For lots of sports fans, when we hear the term “The Greatest” we immediately think of Wayne Gretzky, especially if you live in Edmonton. As part of our series on Soccer Canada, we are sharing an article we found on the greatest female soccer player in the game…Christine Sinclair.
Simply the greatest:
Christine Sinclair breaks world record for international goals
Posted on 29 January 2020 in Women’s National Team / Olympic Team
Canada Soccer’s Christine Sinclair stands apart from every other footballer in the history of the game after breaking the world’s all-time international goalscoring record. The Canadian captain scored her record-breaking 185th goal on Wednesday 29 January at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in Edinburg, Texas.
Now in her 21st international season, Christine Sinclair has scored more international “A” goals than any other player in the history of soccer, surpassing Abby Wambach in the first half of the Wednesday match against St. Kitts and Nevis. Across her career, Sinclair has scored 185 goals in 290 international matches.
“Canada’s Christine Sinclair is the greatest international goalscorer in the world’s most beloved sport,” said Steven Reed, Canada Soccer President. “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.”
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