Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: Indian men’s football group captain Sunil Chhetri came to be the joint 5th greatest goalscorer in worldwide football history.
Chhetri accomplished this accomplishment during their AFC Asian Mug Qualifier clash versus Hong Kong on Tuesday, where he scored his 84th goal. He has actually currently amounted to fabulous Real Madrid as well as Hungarian player Ferenc Puskas goals racking up ventures on the international level.
Earlier in October 2021, Chhetri likewise went beyond epic footballer Pele’s record of 77 goals. He is currently third on the checklist of active worldwide goalscorers, just behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and also Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
Currently, Ronaldo is the highest goalscorer in global football with 117 goals, while Messi is in the fourth place with an overall of 86 goals.
Involving the clash against Hong Kong, India finished their AFC Asian Trophy Qualifiers 2023 project in vogue at the VYBK Arena in Kolkata as they bagged a massive 4-0 sway Hong Kong in the final game of Group D. Anwar Ali, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh and Ishan Pandita were the goalscorers for the Blue Tigers.
It was the third consecutive win for India in the AFC Asian Qualifiers. Earlier, they had defeated Cambodia and also Afghanistan.