The stadium is renamed “Christine Sinclair Place” for the last match of the great Canadian footballer

BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be renamed “Christine Sinclair Place” for a party next week in honor of the captain’s final match against the women’s international team, Canada Soccer announced Monday.

Sinclair, who is the all-time leading international scorer, announced her retirement from Canada’s women’s national team in October and her final match will be Dec. 5 against Australia.

“The legacy of Christine’s career will live on and endure beyond her tremendous achievements on the pitch,” said Canada Soccer President Charmaine Crooks in a press release.

“The renaming of BC Place for its final game is a fitting tribute given its West Coast roots and the iconic moments at the venue where we celebrated together as a nation.”

The renaming of the stadium will be one of many tributes to Sinclair throughout the evening, including the venue being lit up in red and white with the number 12.

The 40-year-old Sinclair’s international career includes a record 190 goals for Canada, an Olympic gold medal and six World Cup appearances.

Sinclair still plans to play for Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League next season and then hopes to stay involved in the game in some capacity. REUTERS

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