Abby Wambach is now the all-time leading goal scorer in not only women’s, but all of international soccer! The USA star scored four goals in the first half of Thursday’s friendly against South Korea to match, and then surpass, Mia Hamm’s old record of 158 goals. Wambach now sits at 160 goals for her stunning international career.
Even more impressive: it took Wambach 68 fewer games than Hamm to reach the record!
Hamm, a teammate of Wambach’s as her own career was nearing the end in 2004, was quick to congratulate:
Congratulations @AbbyWambach. So proud of you, my friend. You are a warrior and true champion. Enjoy this.— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm)
Here’s an iconic image of the current and the old record holder:
She wasn’t the only one to tweet out some props. The President himself had a few words to say, er, tweet:
Indeed, the only ones not happy about this milestone might be jealous Mexico fans:
Abby Wambach scored more goals tonight than Mexico has scored in its last 5 matches combined.— Jorge Arangure (@jorgearangure)