Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian Men’s football team, has become the fourth-highest goal scorer. He has created history in men’s football by making a hattrick goal against Pakistan during the SAFF Championship opener that happened in Bengaluru this Wednesday at the Sree Kanteerava
The total goal made by Chhetri is now 90 in 138 matches after his marvellous performance and he has crossed Mokhtar Dahari of Malaysia who scored 89 goals in four more games.
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The Indian captain’s score changed the game in just 10 mins when he leveraged an error made by the goalkeeper of Pakistan Saqib Hanif. Chhetri doubled the lead as soon as there was a penalty after 6 mins.
Chettri’s number of goals is just 14 goals away from what FIFA World Cup 2022 winner Lionel Messi and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo have scored. They are the third-highest active goal scorer in international men’s football.
The below table depicts the top scorer:
After India had won the Intercontinental Cup in Bhubaneshwar, it played SAFF Championship as the defending champion. Chhetri had played twice in the game and had built and increased his lead as the highest goal scorer for India in International football.
India will play with Nepal after three days after winning by 4-0. The Blue Tigers have reached the top of the group on goal difference.