Any footballer begins his career at club level and it is their performance, along-with goal-scoring skills, especially for strikers, which puts them in consideration to play at the international level.
Some of them go on to make a tremendous impact, at the international level, by scoring crucial goals.
On the same note, we look at the footballers with the most number of international goals.
The African legend from Zambia
The list starts with one of the greatest African footballers of all-time, in the form of Godfrey Chitalu, who hailed from Zambia.
He continues to hold the record of the most number of goals scored for Zambia, with 79 to his name.
He became the coach of Zambia upon retirement, before his unfortunate demise in a plane crash, involving the entire squad, in 1993.
The great Asian from the land of the rising sun
When it comes to Asia, Japan are indeed one of the powerhouses, having produced several legends.
Their most prolific striker remains Kunishige Kamamoto, who played from 1964 to 1977.
He managed to score 80 goals for the side across competitions, which still remains a record.
He even led the side to a bronze medal during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.