Sunil Chhetri becomes 2nd highest active international football goal scorer

Sunil Chhetri becomes joint 2nd highest active international football goal scorer with 64 goals. Sunil Chhetri led Indian football team to clinch the Hero Intercontinental Cup Providing a sublime performance in the finals of Hero Intercontinental Cup, Sunil Chhetri not only led India to clinch the tournament but also led himself to become the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. After scoring two goals in the finals of Hero Intercontinental Cup Sunil Chhetri became the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. In the international football arena, Sunil Chhetri has scored 64 goals in 102 matches and equaled to Lionel Messi. Sunil Chhetri and Messi are behind Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 81 goals from 150 matches. Also, Chhetri and Messi are currently in joint 21st in the all-time list of goal scorers as well. However, Sunil is just one goal below former Chelsea and Ivory Coast stalwart Didier Drogba. Importantly, in terms of a number of goals per match, Chhetri is better than Messi, arguably the best player in the world currently. Sunil Chhetri scored 0.62 goals per match as against 0.52 of Messi. Messi scored 64 goals from 124 matches. He also now has a better goal average than Cristiano.

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  • Sunil Chhetri becomes joint 2nd highest active international football goal scorer with 64 goals.
  • Sunil Chhetri became the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
  • In the international football arena, Sunil Chhetri has scored 64 goals in 102 matches and equaled to Lionel Messi.
  • Sunil is just one goal below former Chelsea and Ivory Coast stalwart Didier Drogba.
  • Messi scored 64 goals from 124 matches. He also now has a better goal average than Cristiano.
  • Sunil Chhetri scored 0.62 goals per match as against 0.52 of Messi.

List of highest active goalscorers in international football

  1.  Cristiano Ronaldo – 81 goals
  2. Lionel Messi – 64 goals
  3. Sunil Chhetri – 64 goals
  4. David Villa – 59 goals
  5. Clint Dempsey – 57 goals
  6. Landon Donovan 57 goals

Sunil Chhetri’s goalscoring spree has taken the Intercontinental Cup by storm, as he has netted eight goals in four starts in the tournament so far. The last two of these eight goals came in the final against Kenya, as India sped off to a 2-0 lead before halftime. Chhetri is also joint second along with Messi on the list of highest active international goalscorers. Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo remains at the top of this list with 81 goals.

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