Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo maintains his position as the top international goalscorer in men’s football with 122 goals in 198 appearances.
Argentina’s World Cup-winning team captain Lionel Messi scored his 100th international goal in a friendly match against Curacao and finds himself in third place with 102 goals in 174 matches. His goal in an international friendly against Panama made him only the second player after Ronaldo to score 800 career goals. The PSG star is also the second-highest goalscorer in international football among active players.
Messi scored two goals in the World Cup final against France, where Argentina beat France 3-1 on penalties to lift the World Cup 2022 title.
Indian captain Sunil Chhetri shares the fifth spot with 85 goals. Chhetri is third when it comes to the list of active goalscorers.