Christine Sinclair becomes all-time top goal scorer in worldwide soccer

Christine Sinclair becomes all-time top goal scorer in worldwide soccer

Christine Sinclair becomes all-time top goal scorer in worldwide soccer

Christine Sinclair now holds the record for most global goals - men or women - after scoring her second on the night for Canada against Saint Kitts and Nevis in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament on Wednesday. "We celebrate with you", Wambach, who amassed her 184 goals over 255 games, posted on her Twitter account shortly after Sinclair surpassed her total.

Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino added his voice to the chorus of Christine Sinclair well-wishers in the wake of the Canada captain becoming the world's all-time leading goal-scorer.

"Unbelievable. When I first started with the national team I could have never imagined standing here with the number of goals I've scored", Sinclair said.

The 2020 Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship is underway in Texas (the semifinals and finals will be played in California), and a match Wednesday made some worldwide history. "Your victory is our victory".

"I hope she continues leading the line for the national team and scoring goals, and I thank her for the enormous contribution she has made to the sport in Canada, the Concacaf region and across the world". A native of Burnaby, B.C., Sinclair starred at the University of Portland from 2001-05.

The tally - the 185th global goal of her career - made it 4-0 for Canada in the 23rd minute of the game.

Adriana Leon scored four goals in Canada's 11-0 shutout.

The game proved to be a warm-up for Canada, who need to make the final of the tournament to qualify for their fourth consecutive Olympic tournament in Tokyo this summer.

"To have scored an all-time worldwide record goal haul, and to still be going strong, is truly outstanding". Ali Daei of Iran holds the men's record with 109.

"Obviously I'd like to get it over with - in a positive way", she added. "I know how important this tournament is and how important the games are as we move on".

Of Sinclair's 185 tallies, 10 have come on the World Cup stage, while she's scored 31 in Olympic competition - including qualifying - according to TSN.

She won bronze with Canada at the 2012 Olympics, beating hosts Great Britain 2-0 in the quarter-finals before losing to eventual victor U.S. in the semi-finals.

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