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Top 3 active goalscorers in international football

Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri
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Modified 09 Jan 2019
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Playing for the country is considered a top achievement in the life of every footballer and to score goals in a major international tournament is like a cherry on the cake. That being said, every striker dreams of breaking all records and becoming the top goal-scorer just like the way Miroslav Klose broke all records by scoring his 16th goal in the FIFA World Cup 2014 to become the all-time leading goal scorer at the FIFA World Cup.

The top international goal-scorer of all time is Ali Daei with 109 goals, however, he hung his boots long back. Nonetheless, there are some other active international players who are getting the best of the opportunities and are scoring a lot of goals.

Right on this note, let us take a look at the top three active international goal scorers.


#3 Lionel Messi (65 goals)

Lionel Messi holds the record for scoring most goals in Laliga
Lionel Messi holds the record for scoring most goals in Laliga

Lionel Messi has scored 65 goals in 128 games for his country thus far and is currently the third most active goalscorer in international football.

After making his international debut in 2005, Messi led his country to the finals of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and was also a part of the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in the same year. He led Argentina to the finals of the Copa America on three different occasions but failed to convert any of them into a silverware.

The 30-year-old enjoyed an exceptional career at the club level as well and is regarded as one of the best players to have ever played for Barcelona. He won 30 trophies with the Spanish Giants, including eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and five Copa del Rey.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is the highest scoring player in Barcelona's history and he also scored the highest number of hat-tricks in all competitions for the club.

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Published 09 Jan 2019
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