Indian Men’s football team captain, Sunil Chhetri scored his 84th International goal against Hong Kong during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers and equalled the record of Real Madrid and Hungarian Football Legend Ferenc Puskás.
Sunil Chhetri has scored 84 goals in 129 appearances while Ferenc Puskás (died in 2006 aged 79) scored 84 goals in 85 international matches. Sunil Chhetri is the 3rd highest goal scorer in international football among active players, after Cristiano Ronaldo with 117 goals and Lionel Messi with 86 goals. He is also the highest active goal scorer from Asia and India.
Top 5 International Goal Scorer:
- Cristiano Ronaldo with 117 goals
- Iran’s Ali Daei managed 109 goals.
- Malaysia’s Mokhtar Dahari netted 89 goals.
- Lionel Messi with 86 goals.
- Sunil Chhetri and Ferenc Puskás with 84 goals.