Scoring for your country is one of the greatest achievements for a footballer. There can’t be many things better than scoring a goal for your home nation and celebrating with your compatriots as you represent your country.
However, there are numerous figures who scored on multiple occasions for their country, with a huge pool of players scoring over half a century of goals. Many of football’s finest feature in this cohort, yet many more obscure and unique players have also achieved this feat.
Here’s our look at the most prolific and iconic goalscorers in international football.
10. Sunil Chhetri – 72 goals
Chhetri is undoubtedly India’s greatest ever player, holding the record for both the most amount of goals and appearances for the country.
The India captain has scored 72 goals in 114 caps for the Blue Tigers, and Chhetri will hope to lead his nation to their first-ever World Cup when qualifiers for the 2022 tournament begin.