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Sunil Chhetri Scores a Milestone !

Published on June 12, 2018
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Sunday became the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Sunil Chhetri scores a milestone !
  • The splendid Indian football player added this to his list of accolades by making his total goal count to 64 against Kenya in the "Intercontinental Cup Summit" in Mumbai. 
  • Prior to this match, Chhetri's strike count was 62 and post-match he equalled that of Lionel Messi.
  • This 33-year-old Indian sports sensation played his 102nd international match and made the country proud!
  • To this date, Sunil Chhetri and Lionel Messi hold a joint 21st rank in the list of all-time goal scorers.
  • Another fact that is incredibly interesting is that the Indian footballer is just one goal behind Didier Drogba: former Chelsea and Ivory Coast player who has a total goal count of 65 from 104 matches.
  • Further brainstorming into statistics leads us to know that Chhetri has scored 64 goals in 102 matches which brings his goals per match count to 0.62 while Messi has scored 64 goals from 124 matches which brings Messi's goals per match count to 0.52
  • Sunil Chhetri has also become the second Indian football player to have played 100 international matches after former Indian skipper Bhaichung Bhutia.
  • Clearly the Indian captain has put the football on fire!
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