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Ottawa, Jan 30 (Canadian-Media): B.C. based Christine Sinclair, Canadian captain in soccer topped Abby Wambach's international goal record against St. Kitts and Nevis Wednesday during an Olympic qualifier at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship at H-E-B Park in south Texas, media reports said.
Christine Sinclair. Image credit: Facebook
36 year old Christine Sinclair, from Burnaby, B.C. says she lives her life "trying to be the best Canadian that I can, in my own way...I just try to be a good Canadian day after day"
Sinclair scored the milestone 185th goal in the 26th minute in an 11-0 romp over outmatched St. Kitts and Nevis
"We are just so honoured to play with her," said midfielder Desiree Scott.
St. Kitts becomes the 41st country Sinclair has scored on. Her A to Z of goal victims ranges from Argentina to Zimbabwe.
Sinclair was playing in her 290th career game for Canada. Wambach, who retired in 2015, said
"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."
"Christine's achievements have made her an icon in Canada. She transcends the sport and is a wonderful role model for people across the country," Canada Soccer president Steven Reed said