Indian Football

Highest Goalscorers for India at the SAFF Championship

Mudeet Arora
Sunil Chhetri is the highest goalscorer at the SAFF Championship
Sunil Chhetri is the highest goalscorer at the SAFF Championship / DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/Getty Images
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The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship, 2021 will start on October 1 in Maldives and India will be fighting for the coveted title against the likes of Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

The other two South Asian nations in Bhutan and Pakistan will not be participating due to various other reasons.

But, do you know the players from the Indian football team who have scored the most goals at the SAFF Championship?

Today we take a a look at these Indian players, their total goals at the SAFF Championship and the teams that they managed to score against, starting from the highest goalscorer.


Sunil Chhetri - 13 goals scored - 3 against Afghanistan, 3 against Maldives, 3 against Bhutan, 2 against Nepal and 1 against Sri Lanka.

Bhaichung Bhutia - 12 goals scored - 3 against Bangladesh, 3 against Maldives, 2 against Nepal, 2 against Sri Lanka, 1 against Pakistan and 1 against Bhutan.

IM Vijayan - 10 goals scored - 4 against Pakistan, 2 against Bangladesh, 2 against Maldives, 1 against Sri Lanka and 1 against Nepal.

Jeje Lalpekhlua - 6 goals scored - 2 against Maldives, 3 against Afghanistan and 1 against Sri Lanka.

Sushil Kumar Singh - 4 goals scored - 2 against Nepal, 1 against Bangladesh, 1 against Afghanistan.

Manvir Singh - 3 goals scored - 2 against Pakistan and 1 against Maldives

Ashim Biswas - 3 goals scored - 2 against Afghanistan and 1 against Sri Lanka

Alvito D'Cunha - 3 goals scored - 2 against Afghanistan and 1 against Bangladesh

Rahim Nabi - 3 goals scored - 1 against Maldives, 1 against Bhutan and 1 against Nepal

Clifford Miranda - 3 goals scored - 2 against Bhutan and 1 against Afghanistan

Lallianzuala Chhangte - 3 goals scored - 2 against Nepal and 1 against Sri Lanka

Jo Paul Ancheri - 2 goals scored - 2 against Maldives

Bruno Coutinho - 2 goals scored - 1 against Maldives and 1 against Bangladesh

Robin Singh - 2 goals scored - 2 against Sri Lanka

Sumeet Passi - 2 goals scored - 1 against Pakistan and 1 against Maldives

Mehtab Hossain - 2 goals scored - 2 against Nepal

Gouramangi Singh - 2 goals scored - 1 against Maldives and 1 against Bhutan

NP Pradeep - 2 goals scored - 1 against Nepal and 1 against Pakistan


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