On Wednesday, Maribel Dominguez made history with the three goals she scored during Mexico’s first Olympic qualifying victory against Puerto Rico.

With 81 goals in 115 international appearances since debuting against Costa Rica in the 1998 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, Dominguez has scored the most goals by any women or man in the history of Mexico’s national team.

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Following Dominguez, the second highest scorer for the Mexican national team is the now retired Jared Borgetti, but with 46 goals, he falls far behind.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernández takes third place with 42 goals, and although the Bayer Leverkusen striker is having the best year of his career and still has a long one ahead of him, it seems unlikely that he will catch up to Dominguez.

Marigol leads a young El Tri squad that’s looking for one of the two CONCACAF spots for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “I am very happy. I want to keep working. This tournament is very important and I want to keep scoring goals so the women’s national team reaches the Olympics,” she stated in press conference.

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