RECORD!! – Canada Forward Christine Sinclair sets international goal record

Christine Sinclair broke the mark of 184 set by former United States FW Abby Wambach on January 29 2020, after scoring twice for Canada in Wednesday’s match versus Saint Kitts and Nevis in Group B of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Christine Sinclair broke the mark of 184 set by former United States FW Abby Wambach on January 29 2020, after scoring twice for Canada in Wednesday’s match versus Saint Kitts and Nevis in Group B of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Sinclair broke the mark of 184 set by former United States FW Mary Abigal “Abby”  Wambach.

The 36-year-old native of Burnaby, Canada, achieved the feat in her 290th cap in an international career that has spanned two decades.

Sinclair made her Canada Senior Women’s National Team debut at the 2000 Algarve Cup, scoring her first international goal in just her second senior team appearance in a 2-1 defeat to Norway.

Since then, Sinclair has appeared and scored in five different FIFA Women’s World Cups (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019) and featured in three Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016), leading Canada to bronze medal finishes at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Among Sinclair’s numerous accomplishments, she stands as the all-time scoring leader in the history of the Concacaf WOQ with 20 goals.

One of Sinclair’s notable achievements is that she has reached double-digit scoring totals against five teams: Mexico (16), China (12), Jamaica (11), Costa Rica (11) and United States (11).

In Concacaf tournaments, 10 nations have conceded goals to Sinclair: Costa Rica (9), Haiti (8), Jamaica (7), Mexico (5), Guyana (4), Guatemala (3), Cuba (2), Panama (2), Trinidad and Tobago (2) and Saint Kitts and Nevis (2).

She also claimed the Golden Boot at the 2012 Olympics in London, with six goals scored, including a hat trick in a 4-3 semifinal defeat to the U.S.

In addition to being named Canadian Player of the Year a record 14 times, Sinclair has been nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year seven times and in December 2019 was named as Canada’s Player of the Decade.

 

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