Sunil Chhetri Overtakes Rooney in International Goal Scorers List

Sunil Chhetri is now number 4 on the active goal scorers list with 54 goals

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Indian football Captain Sunil Chhetri is now the fourth highest active international goal scorer in the world with 54 goals. Chhetri passed England’s Wayne Rooney, who is on 53 goals when he scored a goal against Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday.

Only Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (73 goals), Argentina’s Lionel Messi (58 goals) and American Clint Dempsey are ahead of him.

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This is the goal that propelled Chhetri to the number 4 spot.

Check out his amazing run, the way he dribbles past the defence, passes it and accepts a return to slot one in for India.

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Chhetri’s goal against Kyrgyzstan made sure that India remains on top of the group in the AFC Asian Cup qualifier. Sunil Chhetri now has 54 goals from 94 international appearances.