India - Record International Players

  • Appearances for India National Team
  • Goalscoring for India National Team
  • Hat-tricks for India National Team

  • Last match included: Bahrain-India, 14 Jan 2019
    

    Appearances for India National Team

    Name                                   First/Last     Caps  Goals
    
    Sunil CHHETRI                        * 2005-2019       107     67
    Baichung BHUTIA                        1995-2011        82     27
    Climax LAWRENCE                        2003-2011        72      3
    Gouramangi SINGH                     * 2006-2013        71      6
    Subrata PAL                          * 2007-2018        67      0
    Mahesh GAWLI                           1999-2011        68      1
    Shabbir ALI                            1974-1984        66     23
    Inivalappil Mani VIJAYAN               1989-2004        66     29
    Syed Rahim NABI                      * 2004-2013        61      7
    Renedy SINGH                           1998-2011        59      4
    Jeje LALPEKHLUA                      * 2011-2019        56     23
    Irungbam Surkumar SINGH                2001-2011        52      2
    Steven DIAS                            2004-2011        51      7
    
    NB: additional players are still being investigated
    

    Goalscoring for India National Team

    
    Name                                   First/Last    Goals
    
    Sunil CHHETRI                        * 2005-2019        67
    Inivalappil Mani VIJAYAN               1989-2004        29
    Baichung BHUTIA                        1995-2011        27
    Shabbir ALI                            1974-1984        23
    Jeje LALPEKHLUA                      * 2009-2019        23
    Magan SINGH Rajvi                      1969-1974        15
    Pradip Kumar BANERJEE                  1955-1966        15
    Pappachen PRADEEP                      2005-2011         9
    LUMSDEN                                1938-1938         8
    Subimal GOSWAMI                        1956-1964         8
    Krishanu DEY                           1986-1992         7
    Jo Paul ANCHERI                        1994-2004         7
    Steven DIAS                            2004-2011         7
    Syed Rahim NABI                        2004-2013         7
    
    NB: additional players are still being investigated
    
    
    

    Hat-tricks for India National Team

    The first player to score a hat-trick for India was striker Lumsden, in a friendly match against Australia during Australia Tour of 1938.
    After independence, the first player to do so was Sheoo Mewalal in a 4-0 victory over Burma in the 1952 Colombo Quadrangular Tournament.
    Neville D'Souza scored a hat-trick at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the first Asian to do so in the history of Olympics football.
    Sunil Chhetri is the only Indian footballer to have scored a hat-trick more than once (three times so far).
    Only FIFA A international matches considered.

    Nr   Player                 Date     Opponent   Goals Score   Venue                     Status
    
     1   R. LUMSDEN          24- 9-1938  Australia    3    4-5    Sydney, Australia         Friendly
     2   Sheoo MEWALAL       16- 3-1952  Burma        3    4-0    Colombo, Ceylon           Colombo Cup
     3   Puran Bahadur THAPA 26-12-1954  Pakistan     3    3-1    Calcutta, India           Intern. Tourn.
     4   Neville D'SOUZA      1-12-1956  Australia    3    4-2    Melbourne, Australia      Olympic Games
     5   Marto GRACIAS       16- 8-1967  Hongkong     3    4-0    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    Merdeka Cup
     6   Subhash BHOWMICK     5- 8-1971  Philippines  3    5-1    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    Merdeka Cup
     7   Magan SINGH Rajvi   23- 7-1974  Thailand     3    4-2    Ipoh, Malaysia            Merdeka Cup
     8   Shabbir ALI         16- 8-1976  Indonesia    3    3-1    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    Merdeka Cup
     9   I. M. VIJAYAN       26- 9-1999  Pakistan     3    5-2    Kathmandu, Nepal          SAF Games
    10   Sunil CHHETRI       13- 8-2008  Tajikistan   3    4-1    New Delhi, India          AFC Challenge Cup
    11   Sunil CHHETRI        8-10-2010  Vietnam      3    3-1    Mumbai, India             Friendly
    12   Sunil CHHETRI        1-06-2018  Taiwan       3    5-0    Mumbai, India             Nehru Cup
    
    
    
    

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