Indian Football Player Equals Messi Record

Indian Football Player Equals Messi Record

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has done an unprecedented in Indian football history. Chhetri has equaled Argentina star Lionel Messi's record to join him as the world's second highest scorer - 64 goals - among active players.

What's more? Chhetri made it with just 102 internationals whereas Lionel Messi played in 124 internationals. Currently both Chhetri and Messi are holding the joint position of 21st rank in the all-time list of goal scorers.

Chhetri has scored two goals in the International Cup final match helping India to beat Kenya by 2-0. Thus India has lift the International Cup.

Earlier Sunil Chhetri's emotional appeal to Indians to watch the football matches got an extraordinary response with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli urged Indian fans to watch football matches.

While Iran's Ali Daei leads the list with 109 goals in 149 appearances between 1993 and 2006, whereas Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo leads the active players' scoring tally with 81 goals from 150 matches.