ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (NEWS1130) -  Canadian Captain Christine Sinclair is among 10 candidates for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Award.

The Burnaby native, who guided Canada to a bronze medal finish at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, led all players with six goals in London. FIFA has since suspended Sinclair for four matches for her conduct following Canada’s loss to the United States.

Four players from the gold medal-winning American team have also been nominated. An American hasn’t won the award since Mia Hamm in 2001 and 2002.

Sinclair, 29, is the reigning Canadian Soccer Player of the Year and has been nominated six times for the FIFA award. The Burnaby South Secondary School star has starred for Canada’s national team for 11 years and has been playing in various women’s pro leagues since she was a standout with the Vancouver Womens Whitecaps and Breakers.

Sinclair had a brilliant collegiate career at the University of Portland, helping the Pilots win the national championship in 2002 and earning three  national Player of the Year honours, as well as a nomination for the Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious Player of the Year award in college soccer.

A shortlist of three candidates will be announced November 29th with the winners announced in Zurich on January 7th.

Sinclair’s national team coach John Herman is also up for a top award from FIFA. Soccer’s governing body FIFA has made Herdman one of 10 nominees for the World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football.