Top 5 Goal Scorers in Football for International Teams

Top 5 Goal Scorers in Football for International Teams: There are many talented footballers across the world, as always one of the best players of all time Cristiano Ronaldo tops this list too. There is a variety of prolific football players increasing the competition every year across the globe.

So let’s dig into the article further and know about several international players who have been top goal scorers for International teams.

List Of Top 5 Goal Scorers In International Football

5. Sunil Chhetri

India’s Sunil Chhetri is among the top 5 goal scorers with 84 goals/129 caps, being India’s all-time top goal scorer, he also holds the record for most national team appearances.

Chhetri also captains the Indian Super League Club Bangaluru and the India National Team. With this, he has also been rewarded with the Golden Boot, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, and Khel Ratna (the highest sporting honor of India).

5. Ferenc Puskas

Real Madrid’s legend Ferenc Puscas is on the list with 84 career goals/89 caps, Puskas was also one of Hungary’s ‘Magical Magyars’. The Hungarian player is also regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. With 806 goals in 793 official games, he is also the 5th top goalscorer of all time.

4. Mokhtar Dahari

Malaysian footballer Mokhtar Dahari is a legendary footballer in Malaysian football history. With his incredible strength and playing skills, he was nicknamed ‘Supermokh’. Mokhtar played between 1972 and 1985, with 89 goals/148 caps he ranks fourth on the list.

3. Lionel Messi

The 7-times Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has won International stage Trophies with Argentina twice. Messi has scored 90 international goals/164 caps and is behind only Ali Daei and Cristiano Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain’s sensation has also been the winner of Copa America and Finalissima.

2. Ali Daei

The Iranian Footballer is 2nd on the list of top international goalscorers with 109 goals/148 caps. Ali is of the greatest Asian footballers of all time. Ali was 1st on the list until Cristiano Ronaldo broke his record in 2021.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Considered as one of the footballers of all time, Ronaldo has the highest number of goals in international matches. He broke Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals in September 2021, becoming the first on the list himself.

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Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari is pursuing her bachelor's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She is a sports enthusiast and currently pens down her thoughts for Sports Axle.


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