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Top 5 active international goal-scorers 

Uday Jaria
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Portugal v Sweden - International Friendly
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 81 goals for Portugal

Representing the country is a matter of proud for any player and scoring in a game is like the cherry on the cake. Players like Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi have all done brilliantly for their national sides which have further enhanced their reputation.

However, there are some active international players who are getting the best of the opportunities and are scoring a decent amount of goals.

Let's now look at the list of active top 5 active international goal scorers.

#5 Sunil Chhetri (56)

AFC Asian Cup - India v Australia
Sunil Chhetri is the only Asian Player on this list.

The only Asian Player on this list, Sunil Chhetri has scored 56 goals in 97 games for the Indian National Football Team putting him at number five on this list.

The Indian skipper is regarded as one of the best Indian players of all time. Sunil Chhetri is the jewel of Indian football and is a cult figure among Indian football fans.

He helped India win the Nehru Cup in 2007, 2009 and 2012 as well as the SAFF Championship in 2011. He played a vital role India's AFC Challenge Cup triumph and helped India qualify for AFC Asia Cup after 27 years.

Chettri is one of the few Indians who has gone to play in the foreign league and had spells with Kansas City Wizards and Sporting CP. However, his time at both the clubs was not as productive as he'd have hoped and he had to come back to his homeland to continue his career.

The Indian skipper is an Arjuna award winner and has also won the AIFF Player of the Year four times. He also has the FPAI Indian Player award in his trophy cabinet.

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