Sunil Chhetri EQUALS Ferenc Puskas with 84 goals


Most international goals: India vs Hong Kong Live: They say “Come the hour, come the man” and Sunil Chhetri has been the savior of India since time immemorial. The Indian skipper scored his fourth goal in the AFC Asian Cup qualifier and now sits level with Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas on 84 goals at international level. Chhetri is now only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the list of all-time top active goalscorers. FFollow AFC Asian Cup qualifying updates with InsideSport.IN

Most international goals: Sunil Chhetri EQUALS Ferenc Puskas with 84 goals, just BEHIND Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – Check goals list

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Most international goals: Sunil Chhetri EQUALS Ferenc Puskas with 84 goals, just BEHIND Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – Check goals list

In the tally of the most goals scored in international football, India skipper Sunil Chhetri has now taken fifth place along with Ferenc Puskas. Sunil Chhetri is also the current third highest active goalscorer in the world. And in fact, the two of the greatest footballers of modern times, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are in front of him.

When it comes to the tally of active goalscorers in international football, Cristiano Ronaldo tops the charts with 117 goals. Lionel Messi has 86 goals to his name and now Sunil Chhetri has 84 goals. The fight for second place between Messi and Chhetri has been quite close, and the Indian skipper is very close to overtaking the Argentine superstar.

Most international goals: Sunil Chhetri TIES Ferenc Puskas with 84 goals, just BEHIND Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Most international goals: Sunil Chhetri EQUALS Ferenc Puskas with 84 goals, just BEHIND Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – Check goals list

Most international goals: Sunil Chhetri EQUALS Ferenc Puskas with 84 goals, just BEHIND Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – Check goals list

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Highest international football goals

Srl.NoPlayerCountryGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoPortugal117*
2Ali DaeiIran109
3Mokhtar DahariMalaysia89
4Lionel MessiArgentina86*
5Sunil ChhetriIndia84*
6Ferenc PuskasHungary84
sevenAli MobkhoutUnited Arab Emirates80*
8Godfrey ChitaluZambia79
9Hussein SaidIraq78
tenPeleBrazil77

After the match, Sunil Chhetri said: “It feels good, but we have to continue. I really don’t care about recordings. I just want to have fun as I go through the final moments – just get out there and enjoy on the court.

Sunil Chhetri scored his 84* international goal in sublime. Towards the end of the first half of the game, defender Suresh was fouled a few meters from the box. After finding the ball inside the penalty area from a pass from Jeakson Singh, Sunil slotted the ball into the back of the net as the Hong Kong keeper looked on.

Most international goals: Sunil Chhetri EQUALS Ferenc Puskas with 84 goals, just BEHIND Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – Check goals list




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