India - Record International Players

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

  • Last match included: India-Hongkong, 14 Jun 2022
    

    Appearances for India National Team

    Name                                   First/Last     Caps  Goals
    
    Sunil CHHETRI                        * 2005-2022       129     84
    Baichung BHUTIA                        1995-2011        86     29
    Climax LAWRENCE                        2003-2011        72      3
    Gouramangi SINGH                     * 2006-2013        71      6
    Inivalappil Mani VIJAYAN               1989-2004        71     32
    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
    Gurpreet Singh SANDHU                  2008-2022        54      0
    Pradip Kumar BANERJEE                  1955-1966        52     16
    Irungbam Surkumar SINGH                2001-2011        52      2
    Steven DIAS                            2004-2011        51      7
    Sandesh JHINGAN                        2015-2022        47      4
    Pritam KOTAL                           2015-2022        47      0
    Deepak MONDAL                          1999-2011        47      0
    Clifford MIRANDA RAYES                 2005-2014        45      6
    Pappachen PRADEEP                      2005-2011        42      9
    Inder SINGH                            1964-1973        42     10
    Samir Subash NAIK                      2002-2012        38      0
    Subimal "Chuni" GOSWAMI                1958-1964        37     12
    Udanta SINGH                         * 2016-2022        37      1
    Rowlin BORGES                        * 2015-2021        36      2
    Magan SINGH Rajvi                      1969-1974        36     16
    Anirudh THAPA                        * 2017-2022        36      3
    Abhishek YADAV                         2002-2011        35      4
    Shanmugham VENKATESH                   1998-2006        35      0
    Jo Paul ANCHERI                        1992-2004        33      7
    Anwar ALI                              2008-2012        33      0
    Manvir SINGH                         * 2017-2022        33      6
    Tulsidas BALARAM                       1956-1962        32     11
    Robin SINGH                            2012-2017        32      5
    Mehrajuddin WADOO                      2005-2011        32      2
    Francis FERNANDES                      2011-2015        31      1
    Mehtab HOSSAIN                         2005-2015        31      2
    
    NB: additional players are still being investigated
    

    Goalscoring for India National Team

    
    Name                                   First/Last    Goals
    
    Sunil CHHETRI                        * 2005-2022        84
    Inivalappil Mani VIJAYAN               1989-2004        32
    Baichung BHUTIA                        1995-2011        29
    Shabbir ALI                            1974-1984        23
    Jeje LALPEKHLUA                      * 2009-2019        23
    Pradip Kumar BANERJEE                  1955-1966        16
    Magan SINGH Rajvi                      1969-1974        16
    Subimal "Chuni" GOSWAMI                1958-1964        12
    Tulsidas BALARAM                       1956-1962        11
    Neville Stephen D'SOUZA                1953-1956        11
    Inder SINGH                            1964-1973        10
    Pappachen PRADEEP                      2005-2011         9
    Ashoke CHATTERJEE                      1965-1968         8
    LUMSDEN                                1938-1938         8
    Mohammed RAHMATULLAH                   1958-1961         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
    Clifford MIRANDA RAYES                 2005-2014         6
    Gouramangi SINGH                     * 2006-2013         6
    Manvir SINGH                         * 2017-2022         6
    Subhash BHOWMICK                       1970-1974         5
    Robin SINGH                            2012-2017         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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