FIFA World Cup match day four kicks off with a clash between Costa Rica and Serbia. The defending Champions Germany will also be in action today against Mexico. Five times winners Brazil will also open their campaign today against Switzerland. Today, we want to educate you the fans on some special names you need to keep in mind as the showdown continues in Russia. We want to focus on six all-time best scorers in international football history. Note: National team goals only.
6. Pele-Brazil – 77 Goals (Brazil)
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It's Tiradentes Day in Brazil. Tiradentes campaigned for independence – it happened 100 years after his death. He showed it is always worth being part of something, even if others have to finish it. // Feliz Dia de Tiradentes, Brasil! Tiradentes lutou pela independência, mas isso só aconteceu 100 anos depois de sua morte. Ele mostrou que sempre vale a pena fazer parte de uma grande mudança, mesmo que outros tenham que concluir a conquista.
Brazil legend Pele is regarded by many as the best footballer of all-time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). Pele in total scored 1281 goals in 1363 games. The legendary striker also netted 77 goals in only 92 caps. He helped the Samba Boys lift three World Cups and several Copa America crowns.
5. Hussein Saeed Mohammed –78 Goals (Iraq)
Hussein Saeed pic.twitter.com/rA4GpyPWtZ
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Hussein Saeed Mohammed scored 78 goals in 137 appearances for Iraq national team. He played for Iraqi Premier League team Al Talaba. It is a special record in a country not often associated with football.
4. Kunishige Kamamoto –80 Goals (Japan)
Kunishige Kamamoto (a player I didn't know) remains Japan's record int scorer with a Müllerish rate of 80 in 84 caps pic.twitter.com/QVenngz4km
— Beyond The Last Man (@BeyondTLM) October 8, 2015
Japan legend Kunishige Kamamoto was certainly an inspiration to many current footballers. The likes of Shinji Kagawa, Okazaki among others knew they can do it because someone else did it too. He scored 80 goals in 84 appearances for the Samurai. The most memorable goal is obviously 1968 summer Olympics in Mexico City where he scored 7 goals to help his country win a bronze medal.