Indian captain Sunil Chhetri in action. File photo

Sunil Chhetri breaks Brazilian legend Pele’s worldwide aim file


Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday broke legendary soccer participant Pele’s file throughout the match in opposition to the Maldives within the ongoing 2021 SAFF Championship.

Pele had scored 77 targets for Brazil and Chhetri went previous the Brazilian famous person when he scored a aim within the 62nd minute within the match in opposition to the Maldives.

Chhetri additional bettered his tally as he scored one other one to have 79 worldwide targets underneath his belt. The Indian captain is now the third-highest energetic worldwide goalscorer.

Lionel Messi (80) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) are the 2 footballers who’re forward of Chhetri within the checklist of energetic worldwide goalscorers. The Indian captain has additionally grow to be the joint sixth-highest goalscorer on the planet.

Coming to the match, India defeated Maldives 3-1 to ebook their spot within the 2021 SAFF Championship Last right here in Male, Maldives on Wednesday.

Manvir Singh scored the opening aim, whereas Sunil Chhetri netted a second-half brace, at hand India the three factors. Maldives striker Ali Ashfaq scored from the spot within the first half and was the one scorer for the hosts.

With this win, India has now booked themselves a spot within the 2021 SAFF Championship Last, in opposition to Nepal on Saturday. 

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