Tottenham Hotspur congratulates Sunil Chhetri on equaling Ferenc Puskas’ tally of 84 goals | Soccer News



LONDON: In something that doesn’t normally happen, the captain of the Indian soccer team has received a congratulatory message from the Englishman premier league Tottenham Hotspur club for leveling the Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas‘ total of 84 international goals.
By scoring India’s second goal in their final AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Afghanistan on Tuesday, Chhetri equalized Puskas while becoming the fifth-highest international goalscorer of all time.
He is now just two goals behind Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi’s total of 86 goals.
“Congratulations to Indian @chetrisunil11 for matching the great Ferenc Puskas with his total of 84 international goals! #IndianFootball,” Tottenham Hotspur wrote on their Twitter account.

The North London-based club finished fourth in the 2021-22 EPL season with 71 points. Manchester City were crowned champions.
Chhetri, 37, is the third-highest goalscorer in international football among active players, a list led by Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has scored 117 goals for the national team so far.
During an illustrious career, Chhetri has represented the Indian team in 129 matches so far.
Asked about his record, the India captain said: “I really don’t care about personal bests and milestones. I just want to have fun as I get through to the final moments – just get out there and enjoy on the pitch.”
This is the first time that India have qualified for consecutive editions of the AFC Asian Cup. Overall, this will be India’s fifth appearance in the top continental tournament
The 2023 edition will have 24 teams.


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