September 08, 2015 - 9:00 PM
TORONTO - Canadian captain Christine Sinclair ranks sixth among women in the new FIFA 16 video game.
The star forward from Burnaby, B.C, gets a player rating of 88 in the EA Sports game, which is developed in suburban Vancouver.
Carli Lloyd is the top-ranked woman in the game at 91, followed by fellow Americans Megan Rapinoe (90) and Abby Wambach (90), France's Louisa Necib (90) and Germany's Nadine Kessler (89).
Sinclair (88), Brazil's Marta (88), American Hope Solo (87), Sweden's Lotta Schelin (87) and American Becky Sauerbrunn (86) make up the top 10.
"FIFA 16" marks the first time women have been in the video game.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi tops the men at 94 followed by Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (93), Barecelona's Luis Suarez (90), Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer (90) and Arjen Robben (90), Chelsea's Eden Hazard (89), Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (89), Barcelona's Neymar (88), Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva (88) and Manchester City's David Silva (88).
Wayne Rooney, captain of Manchester United and England, ranks 36th with an 86.
FIFA 16 is due out Sept. 22 for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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