List of international goals scored by Alexis Sánchez

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Alexis Sánchez with Chile in 2013

Alexis Sánchez is a Chilean professional footballer who represents the Chile national football team as a striker. Nicknamed El Niño Maravilla ("The Boy Wonder"),[1] he made his debut for his country in a 1–0 victory over New Zealand in April 2006.[2] His first international goal came on his eighth appearance for Chile when he scored Chile's only goal in a 2–1 defeat to Switzerland in a friendly tournament in Vienna.[2] As of November 2018, Sánchez is his country's top scorer and has the most caps, with 41 goals in 124 appearances.[2] He passed the previous record of 37, held by Marcelo Salas,[3] when he scored the opening goal against Germany in the group stage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in June 2017.[4] He scored most recently against Honduras in a 4–1 win during a friendly.[2] Despite Sánchez scoring seven goals, making him second-equal top scorer in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying (along with Lionel Messi, Gabriel Jesus and Felipe Caicedo), Chile failed to qualify for the finals.[5][6] Sánchez made his most recent and 124th appearance for Chile in the aformentioned win against Honduras in November 2018.[2]

As of November 2018, Sánchez has not scored an international hat-trick, but has scored twice in a match on nine occasions.[2] Sánchez has scored more goals in friendlies than in any other format, with nineteen. He has scored fourteen goals in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, two in FIFA World Cup finals, five in the Copa América and one in the Confederations Cup.[2] He has scored more goals against Uruguay (five) and Bolivia (four) than any other nation, and more times at the Estadio Nacional de Chile (nine) than any other stadium.[2]

Goals[edit]

As of 20 November 2018
Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first.[2]
International goals by cap, date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
Goal Cap Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 8 7 September 2007 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria   Switzerland
1–1
1–2
Friendly [7]
2 11 4 June 2008 Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile  Guatemala
1–0
2–0
[2]
3 11
2–0
4 19 11 February 2009 Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa  South Africa
2–0
2–0
[8]
5 20 28 March 2009 Estadio Monumental "U", Lima, Peru  Peru
1–0
3–1
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [9]
6 23 10 June 2009 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile  Bolivia
3–0
4–0
[10]
7 23
4–0
8 24 12 August 2009 Brøndby Stadium, Brøndby, Denmark  Denmark
2–1
2–1
Friendly [11]
9 28 26 May 2010 Estadio Municipal de Calama, Calama, Chile  Zambia
1–0
3–0
[12]
10 28
2–0
11 29 30 May 2010 Estadio Municipal de Concepción, Concepción, Chile  Israel
2–0
3–0
[13]
12 34 17 November 2010 Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile  Uruguay
1–0
2–0
[14]
13 37 19 June 2011  Estonia
4–0
4–0
[15]
14 39 8 July 2011 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina  Uruguay
1–1
1–1
2011 Copa América [10]
15 57 11 June 2013 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile  Bolivia
2–0
3–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [16]
16 58 14 August 2013 Brøndby Stadium, Brøndby, Denmark  Iraq
2–0
6–0
Friendly [17]
17 58
3–0
18 61 11 October 2013 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Colombia
2–0
3–3
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [18]
19 61
3–0
20 62 15 October 2013 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile  Ecuador
1–0
2–1
[10]
21 63 15 November 2013 Wembley Stadium, London, England  England
1–0
2–0
Friendly [10]
22 63
2–0
23 68 13 June 2014 Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá, Brazil  Australia 1–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup group stage [19]
24 71 28 June 2014 Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil  Brazil 1–1 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup knockout stage [20]
25 76 14 November 2014 Estadio CAP, Talcahuano, Chile  Venezuela 1–0 5–0 Friendly [21]
26 77 18 November 2014 Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile  Uruguay 1–0 1–2 [22]
27 83 20 June 2015 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile  Bolivia 2–0 5–0 2015 Copa América [23]
28 87 5 September 2015  Paraguay 3–2 3–2 Friendly [24]
29 88 8 October 2015  Brazil 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [25]
30 89 13 October 2015 Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru  Peru
1–0
4–3
[26]
31 89
3–2
32 98 14 June 2016 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, United States  Panama
3–1
4–2
Copa América Centenario [27]
33 98
4–2
34 99 18 June 2016 Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, United States  Mexico
3–0
7–0
[28]
35 106 15 November 2016 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile  Uruguay
2–1
3–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [29]
36 106
3–1
37 108 28 March 2017 Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile  Venezuela 1–0 3–1 [30]
38 112 22 June 2017 Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia  Germany 1–0 1–1 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup [31]
39 118 5 October 2017 Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile  Ecuador 2–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [32]
40 123 16 November 2018 Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile  Costa Rica 2–3 2–3 Friendly [33]
41 124 20 November 2018 Estadio Germán Becker, Temuco, Chile  Honduras 3–1 4–1 Friendly [34]

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ "Chile 4–0 Estonia". Sky Sports. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
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  33. ^ "Chile 2–3 Costa Rica". ESPN. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
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