India - Record International Players

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

  • Last match included: India-Afghanistan, 15 Jun 2021
    

    Appearances for India National Team

    Name                                   First/Last     Caps  Goals
    
    Sunil CHHETRI                        * 2005-2021       118     74
    Baichung BHUTIA                        1995-2011        82     27
    Climax LAWRENCE                        2003-2011        72      3
    Gouramangi SINGH                     * 2006-2013        71      6
    Inivalappil Mani VIJAYAN               1989-2004        70     29
    Subrata PAL                          * 2007-2018        67      0
    Mahesh GAWLI                           1999-2011        68      1
    Shabbir ALI                            1974-1984        66     23
    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                        * 2005-2021        74
    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
    Neville Stephen D'SOUZA                1953-1956        11
    Tulsidas BALARAM                       1956-1962         9
    Subimal "Chuni" GOSWAMI                1958-1964         9
    Pappachen PRADEEP                      2005-2011         9
    Inder SINGH                            1964-1973         9
    Ashoke CHATTERJEE                      1965-1968         8
    LUMSDEN                                1938-1938         8
    Krishanu DEY                           1986-1992         7
    Jo Paul ANCHERI                        1994-2004         7
    Steven DIAS                            2004-2011         7
    Mohammed HABIB                         1969-1974         7
    Sheoo MEWALAL                          1951-1955         7
    Syed Rahim NABI                        2004-2013         7
    Padavattam VENKATESH                   1951-1953         7
    Subhash BHOWMICK                       1970-1974         5
    Mohammed RAHMATULLAH                   1958-1961         5
    
    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.
    K. Appalaraju and Sunil Chhetri are the only Indian footballers to have scored a hat-trick more than once. Appalaraju scored twice in the 1964 Olympic Qualifiers. Chhetri scored thrice, most recent during the 2018 Intercontinental Cup.
    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   K. APPALARAJU       22-12-1963  Sri Lanka    3    5-3    Colombo, Sri Lanka      Olympic Games Qualifier
     6   K. APPALARAJU       29-12-1963  Sri Lanka    3    7-0    Bangalore, India        Olympic Games Qualifier
     7   Marto GRACIAS       16- 8-1967  Hongkong     3    4-0    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    Merdeka Cup
     8   Subhash BHOWMICK    16- 8-1971  Philippines  3    5-1    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    Merdeka Cup
     9   Magan SINGH Rajvi   23- 7-1974  Thailand     3    4-2    Ipoh, Malaysia            Merdeka Cup
    10   Shabbir ALI         16- 8-1976  Indonesia    3    3-1    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    Merdeka Cup
    11   I. M. VIJAYAN       26- 9-1999  Pakistan     3    5-2    Kathmandu, Nepal          SAF Games
    12   Sunil CHHETRI       13- 8-2008  Tajikistan   3    4-1    New Delhi, India          AFC Challenge Cup
    13   Sunil CHHETRI        8-10-2010  Vietnam      3    3-1    Mumbai, India             Friendly
    14   Sunil CHHETRI        1- 6-2018  Taiwan       3    5-0    Mumbai, India             Nehru Cup
    
    
    

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