Christine Sinclair broke the world goalscoring record for women’s or men’s internationals when taking her tally for Canada to 185.
Sinclair’s current tally comes from 290 international matches spread across 21 seasons, surpassing Abby Wambach’s record with the 36-year-old’s second goal of the game in the Olympic qualifier against St. Kitts and Nevis, set up for her by West Ham’s Adriana Leon.
“Canada’s Christine Sinclair is the greatest international goalscorer in the world’s most beloved sport,” Steven Reed, Canada Soccer President told canadasoccer.com. “We have watched her grow from teenage star on the local grounds to international superstar who is adored around the world. For more than 20 years, she has served as a global ambassador to our nation, continually raising the bar for our sport through her achievements on the pitch and her humble actions off the pitch.”
Sinclair said: “I’m a very proud Canadian, and when I first joined the National Team, I had goals and dreams and aspirations of passing Mia Hamm one day. I obviously should have aimed higher, not knowing that Abby Wambach would have beaten her, but I never could have imagined reaching the totals that I have.’