Christine Sinclair, the world’s all-time leading international goal scorer, has announced her retirement from the Canada women’s national team but said she still planned to play for Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) next season.

The 40-year-old’s illustrious international career includes 190 goals for Canada in 327 games, an Olympic gold medal and six World Cup appearances.

“Honestly, you can’t play forever,” Sinclair told Reuters. “And this seems like a good time to be done.”

The forward, one of Canada’s most recognisable athletes, said her incredible run with the national team will end with a pair of send-off games during the Nov. 27 to Dec. 5 FIFA international window.

“Canada Soccer is working on announcing more matches, which will be made public next week,” said Sinclair, the most-capped active women’s player. “The way the schedule is lining up, it’ll be a nice way to end it.”