The Indian skipper on Tuesday (June 13), scored the solitary goal as India defeated Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in the Asian Cup qualifier game at Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru.
Chhetri scored a stunner which involved solo run from the player himself from almost his own penalty box. He dribbled past 3 players before playing a short pass with Jeje Lapekhlua and netting the ball with a calm head.
With back to back strikers in the Asian Cup qualifiers against Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan, Chhetri have now surpassed the tally of Wayne Rooney (53). He has 54 goals in 94 matches.
Here is the list of top 5 active international goal scorers
5) Wayne Rooney
England skipper Wayne Rooney is in the fifth position with 53 goals in 119 matches.
4) Sunil Chhetri
Indian skipper and talismanic forward Sunil Chhetri has scored 54 goals in 94 matches.
3) Clint Dempsey
USA's Clint Dempsey has scored 56 goals in 131 matches.
2) Lionel Messi
Argentina skipper Lionel Messi is second in the list with 58 goals in 118 matches.
1) Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo tops the chart with 73 goals in 139 matches.