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Sunil Chhetri becomes top Indian goal scorer in league football

Written by: Mrunal Nakashe

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The India skipper has overtaken the record previously held by legendary striker Bhaichung Bhutia...

Bengaluru FC striker Sunil Chhetri has become the leading Indian goalscorer in the history of league football in India. The landmark covers both the erstwhile National Football League and the current I-League.

Chhetri scored his 90th top flight goal against Aizawl FC earlier today, overtaking the record previous set by another great Indian striker of the modern era, Bhaichung Bhutia who had set the mark with 89 goals.

Top Goal Scorers in Indian League Football

Name Goals
Sunil Chettri 90
Bhaichung Bhutia 89
Abhishek Yadav 40
Ashim Biswas  40
RC  Prakash 38
Jeje Lalpekhlua  38

 

The talismanic India skipper is already the leading goalscorer for his country and also holds the record for the most caps, with 51 and 91 respectively. He's also the first and so far only Indian to have scored over 50 goals for the national team.

 

Sunil Chhetri's record-breaking goal against Aizawl FC

 

The forward's lack of goals this season has been widely commented on, but he's carrying a struggling Blues outfit on his shoulders at the moment, having scored four goals in nine games.

As far as the all-time top scorers in Indian league football are concerned Chhetri and Bhutia are in a league of their own with 90 and 89 goals respectively. They are followed by Abhishek Yadav and Ashim Biswas on 40 goals. RC Prakash and Jeje Lalpekhlua both have 38 goals.

Do tell us your favorite Sunil Chettri Goal ? 

Published: Wed Feb 15, 2017 04:46 PM IST

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