Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan feels honoured after becoming the only African to emerge in the list of active footballers to have scored 50 international goals.
And he is ahead of ex-Manchester and Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie and former Liverpool forward Tim Cahill but 10 goals behind Messi.
Portugal and Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked 1st on the list with 81 goals.
The 31-year-old took to twitter to express his elation after stats went viral over the weekend, and thanked his former team-mates and coaches in helping him write his name in the echelons of world football.
Honoured and inspired to do more..to coaches and teammates from 2003 to date,journos and fans,we share this together..we are paying our dues in diverse means to our Country Ghana..such global recognition tells us that we have come a long way and our contributions are duly known pic.twitter.com/hci08Z159I
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) March 25, 2018