Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian national football team, has moved up to the fourth spot on the all-time list of goals scored by men in the history of men’s football. He beat Mokhtar Dahari of Malaysia’s record of 89 goals scored in 138 games played.
Sunil Chhetri has closed the gap on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to move up to fourth place on the list of players with the most goals scored for their country in international competition.
Chhetri only needs 20 more goals to catch up to Lionel Messi, the player who won the FIFA World Cup in 2022, and 33 more goals to catch up to Cristiano Ronaldo, the player who has won the Ballon d’Or five times. This puts him in a tie for third place among active players in the goal scoring category for men’s international football.
An incredible achievement was reached by Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian national football team, when he became the player with the fourth-most goals scored in the annals of men’s football history.
When the Indian squad was competing in the SAFF Championship 2023, the captain of the Indian team achieved this goal by scoring twice against Pakistan. Chhetri’s total now stands at 90 goals after playing in 138 matches, putting him ahead of Mokhtar Dahari of Malaysia, who had scored 89 goals in four more games than Chhetri had played in.
After India’s triumph in the Intercontinental Cup, which was played in Bhubaneswar, they were able to enter the South Asian Football Federation Championship as the reigning champions. As a result of Chhetri’s great play in both competitions, he has cemented his status as India’s all-time leader in goals scored in international football.
After a tremendous victory over Pakistan by a score of 4-0, the Indian team is currently in first place in their group and leads their group in terms of goal difference. In three days, they will play their second encounter, which will be against Nepal.