Christine Sinclair made history last night, becoming the world’s all-time leading international goal scorer — male or female — with 185 goals. Sinclair first tied the record, previously held by U.S. women’s national team striker Abby Wambach, against St. Kitts and Nevis in Concacaf Olympic qualifying. Then, still in the first half, Sinclair struck her second goal of the evening, which was the record-breaker.
Teammates, rivals, opponents and others congratulated Sinclair on her accomplishment. Here are some messages shared on social media to the Canadian legend.
Christine: History is made. Your victory is our victory. We celebrate with you.
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.@sincy12 https://t.co/rNxjjpV7tZ pic.twitter.com/xkUjLtNXHn
— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) January 29, 2020
She's done it. What an absolute legend.
For a Canadian to hold this record is simply unbelievable, but at the same time completely believable that Sinc could do it.
— Diana Matheson (@dmatheson8) January 29, 2020
— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) January 29, 2020
Congratulations to Christine Sinclair @sincy12, who now holds the World Record for International Goals, Man or Woman.
What a legacy of commitment, strength, athleticism, and perseverance. https://t.co/KQkI4Pu4QY
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 30, 2020
All-time international goal scoring record, man or woman! What a milestone and no one more deserving! You are a true inspiration & an example of what it is to be a great Canadian. So grateful to take the field with you. Keep carrying the game to new heights 🇨🇦 #185 @sincy12 pic.twitter.com/IMMT5MtFJP
— Ashley Lawrence (@AshleyLawrence) January 30, 2020
We know greatness when we see it.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) January 29, 2020
— Christie Pearce Rampone (@christierampone) January 30, 2020
— Samuel Piette (@samuelpiette) January 30, 2020
Legendary, thank you for raising the bar for every Canadian, Canadians Can…… https://t.co/yTglrhTkD5
— John Herdman (@coachherdman) January 29, 2020
— Lindsey Horan (@LindseyHoran) January 29, 2020
— Sam Kerr (@samkerr1) January 29, 2020
To say I’m proud of this woman is an understatement.
She continues to make her mark & w this record I hope the football world finally sees her for the greatness we have always seen in her.
A truly humble human being, a great friend, a phenomenal player & most importantly a hero https://t.co/vPgtY0IgPj
— Karina LeBlanc (@karinaleblanc) January 29, 2020
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) January 29, 2020
Congrats Sinc, what an accomplishment, you’re a legend!!! https://t.co/JIyQA7wcOx
— Allie Long (@ALLIE_LONG) January 30, 2020
Simply amazing! Congratulations, Christine on becoming the All-Time International goals leader. You continue to carry yourself and the game to new heights. Thank you. https://t.co/7eTwVAoZGB
— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) January 29, 2020
— Diego Valeri (@DiegoDv8) January 29, 2020
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 29, 2020
1️⃣8️⃣5️⃣ Sinc, you are incredible. A stat, a record that tells the world how good you truly are. An honor to play with you. Congrats! Let’s celly in pdx (qualify first)
— Meghan Klingenberg (@meghankling) January 29, 2020
— Rose City Riveters (@PDXRivetersSG) January 29, 2020
The greatest goal scorer of all time, is Canadian. https://t.co/biQwn3MMpQ
— Janine Beckie (@janinebeckie) January 30, 2020
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) January 30, 2020
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 30, 2020
A ridiculously impressive record broken. Respect. https://t.co/kEbnHDLZsl
— Heather O'Reilly (@HeatherOReilly) January 29, 2020
Sincy is the best. She has done it for so long and often without much support around her. She is also as humble an elite athlete as there is. We are blessed to have her in Portland. She will hate all the recognition but nobody deserves it more #Sincy185 🐐 🌹#BAONPDX https://t.co/baEfBy2O87
— Merritt Paulson (@MerrittPaulson) January 29, 2020
The forever GOAT 👏👏👏 https://t.co/3ZiII7iVWB
— Ella Masar (@emasar3) January 30, 2020
— Melodie Daoust (@melodaoust15) January 30, 2020
— OranjeLeeuwinnen (@oranjevrouwen) January 30, 2020
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To my captain: Thank you for all you’ve done to better this game and better all of us who have had the privilege to play alongside and against you. You elevate the game through your humble hard work and I’m honored to be an up close witness to greatness. You’re inspiring millions around the world – including myself. A most deserving congratulations on the setting the ALL TIME record Sinc! 👏🏽
Sinclair also posted a message of thanks to all those who reached out to her.
Thank you to EVERYONE for all the messages…I’m slightly overwhelmed. Thank you to all my teammates, coaches, staff, friends and family.185 would not have been possible without you. pic.twitter.com/fP6vD43PUW
— Christine Sinclair (@sincy12) January 30, 2020
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