Christine Sinclair surpasses Abby Wambach's international goal total. Abby Wambach, you've been passed over. Christine Sinclair, Canada's experienced attacker, has eclipsed Wambach's all-time international goal record, scoring her 184th and 185th goals for her country versus. Mexico and Haiti, respectively.
Sinclair, who is playing in her sixth Women's World Cup, scored six times in five matches at the last edition in 2015. The Canadian star has also won the Golden Boot award twice, having scored more than 30 goals in a season three times. She remains the only player to have done so.
Wambach, on the other hand, has never reached the milestone. The American striker has scored 91 goals for the United States and continues to be one of the most important players for her country. She is the all-time leading scorer for the Women's World Cup with 16 goals.
Also worth mentioning is that Sinclair has surpassed another notable name on the list: Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar has been credited with 183 goals in his career, but he lost count at some point during the 2010 World Cup when Brazil played France. With two games left in the round-of-16 stage, Ronaldinho declared himself unavailable for the remainder of the tournament after being sent off against France. With him out, Sinclair stepped up and helped Canada reach the quarterfinals by scoring five times.
With 184 goals, Abby Wambach is the all-time best scorer in international soccer history. Despite her tremendous skill with the ball at her feet, she is most recognized for her amazing head goals. In celebration of her retirement, here are 20 occasions Wambach put her mind to good use.
20 July 26, 2010: The United States defeated England 2-0 in the first match of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany. Wambach scored both American goals.
19 October 9, 2007: In the final match of the SheBelieves Tournament, which was held in Tacoma, Washington, USA, Wambach scored a hat trick to lead her team to a 4-1 victory over Canada. This gave Wambach the record for most career international goals.
18 April 15, 2006: In the second match of the Women's World Cup, which was held in France, Wambach scored the only goal of the game for America against Sweden. This gave her 18 world cups' worth of goals and made her the all-time leading scorer in women's soccer history.
17 August 5, 2005: In the opening match of the SheBelieves Tournament, which was held in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Wambach scored a hat trick to lead her team to a 3-0 victory over China.
Christine Sinclair's list of international players who have scored 100 or more goals
158 goals Hamm Is a Soccer Icon She finished her international career having played 42 matches and scoring 158 goals, the most by any male or female player, a record surpassed by Abby Wambach in 2013.
Hamm led the United States women's national soccer team to victory at the 1996 Olympics and 2000 Women's World Cup. She was named the FIFA World Player of the Year awards winner in 1997. The Chicago Red Stars/Breast Cancer Foundation announced on April 16, 2010 that Hamm had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a modified mastectomy and began chemotherapy treatment.
Hamm retired from playing after the 2001 season but remained involved with the national team as an assistant coach under Tony DiCicco. She lives in Florida with her husband Paul Stankiewicz and daughter Genevieve.
Mia Hamm Has Scored 158 Goals In Her International Career
She ended her international career having played 42 matches and scoring 158 goals, the most by any male or female player. A record she now shares with Abby Wambach.