EDINBURG, Texas — Canada striker Christine Sinclair has done it. She scored twice to become the all-time leading international goal-scorer.

Sinclair struck twice in the Maple Leafs’ victory over Saint Kits and Nevis in the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship to break Abby Wambach’s record and now has 185 goals.

Sinclair, 36, has played in 290 international matches.

“Canada’s Christine Sinclair is the greatest international goalscorer in the world’s most beloved sport,” Canada Soccer president Steven Reed said. “We have watched her grow from teenage star on the local grounds to international superstar who is adored around the world. For more than 20 years, she has served as a global ambassador to our nation, continually raising the bar for our sport through her achievements on the pitch and her humble actions off the pitch.”

After giving Canada the 1-0 lead on a penalty, Sinclair scored the record-breaking goal in the 23rd minute for a 4-0 first half advantage. Jessie Fleming won the turnover from Calvonis Prentice, moved towards goal and played the ball to Adriana Leon. Leon passed to Sinclair, who finished with a right-footed shot from inside the box.

“I’m a very proud Canadian, and when I first joined the National Team, I had goals and dreams and aspirations of passing Mia Hamm one day,” Sinclair said. “I obviously should have aimed higher, not knowing that Abby Wambach would have beaten her, but I never could have imagined reaching the totals that I have. For all who have supported me through my career, a massive thank you.”

Adriana Leon registered her first four-goal game while Ashley Lawrence scored twice and Jayde Riviere, Jessie Fleming and Jordyn Huitema each tallied one goal. Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and the Canadian backline posted the clean sheet.

“It’s a massive privilege to be part of this. It is history created right in front of your eyes and something I’m only a tiny little part of and it’s such a privilege and I’m so happy for Sinc,” Head Coach Kenneth Heiner Møller said about Sinclair’s milestone night. On the result, he commented that “We’ve been working a lot with our movements, no matter the opposition, and our movement is crisp. There are some things we need to work on, some early crosses and stuff but we’ve got players who can score from most positions.”

“Christine Sinclair, an absolute treasure to Canada and Canadian sport, is truly deserving of her remarkable achievement in setting the world’s all-time international goalscoring record,” Canada Soccer general secretary Peter Montopoli said. “She has been making history throughout her career, leading Canada with skill, determination, pride and honour on the international stage. There is only one Christine Sinclair and she is simply greatest of all time.”

Concacaf’s head of women’s football Karina LeBlanc played on the Canada WNT for many years with Sinclair.

“Christine, or ‘Sinc’ as she will always be known to me and her team-mates, is a sporting legend in Canada and a women’s football icon across the world,” she said. “She has always worked incredibly hard and deserves all the praise that will come with setting this record. I recall the first time she trained with us as a sixteen-year-old – her talent was evident right from the get-go and it very quickly became apparent that she had the work ethic to match it. It was clear she would become a star with the composure and calmness she had in front of the goal. I know the sacrifices she has made, and the challenges she has faced throughout her extraordinary career so far. She is one of the most humble athletes you will ever meet who never wants to speak about herself or her career. I am so happy for her and consider it a privilege to have represented the Canadian women’s national team with her for most of my career. I was a better player, teammate and person because of her.”