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Not only does Canada's women's soccer team captain Christine Sinclair have an Olympic gold medal to her name, but she's also scored more goals for her country than any other woman — or man — in the world.

The 38-year-old from Burnaby, B.C. led Canada to the gold medal at the Tokyo Games when they beat Sweden on a penalty shoot-out on August 6.

She has now scored 187 international goals for Canada from her 303 games. This statistic is even more impressive when you compare her goals against the top-scoring men as Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Iran's Ali Daei have both scored 109 goals for their country.

In the video above, she told Narcity Canada: "I've always been able to score goals, give me a chance and most of the time I'm able to put it in the back of the net. It's something my parents said I was able to do when I was like five years old."

Sinclair now says the pressure that she once put on herself when she was younger has been eased now due to the quality of players on the Canadian team.

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