – Paul Stalteri & Andrea Neil
2000 – Craig Forrest & Christine Sinclair
1999 – Jim Brennan & Geraldine Donnelly
1998 - Tomasz Radzinski & Silvana Burtini
1997 – Mark Watson & Janine Helland
1996 - Paul Peschisolido & Geraldine Donnelly
1995 - Alex Bunbury & Charmaine Hooper
1994 - Craig Forrest & Charmaine Hooper
1993 - Alex Bunbury
Canada Soccer / Mexsport David Leah