Despite being a defender, he scored three goals in a row
Who scored the highest goal in the international match in 2021 in Bangladesh jersey?
The name of a striker should come to mind. But in the case of Bangladesh, the opposite is true. This year Bangladesh national football team has played 8 international matches. He has scored only 3 goals against 12 goals. Both goals came from the feet of defender Tapu Varman. The other goal was scored by forward Mahbubur Rahman.
Bangladesh got off to a good start in the SAF Championship by defeating Sri Lanka with the only goal of Kal Tapur. The center-back scored from the penalty spot. With this, playing in three consecutive safes, Tapu scored goals in all the tournaments.
In 2015, Tapu played safe for the first time in Kerala. He scored the first goal in a 3-0 win over Bhutan in the last match of the group stage of the tournament. Yasin Khan headed in to fly to Mamunul’s corner. While in the air, Tapur became the head of the net. After leaving the group stage, Seba Bangladesh’s tournament ended there.
Tapur scored in the first two matches of the next SAF held in Dhaka in 2016. Headed from the penalty spot in the first match against Bhutan and in the next match against Pakistan. On that day, Bangladesh won against Pakistan with his only goal. He scored the goal by touching the head from a distant post on Bishwanath Ghosh’s long throw. Tapur has scored three goals in a row. No other footballer in Bangladesh has that fame.
After clearing 2015 and 2016, Tapu scored another clean goal yesterday. Earlier, former national team striker Zahid Hasan Emily scored three consecutive goals in 2005, 2006 and 2009.
However, as a defender, Tapur has to be given extra praise for scoring goals in this way. The defender has scored 5 goals in 36 international matches. Such ahamri is nothing. But as a defender of Bangladesh, 5 goals is not like blowing up.