She may have had an eventful season after the 2012 Summer Olympics, but Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair's year isn't done yet — she's been nominated for this year's FIFA World Player of the Year.

The 29-year-old from Burnaby, B.C, is among 10 finalists for the award, including Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe of the United States. The FIFA award is dubbed to be the most prestigious individual honour for women's soccer.

Earlier this month, the soccer star was suspended for four games and fined $3,500 for her comments directed to a referee after a semifinal loss to the United States during the London Olympics. Sinclair claimed her team was treated unjustly, according to the CBC, and even today, the player says she has no regrets for what was said.

For girls back home, Sinclair stepped in to be both a role model for speaking her mind and also a female in sports. On top of being nominated for Athlete of the Year in 2011 and receiving The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal earlier this summer for her mentorship role in sports, some people even applauded her and her team's courage to never give up.

"They sent a strong message for our younger generation — no matter what life throws at you, or how unfair you think it is, never give up; pick yourself up and go on. These young women are really, truly a great inspiring example for all of us," wrote Vancouver writer Ica Iova in an article in the Examiner.

Sinclair has scored 23 goals in 22 matches and lead the number of goals at the Olympics with six in London this summer. As captain of the Canadian women's soccer team, she also brought home a bronze medal.

The team's coach, John Herdman, has also been nominated as one of the 10 finalists for FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football. Winners will be announced November 29.

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  • Strong Defence

    US forward Alex Morgan (L) and Canada's defender Lauren Sesselman compete during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semi final match between the US and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012.

  • Heads Up

    RCanada's defender Carmelina Moscato and US forward Abby Wambach compete during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semi final match between the US and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012.

  • Sinclair Scores

    Canada's forward Christine Sinclair (R) celebrates scoring during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semi final match between USA and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012.

  • An Aggressive Match

    United States's forward Lauren Cheney (c) is tackled by Canada's forward Christine Sinclair (2nd R) during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semi final match between USA and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012.

  • Canada's Schmidt Stumbles

    US midfielder Megan Rapinoe (L) and Canada's midfielder Sophie Schmidt compete during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semi final match between the US and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012.

  • Down They Go

    United States's forward Lauren Cheney (L) is tackled by Canada's midfielder Desiree Scott (R) during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semi final match between USA and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012.

  • Sinclair's Second Goal

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Christine Sinclair of Canada reels away after scoring during the Women's Football Semi Final match between Canada and USA, on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on August 6, 2012 in Manchester, England.

  • The Equalizer

    The United States' Abby Wambach, second left, celebrates after scoring a penalty against Canada as teammate Carli Lloyd, far right, looks on during their semifinal women's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Kaylyn Kyle Steps Up

    Canada's midfielder Kaylyn Kyle enters as a substitute during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semi final match between the US and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

  • A Fevered Pitch

    Canada's forward Jonelle Filigno (L) and United States's defender Rachel Buehler compete during the London 2012 Olympic women's football semi final match between USA and Canada at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 6, 2012.

  • Heartbreaker

    United States' Megan Rapinoe, right, celebrates with teammate Alex Morgan after scoring against Canada during their semIfinal women's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England. Morgan would later go on to score the game winning goal against Canada, ending the match 4-3.