Top 5 Scorers in South American Zone World Cup Qualifying History
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | In the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying event, there have been 20 countries confirmed that they can qualify. The remaining 12 tickets are being contested again. Not except with the South American qualifying zone.
Brazil occupies the top of the South American zone standings with a record of 42 points. In the runner-up status, Argentina has successfully collected 38 points. Ecuador and Uruguay have just followed suit. And Peru must establish itself in the order of 5th.
On the other hand, the lineup of several goal makers attracted attention. Lionel Messi has just added a new record in the history of goal records. Immediately, here are the five top scorers in the history of the South American zone World Cup qualification.
Here are the Top 5 Scorers in South American Zone World Cup Qualifying History
1. Luis Suarez | Uruguay national team (28 Goals)
In the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Luis Suarez successfully scored 7 goals for the Uruguay national team. His country qualified after beating Peru with a score of 1-0 on March 25, 2022 yesterday.
Overall, the player is the most goalscorer in the history of South America's World Cup qualification with 28 goals. The 35-year-old forward needed 57 performances to pull off.
2. Lionel Messi | Argentina national team (28 Goals)
Argentina national team captain, Lionel Messi, successfully scored one goal in the match against Venezuela in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Saturday (26/3/2022) yesterday. Argentina successfully won with a score of three goals without reply.
Because of that goal, Lionel Messi's record is growing. Now the 34-year-old has equalized Luis Suarez's record. La Pulga has collected a total of 28 goals from the 59 performances he lived in the South American zone World Cup qualifiers.
3. Marcelo Moreno | Bolivia national team (22 Goals)
At the top of the board, the top scorer for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification in the South American zone, Marcelo Moreno is the king. He has scored 10 goals in 15 appearances for the Bolivian national team. But, unfortunately,,, it was not enough to bring his country forward to Qatar.
However, Marcelo Moreno is still listed as the 3rd most goalscorer in the history of South American zone World Cup qualification. He has collected 22 goals in 57 appearances.
4. Alexis Sanchez | Chile national team (19 Goals)
Inter Milan striker, Alexis Sanchez, joins the Chile team in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. He must try to defend his country which is currently 7th in the South American zone standings. To advance to Qatar, Chile must move Peru to fifth.
Although Chile's chances of qualifying are very slim, Sanchez himself has so far scored five goals in the 14 matches he has played since October 2021 yesterday. And the overall record of 19 goals has been collected by Sanchez from 55 matches in the South American zone World Cup qualifiers.
5. Hernan Crespo | Argentina national team (19 Goals)
Finally, there is the name of Hernan Crespo, who can score 35 goals in 65 appearances for the Argentine national team. One of the 19 goals was created in the South American zone World Cup qualifiers.
Hernan Crespo existed in the 2000s and decided to retire in 2012. Several big clubs such as Parma, Lazio, Chelsea, and Inter Milan have defended him. Currently, he is pursuing a career as a manager in charge of the Qatari club Al-Duhail SC.