800 goal milestone ahead of Messi

After winning the World Cup title in his career, a footballer may have no more dreams. But after returning home with the most adorable title, when everyone brought up the question of retirement, the dreamer Lionel Messi said that he wants to play Argentina’s jersey for a few more days as a world champion. And this dream is going to become a reality tomorrow, Argentina will play the first friendly match against Panama after the World Cup.

At the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, 80,000 fans are waiting for Messi to enter the field. Coach Lionel Scaloni is also very happy with his captain, ‘Messi is very good. Neither will we until he says otherwise. He is enjoying his field time with the national team.

Messi’s debut in international football in 2005. He has played 172 matches in the last 18 years. Won the Copa America, Finalsima and World Cup in the last three years. Apart from this, Messi is waiting to touch the milestone of 800 goals personally. If you get 1 goal in two friendly matches, you will reach this milestone. If he can score 2 more goals, he will also achieve the feat of scoring 100 goals for the national team. However, Messi’s long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo is ahead in this list with 828 goals in all, besides scoring 118 goals in the international arena.

Messi scored twice against France in the World Cup final in Qatar in December. Argentina won the penalty shootout to win the World Cup title after 36 years. In February, Messi was named FIFA Player of the Year.

Top 15 Goal Scorers in International Football:
Name Country Goal Match
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 118 195
2. Ali Dai Iran 109 148
3. Lionel Messi Argentina 98 172
4. Mokhtar Dahari Malaysia 89 142
5. Ferenc Puskas Hungary 84 85
5. Sunil Chhetri India 84 131
7. Ali Mabkhout United Arab Emirates 80 109
8. Godfrey Chitalu Zambia 79 111
9. Hussain Saeed Iraq 78 137
9. Robert Lewandowski Poland 78 138
11. Pele Brazil 77 136
12. Kunishige Kamamoto Japan 75 76
12. Bashar Abdullah Kuwait 75 134
14. Majed Abdullah Saudi Arabia 72 117
15. Kinnah Phiri Malawi 71 117
15. Kiatisuk Senamong Thailand 71 134
15. Miroslav Kloja Germany 71 137

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