SAFF Championships: Sunil Chhetri creates history, breaks Brazilian legend Pele’s international record

Sunil Chhetri has become the third player in the world who has scored the most goals

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has broken the record of the great Brazilian football player Pele, popularly known as Black Pearl. Chhetri has achieved this feat in the ongoing match against Maldives in the SAFF Championship.

Pele has scored 77 international goals. Now Sunil Chhetri has overtaken this superstar player of Braille. As Chhetri scored for India in the 62nd minute against Maldives, he went past Pele’s record. Chhetri then scored a goal in the 71st minute. Indian captain Chhetri has become the third player in the world to score the most goals.

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Let us inform that Cristiano Ronaldo is ahead of Chhetri by scoring 115 goals and Lionel Messi by 80. Not only this, Indian captain Chhetri has also become the joint sixth-highest goal scorer in the world.

Currently, the Indian football team defeated Maldives 3-1 in the match played on Wednesday night on the basis of two goals from captain Sunil Chettri to reach the final of the SAFF Championship. It’s confirmed.

Manvir Singh scored the first goal for India in the 33rd minute. While Sunil Chhetri gave India three points in the second half. Ali Ashfaq scored the only goal for Maldives in the 45th minute. To reach the final, India had to win this match in any case, in which they were successful and made it to the final. The Indian team has reached the final for the 12th time.

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In the final, the Indian team will face Nepal on 16 October. Nepal played a 1-1 draw with Bangladesh in another match. India reached the final with eight points in the list of five teams, while Nepal has come with seven points. India defeated Nepal 1-0 in the league round.

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