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Sunil Chhetri stars as India beats Maldives to make SAFF Championship final. The Indian football team captain scored twice in the 3-1 win over the Maldives. Sunil Chhetri has now scored more international goals than the legendary Pele. By Naveen Peter. 13 October 2021 11:02.
Chhetri moved past Argentine Messi's 72 goals when he opened the scoring in the 79th minute on Monday, in a qualifying match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
Sunil Chhetri, with 79 goals from 124 matches, is joint-sixth on the list of most international goals. Sunil Chhetri, the Indian men’s football team captain, achieved another major milestone in his decorated career as he overtook Brazilian legend Pele in the list of most international goals.
Chhetri's first international tournament was the 2007 Nehru Cup. In the opening game, India defeated Cambodia 6–0 with Chhetri scoring two goals. He also scored a goal in the 2–3 defeat to Syria and another in the 3–0 win over Kyrgyzstan to take his goal tally to four.
Interestingly, Indian football talisman Sunil Chhetri is also in the mix with 79 goals, making him joint-sixth and third in the all-time and active scorers’ lists, respectively. Chhetri has played a major role in India’s footballing fortunes in the last decade, earning legendary status in the nation’s sporting history.
Sunil Chhetri reached yet another milestone in the final of SAFF Championship 2021 as he equalled Lionel Messi's tally of 80 international goals and became the joint second-highest active ...
Sunil Chhetri along with Lionel Messi is now the joint second-highest active goalscorer in international football... Sunil Chhetri scored yet another international goal as India beat Nepal 3-0 to ...
Sunil Chhetri celebrating his goal against Nepal [Image Source: IndiaTVNews] Amongst the active footballers, he is 35 goals shorter to be placed first with Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo. Talking about his game in the last match with Nepal, the first half was quite a disappointment as he wasn’t able to show much impact against the red but in the second half, he was on fire.