Abby Wambach Scoops Up Global Record

She has more than any woman or man ever has
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2013 11:04 AM CDT
United States' Abby Wambach, right, is showered by teammates after an international friendly soccer match against South Korea at Red Bull Arena, June 20, 2013, in Harrison, NJ.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – It's official: No one has ever scored more soccer goals on the world stage than Abby Wambach, and that includes both men and women. Wambach passed Mia Hamm for the all-time international goals record last night, with a stunning 4-goal performance against South Korea, Fox Sports reports. What's more, Wambach scored all four goals before halftime, bumping her career tally up to 160.

When Wambach headed her third goal into the back of the net, thus passing Hamm's tally of 158, her teammates cleared the bench to mob her in celebration. And Hamm seemed happy to pass the torch. "So proud of you, my friend," she tweeted. "You are a warrior and a true champion. Enjoy this." (Read more Abby Wambach stories.)

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