5 international goal scoring records that could be broken soon
For footballers, representing their national football team is something that a majority of them aspire to do but to score a goal is a great achievement and one every young footballer dreams of.
However, the feeling of being your national team’s record goal scorer is an indescribable one. The outcome of a football match rotates around goals and over the years many great players have shone for their respective national teams through their goal scoring prowess.
Many players have set national goal scoring records and many have been broken over the years. Let’s take a look at five international goal scoring records that can be broken soon.
#5 Gareth Bale
The Welsh football team does not have a proud footballing history except boasting of some world class players likes John Charles, Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, and Neville Southall.
After reaching the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup, the Welsh were not able to qualify for any major tournament until quite recently, when the team led by Ashley Williams and manager Chris Coleman reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
With the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in their arsenal, Wales put on a brilliant performance in France over the summer, and have now been tipped to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Currently, Wales’ all-time top goal scorer is Liverpool legend Ian Rush with 28 goals in 73 appearances for the national team between 1980 and 1996. However, Rush’s two-decade-long record is on the verge of being broken and the best bet to break that record is Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.
Once the world’s most expensive player, 27-year old Bale has so far scored 25 goals in 64 appearances for The Dragons and is only three goals behind Rush. With at least 6-7 years of top quality football in him, Bale could well set a new and a much higher national team record.