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.
Christine #Sinclair becomes the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with her 185th international goal. 👏🇨🇦
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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.
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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Congratulations to Christine Sinclair @sincy12, who now holds the World Record for International Goals, Man or Woman.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 30, 2020
What a legacy of commitment, strength, athleticism, and perseverance. https://t.co/KQkI4Pu4QY
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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Simply amazing! Congratulations, Christine on becoming the All-Time International goals leader. You continue to carry yourself and the game to new heights. Thank you. https://t.co/7eTwVAoZGB— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) January 29, 2020
THE PRIDE OF BURNABY 🐐— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) January 29, 2020
Christine Sinclair has broken the all-time international goalscoring record!!!!! pic.twitter.com/O9MToQZp4r
Christine Sinclair is now the most prolific international goal scorer in the history of soccer— Matthew Scianitti (@TSNScianitti) January 29, 2020
Last year, @chansler @alexanthony_83 @ExperienceMatt and I worked with @sincy12 on an essay
One final time, "Legacy" By Christine Sinclair @CanadaSoccerEN @TSN_Sports #BellLetsTalk pic.twitter.com/GzqEyeAn7u
Christine Sinclair. 🐐🇨🇦— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) January 29, 2020
The greatest ever. Period. #Sincy185 pic.twitter.com/mWbotWgrKa
CHRISTINE SINCLAIR! THE ALL TIME INTERNATIONAL GOAL SCORING RECORD HAS BEEN BROKEN!!!#Sincy185 #CANWNT pic.twitter.com/E707CKgX3u— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) January 29, 2020
🐐 STATUS— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) January 29, 2020
Christine Sinclair has done it 🙌🎉#TeamCanada | #CWOQ | #BellLetsTalk pic.twitter.com/gKZwA4nTnX
Christine Sinclair has broken the record, scoring her 185th international goal to ensure a Canadian stands alone above every other player.— Kristian Jack (@KristianJack) January 29, 2020
185 🇨🇦 Christine Sinclair
184 🇺🇸 Abby Wambach
158 🇺🇸 Mia Hamm
109 🇮🇷 Ali Daei
99 🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo
84 🇭🇺 Ferenc Puskas
CHRISTINE SINCLAIR BABY!!!!! 😍😍😍😍— carla kariott. (@CarlaProducer8) January 29, 2020
I feel so lucky that I've gotten to grow up watching sports in a world with Christine Sinclair.— Mel Woods 🌈🌾 (@intothemelwoods) January 29, 2020
World record couldn’t get a more classier role model than Christine Sinclair @sincy12! ❤️🇨🇦⚽️ @CanadaSoccerEN @FIFAcom https://t.co/HB48JYcHYp— Juan Zuniga (@JuanderfulZ) January 29, 2020
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.