Highest goalscorer in SAFF Championship history

We look the highest goalscorer in SAFF Championship history.
Sunil Chhetri makes creates another historic record (Image-  AIFF)
Sunil Chhetri makes creates another historic record (Image- AIFF)

Sunil Chhetr's grest goalscoring record in SAFF Championship continues with having the honour of the highest scorer alongside Ali Ashfaq of Maldives being the highest goalscorer in SAFF Championship history.

Chhetri though has a chance of taking the record from the great Maldivian striker as he is just five goals behind him in the charts. The Bengaluru FC skipper scored five goals in the competition in 2021 and a repeat of that feat will take him level with Ashfaq.

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Sunil Chhetri becomes joint top scorer in SAFF Championship history with 23 goals alongside Ali Ashfaq from Maldives.

The Blue Tigers captain, Sunil Chhetri scored a hat-trick in the opening game against Pakistan in Bengaluru.

Highest goalscorer in SAFF Championship:

RankPlayerNationGoals
1Sunil ChhetriIndia23
2Ali AshfaqMaldives23
3Bhaichung BhutiaIndia12
4Ibrahim FazeelMaldives10
4Ahmed ThariqMaldives10

Chhetri can also add another milestone to his kitty as he aims to become the player with the most number of golden boot titles in the SAFF Championship. Currently, the 37-year-old is tied with Ashfaq and Thariq who both have won the golden boot award twice each.

If Chhetri does score the most number of goals in the 2023 edition, he will become the player with the most golden boots in SAFF Championship history, another feather in his cap.

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