Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes the Iran legend Ali Daei, who was holding the record of most international goals. Also Ronaldo holds the record for the most international goals among active players.
Ronaldo, who is also the first-ever European player to score 100 international goals, is now two goals ahead from Ali Daei’s 109 record. Although, among active players Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri is on the second position after Cristiano Ronaldo. However, lets check out the top 5 players with most international goals among the active players.
Top 5 players with Most international goals among active players :
#1. Cristiano Ronaldo | Portugal | 111 Goals
Undoubtedly one of the best players of his generation, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken record after record during his career. Also he is, by some distance, Portugal’s top scorer of all-time. He brokes Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals in September 2021 with a brace against the Republic of Ireland. He is now the leading goal-scorer among active players and also the all time top scorer now.
#2. Ali Mabkhout | UAE | 76 Goals
Al Jazira legend Ali Mabkout is a clinical finisher and as well as being one of his club’s best scorers. However, he is also the United Arab Emirates’ top international scorer of all time. He has a total of 76 international goals to his name and he is just behind Cristiano Ronaldo in this list.
#3. Lionel Messi | Argentina | 76 Goals
The name needs no further introduction in today’s world whether you are a football fan or not. The boy from Rosario, Argentina has become a household name because of his skills with the ball and unparalleled goal scoring abilities. Certainly, along with many world records. Barcelona icon Lionel Messi may not have enjoyed much silverware success on the international stage with Argentina. But he is the country’s record goalscorer, having overtaken Gabriel Batistuta in 2016.
Also Read : Messi vs Ronaldo: The hat-trick battle
#4. Sunil Chhetri | India | 74 Goals
Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri comes just after the football icon Lionel Messi in this list. The Indian legend has scores a total of 74 goals to his name at the international level. Sunil Chhetri may not have enjoyed much silverware success on the international stage with India. But, he comes at fourth spot in our list of most international goals among active players. Sunil Chhetri is India’s all-time top goalscorer and also holds the record for most national team appearances.
#5. Robert Lewandowski | Poland | 69 Goals
The ace Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has netted total of 69 goals at the international level. However, Lewandowski is occupying the fifth place of this list of most international goals among active players.
N.B : The stats are accurate as of 02/09/2021.