Captain Sunil Chhetri added yet another milestone in the match against Bangladesh in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He has surpassed Argentina’s Lionel Messi to become the second-highest active international goalscorer with 74 goals.

Overall, Chettri is ranked 11th on the list of footballers with the most international goals. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the list of active international goalscorers with 103 goals from 174 matches for Portugal.

   

Sunil Chhetri Surpasses Lionel Messi in the List of Active Goalscorers, Only Cristiano Ronaldo Ahead of Him

WHAT?

India’s captain fantastic Sunil Chhetri during the course of his match-winning brace against Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh crossed Argentina’s Lionel Messi to become the second-highest active international goalscorer with 74 goals.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo with 103 international goals is ahead of him.

HOW?

Chhetri scored in the 79th and 92nd minute to lead India to a 2-0 win over Bangladesh in their Group E clash at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha.

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Overall, Chettri is ranked 11th on the list of footballers with the most number of international goals.

Chhetri is also now tied with legendary Indian forward IM Vijayan with four goals scored in India’s winning causes in the World Cup qualifiers.