Sunil Chhetri scored 84th goal for India, draws level with legendary Ferenc Puskas in list of top-scorers


Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri continues to be the light of the Blue Tigers ’bright weapons. The brilliant striker scored his 84th national goal, the equivalent of world football star Ferenc Puskas.

For the uneducated, Chhetri is one of the top scorers in international football. In fact, as far as the list of active footballers, the Indian striker follows only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Chhetri scored the fourth goal in an AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Hong Kong as India won 4-0.

The victory also helped the Indian team raise hopes of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup, and progress was halted after Palestine’s victory over the Philippines.

After India’s 4-0 victory, Sunil Chhetri said he was not interested in records but just wanted to have fun in the final phase of his career.

“Sounds good, but you have to keep going. I don’t care about the records. I want to have fun as I go through the last stages – go out and have fun on the field,” he said after the game.

in terms of footballers with the most number of goals, Sunil Chhetri slots in at the joint-5th position, level with Puskas. List of footballers with the most goals in the international arena:
Sr.No Name Country Goals
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 117*
2 Ali Daei Iran 109
3 Mokhtar Dahari Malaysia 89
4 Lionel Messi Argentina 86*
5 Sunil Chhetri India 84*
6 Ferenc Puskas Hungary 84
7 Ali Mobkhout UAE 80*
8 Godfrey Chitalu Zambia 79
9 Hussein Saeed Iraq 78
10 Pele Brazil 77

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