When Cristiano Ronaldo converted two headers against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier, he moved clear of Iran’s Ali Daei as the top international goalscorer of all time – for men.
The Portuguese star’s 123 goal haul is still some way short of Canada’s Christine Sinclair. The captain of the Canucks national team has played in five World Cups and four Olympics.
She’s netted 190 times, in over 300 appearances, since making her debut at just 16 at the 2000 Algarve Cup, where she also finished top scorer. Sinclair is an Olympic gold and two-time bronze medallist, CONCACAF champion, and 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award.
Her goal against the Netherlands in 2019 was her tenth in five different World Cups — an achievement only matched by Brazil’s Marta and Portugal’s Ronaldo. And her brace in January 2020 in an Olympic qualifier versus Saint Kitts and Nevis saw Sinclair overtake US icon Abby Wambach to become the sport’s highest scorer; male or female.