Chhetri moves past Pele

Indian captain Sunil Chhetri broke legendary footballer Pele's record during their semifinal match of the SAFF Championship against Maldives on Wednesday. Pele had 77 goals for Brazil, and Chhetri surpassed the Brazilian legend in the 62nd minute of the encounter. Chhetri added another goal to his tally, bringing his total to 79 international goals as India beat the hosts 3-1. The Indian skipper is now the third highest active international goalscorer. Lionel Messi (80) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) are the two active international goal scorers who are ahead of Chhetri. Chhetri has also become the world's joint sixth-highest goalscorer. Chhetri is currently the joint 6th highest goalscorer in the world.