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I-League: Lalrinzuala breaks Sunil Chhetri’s record; scores most goals in single edition

First Published: 31st March, 2024 21:07 IST

Besides scoring 15 goals in the season, Lalrinzuala also assisted on three occasions in 18 matches so far.

In a historic feat, 23-year-old Lalrinzuala Lalbiaknia, hailing from Mizoram’s Serchhip district etched his name in the record books after scoring the highest number of goals (15) by an Indian player in the I-League.

Previously, the record was held jointly by the legendary Sunil Chhetri, who netted on 14 occasions for Bengaluru FC in the 2013-14 season, and Mahindra United’s Mohammed Raif with 14 goals in the 2009-10 season of the I-League.

Besides scoring 15 goals in the season, Lalrinzuala also assisted on three occasions in 18 matches so far.
The Indian Football Association has also congratulated Lalrinzuala for his success.

Mizoram CM Lalduhoma has also lauded Lalrinzuala in a post on X.

The Mizoram CM said, “Well done to Lalrinzuala for becoming the top scorer in the I-League this season! I’m proud of his achievement. Lalrinzuala, who is from Serchhip district and plays for Aizawl FC, has scored 15 goals in the 2023-24 season, breaking Sunil Chhetri’s previous record of 14 goals.”

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