Every soccer player worth their salt dreams of representing their country one day. Listening to the national anthem before a game sends tingles down their spine and inspires them to soar higher than ever before. Some players tend to crumble under pressure and fail to play their best game in their country’s colors, while others deliver memorable performances and become national heroes.
Below we will look at a few national idols who have redefined the art of goalscoring in international soccer this century. According to Transfermarkt, here are the top five players with the most international goals scored since 2000:
#5 Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) – 79 Goals
Romelu Lukaku Is Belgium’s All-Time Leading Scorer
With 79 goals in 112 games, Romelu Lukaku is Belgium’s all-time leading goalscorer. Lukaku made his international debut in March 2010 at only 16 years and 10 months old under coach Dick Advocaat.
A Serie A champion with Inter Milan in the 2020-21 season, Lukaku has not yet won any major honors with his country, with a third-place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup marking their best-ever performance.
#4 Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 81 Goals
Robert Lewandowski Has Been Chosen As Poland’s Best Player In 10 Seasons
Since making his debut for Poland in September 2020 at the age of 20 years and 10 months, Robert Lewandowski has made 144 international appearances, as per Transfermarkt. The Barcelona center-forward has scored an impressive 81 times and claimed 31 assists so far.
Such has been his dominance that he has won Poland’s Player Of The Year Award on a whopping 10 occasions. However, just like Lukaku, Lewandowski has also failed to take his country to silverware.
#3 Sunil Chhetri (India) – 93 Goals
Sunil Chhetri Is The Leading Goalscorer Of India
The flagbearer of the soccer fandom in India, Sunil Chhetri is the third name on this list. The 39-year-old striker has played 143 matches since making his debut in June 2005, scoring an…
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Author : Sushan Chakraborty
Publish date : 2023-11-16 07:03:49
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