India - Record International Players

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

  • Last match included: India-Kuwait, 4 Jul 2023
    

    Appearances for India National Team

    Name                                   First/Last     Caps  Goals
    
    Sunil CHHETRI                        * 2005-2023       143     92
    Baichung BHUTIA                        1995-2011        88     29
    Inivalappil Mani VIJAYAN               1989-2004        73     32
    Shabbir ALI                            1974-1984        72      6
    Climax LAWRENCE                        2003-2011        72      3
    Gouramangi SINGH                     * 2006-2013        71      6
    Mahesh GAWLI                           1999-2011        68      1
    Subrata PAL                          * 2007-2017        68      0
    Gurpreet Singh SANDHU                  2008-2023        62      0
    Syed Rahim NABI                      * 2004-2013        61      7
    Renedy SINGH                           1998-2011        59      4
    Sandesh JHINGAN                        2015-2022        56      5
    Jeje LALPEKHLUA                      * 2011-2019        56     23
    Pradip Kumar BANERJEE                  1955-1966        52     16
    Pritam KOTAL                           2015-2023        52      0
    Irrungbam Surkumar SINGH               2001-2011        52      2
    Steven DIAS                            2004-2011        51      7
    Deepak Kumar MONDAL                    1999-2011        49      0
    Anirudh THAPA                        * 2017-2023        49      3
    Peter Ramaswarmy THANGARAJ             1955-1966        48      0
    Udanta SINGH                         * 2016-2023        46      2
    Clifford MIRANDA RAYES                 2005-2014        45      6
    Pappachen PRADEEP                      2005-2011        42      9
    Inder SINGH                            1964-1973        42     10
    Jo Paul ANCHERI                        1994-2004        41     11
    Samir Subash NAIK                      2002-2012        38      0
    Subimal "Chuni" GOSWAMI                1958-1964        37     12
    Sayed NAYEEMUDDIN                      1964-1971        37      0
    Magan SINGH Rajvi                      1969-1974        36     16
    Rowlin BORGES                        * 2015-2023        35      2
    Abhishek YADAV                         2002-2011        35      4
    Shanmugham VENKATESH                   1998-2006        35      0
    Subashish BOSE                       * 2018-2023        34      0
    Manvir SINGH                         * 2017-2023        34      6
    Anwar ALI                              2008-2012        33      0
    Muhammad Ashique KURUNIYAN           * 2018-2023        33      2
    Tulsidas BALARAM                       1956-1962        32     11
    Jewel Raja SHAIKH                      2010-2013        32      3
    Robin SINGH                            2012-2017        32      5
    Mehrajuddin WADOO                      2005-2011        32      2
    Francis FERNANDES                      2011-2015        31      1
    Sushil Kumar SINGH                     2008-2012        31      2
    Krishanu DEY                           1984-1992        30      9
    Mohammed HABIB                         1969-1974        30     11
    Mehtab HOSSAIN                         2005-2015        30      2
    Sahal Abdul SAMAD                    * 2019-2023        30      3
    Ashoke CHATTERJEE                      1965-1968        29      8
    Anthony PEREIRA                        2009-2013        29      3
    Lallianzuala CHHANGTE                  2015-2023        27      7
    Narayan DAS                            2013-2018        28      1
    Arnab Kumar MONDAL                     20132017        27      1
    Holicharan NARZARY                     20152021        27      0
    Kooloth Valappil DHANESH               1995-2001        25      0
    Subhash BHOWMICK                       1970-1974        24      7
    Raju Eknath GAIKWAD                    2011-2014        24      0
    Pronay HALDER                          2015-2022        24      1
    Eugeneson LYNGDOH                      2015-2017        24      0
    Lenny RODRIGUES                        2012-2015        23      0
    Rahul Shankar BHEKE                  * 2019-2023        22      1
    Carlton CHAPMAN                        1995-2001        22      6
    Jules Alberto DIAS                     1999-2003        22      6
    Syed Shabir PASHA                      1993-2003        22      7
    Mohammed RAHMATULLAH                   1958-1961        22      6
    Anas EDATHODIKA                        2017-2019        21      0
    Karanjit SINGH                         2010-2015        21      0
    Basudeb MONDAL                         1996-2001        20      1
    
    NB: additional players are still being investigated
    

    Goalscoring for India National Team

    
    Name                                   First/Last    Goals
    
    Sunil CHHETRI                        * 2005-2023        92
    Inivalappil Mani VIJAYAN               1989-2004        32
    Baichung BHUTIA                        1995-2011        29
    Jeje LALPEKHLUA                      * 2009-2019        23
    Pradip Kumar BANERJEE                  1955-1966        16
    Magan SINGH Rajvi                      1969-1974        16
    Subimal "Chuni" GOSWAMI                1958-1964        12
    Jo Paul ANCHERI                        1994-2004        11
    Tulsidas BALARAM                       1956-1962        11
    Mohammed HABIB                         1969-1974        11
    Neville Stephen D'SOUZA                1953-1956        11
    Inder SINGH                            1964-1973        10
    Krishanu DEY                           1984-1992         9
    Pappachen PRADEEP                      2005-2011         9
    Ashoke CHATTERJEE                      1965-1968         8
    LUMSDEN                                1938-1938         8
    Mohammed RAHMATULLAH                   1958-1961         8
    Subhash BHOWMICK                       1970-1974         7
    Lallianzuala CHHANGTE                  2015-2023         7
    Steven DIAS                            2004-2011         7
    Sheoo MEWALAL                          1951-1955         7
    Syed Rahim NABI                        2004-2013         7
    Syed Shabir PASHA                      1993-2003         7
    Padavattam VENKATESH                   1951-1953         7
    Shabbir ALI                            1974-1984         6
    Jules Alberto DIAS                     1999-2003         6
    Clifford MIRANDA RAYES                 2005-2014         6
    Gouramangi SINGH                     * 2006-2013         6
    Manvir SINGH                         * 2017-2023         6
    Sandesh JHINGAN                      * 2015-2023         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 two hat-tricks in the 1964 Olympic Qualifiers. Chhetri managed four, over a period of fifteen years.
    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         14- 8-1976  Indonesia    3    3-1    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    Merdeka Cup
    11   Krishanu DEY        30- 7-1986  Thailand     3    3-1    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    Merdeka Cup
    12   I. M. VIJAYAN       26- 9-1999  Pakistan     3    5-2    Kathmandu, Nepal          SAF Games
    13   Sunil CHHETRI       13- 8-2008  Tajikistan   3    4-1    New Delhi, India          AFC Challenge Cup
    14   Sunil CHHETRI        8-10-2010  Vietnam      3    3-1    Mumbai, India             Friendly
    15   Sunil CHHETRI        1- 6-2018  Taiwan       3    5-0    Mumbai, India             Nehru Cup
    16   Sunil CHHETRI       21- 6-2023  Pakistan     3    4-0    Bengaluru, India          SAFF Cup
    
    

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    Prepared and maintained by Subrata Dey and Roberto Mamrud for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

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    Last updated: 2 Sep 2023

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