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Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair sets new international scoring record with 185th goal

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By ITN News Editor January 30, 2020 14:36

Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair sets new international scoring record with 185th goal

Canadian forward Christine Sinclair became the all-time top scorer in international soccer, breaking the mark held by American Abby Wambach when she netted her 185th goal against St. Kitts and Nevis in south Texas on Wednesday (January 29).
Sinclair, playing her 290th international, scored the milestone goal from close range in the 23rd minute of Canada’s opening game at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers at H-E-B Park in Edinburg after tying the record with a seventh-minute penalty.
The 36-year-old Canadian captain opened the scoring when she scored from the spot and later tucked away an Adriana Leon cross with a right-footed shot from inside the box to make it 4-0 and take the record.
Sinclair left the game in the 47th minute and Canada ran out comfortable winners 11-0.
“Christine: History is made. Your victory is our victory. We celebrate with you,” Wambach, who amassed her 184 goals over 255 games, posted on her Twitter account shortly after Sinclair surpassed her total.
“And to every girl coming up in the Pack with a dream to achieve that which doesn’t yet even exist: We believe in you. Your Pack is with you. And history awaits you.”
Wambach, who retired in 2015 after a 15-year career, had sole possession of the goalscoring mark since 2013 when she broke fellow American Mia Hamm’s record of 158.
Sinclair has been the backbone of the Canadian team since making her debut as a 16-year-old at the 2000 Algarve Cup where she scored her first international goal.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 30, 2020 14:36

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