Christine Sinclair made history on Wednesday afternoon as she scored her 185th international goal of her career, making her the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history.

Sinclair tied Abby Wambach’s previous mark of 184 with her first goal against St. Kitts and then set the new record just moments later.

Must See: Sinclair becomes all-time leading international goal scorer

The Burnaby, BC native received plenty of congratulatory messages moments after she set the new international record.


Canadian athletes congratulate Christine Sinclair on her monumental feat. 👏🇨🇦

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Mia Hamm – who grew up playing when professional women’s soccer didn’t even exist – achieved the record for most international goals scored in the world. She was my mentor, my friend – she was the leader of our Pack. In June 2013, I scored the goal to pass my hero’s record. For the six and a half years that I’ve held the world record for most goals scored – by man or woman – I’ve been grateful-to-the-bones for the path the Pack before me tread so that I could spend my life playing the game I love. I’ve tried to live and play in a way honoring that legacy and privilege, so that little girls coming up after us will accomplish things we’ve only dreamed of. So, as a girl who grew up dreaming of winning Olympic gold for my country before women’s soccer was even an Olympic sport, tonight I am celebrating. Tonight, I am celebrating the honor of passing that record, that legacy of our beautiful game, to the great Christine Sinclair: world-record holder for most international goals – man or woman – in history. Christine: History is made. Your victory is our victory. We celebrate with you. To every girl coming up in the Pack with a dream to do something that doesn’t yet even exist: We believe in you to accomplish what we can’t even yet imagine. Your Pack is with you. And history awaits you. @c_sinc12

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In Sinclair’s 20 years with the Canadian national team, she’s accounted for at least 25 per cent of the team’s annual offence 14 times. In 2009 she scored four of Canada’s six goals, and in 2012 she scored 23 of their 45 goals.