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Sunil Chhetri Biography

Sunil Chhetri– Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer who was born on August 3, 1984. He is now the captain of both the Indian Super League club Bengaluru and the India national team. Chhetri plays as a forward for both teams. He is renowned for his ability to connect up with teammates, score goals, and provide leadership.

In addition to being the player with the most appearances for the India national team and the man with the most goals scored for the team’s history, he is the third-highest international goalscorer among active players, trailing only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and fourth overall. Because of his many accomplishments on the field and his dedication to the cause of Indian football, he is considered by many to be among the sport’s all-time greats.

Sunil Chhetri Biography & Personal Details

NameSunil Chhetri
Date Of Birth3 August 1984
BirthplaceSecunderabad, India
Age 39 years old (As 2023)
Birth Sign Leo
Gender Male
SchoolBahai School, Gangtok, Sikkim
College/UniversitiyAsutosh College in Kolkata
Highest QualificationGraduation
HobbiesListening Music, Playing Cricket, Badminton and Tennis
ReligionHinduism 
NationalityIndian
ProfessionFootball player
DebutProfessional-Mohun Bagan in 2002
PositionForward
Jersey Number#11
Current TeamBengaluru FC,
India national football team
CoachIgor Stimac
Awards, AchievementsArjuna Award for Football (2011)
Padma Shri (2019)
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award for Football (2021)

Sunil Chhetri Career

Chhetri made his debut with the India U-20 football team on March 30, 2004, when they defeated the Pakistan U-23 squad by a score of 1-0 in the South Asian Games in Pakistan. The tournament was held in Pakistan. Chhetri scored twice for the India U-20 team in their triumph over the Bhutan U-23 squad on April 3, 2004, resulting in a 4–1 score for India. When Sunil first played for the senior India national football team against Pakistan on June 12, 2005, he made his debut that day and scored his first goal.

Chhetri earned his spot on the list of the top 10 goal scorers in international football on the 15th of October 2019, making him the only player of Indian descent to do so.The Nehru Cup in 2007 was Chhetri’s debut in the world of international competition. Chhetri scored twice as India cruised to a 6–0 victory over Cambodia in the tournament’s opening match.

To bring his total to four goals, he also scored one in the match against Syria, which they lost 2–3, and another in the match against Kyrgyzstan, which they won 3–0. Chhetri was a part of the play that led to the goal that proved to be the difference as India defeated Syria 1-0 in the championship game to become the first team to win the event since 1997.

Pappachen Pradeep scored the goal that proved to be the game-winner. In the latter half of 2007, India began their qualification campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They were eliminated in the first round by Lebanon, despite Chhetri scored once in the away leg (a loss of 4–1) and once in the home leg (a draw of 2–2) This resulted in a loss of 6–3 on aggregate for the team.  Lebanon was the team who eliminated them.The group stages of the SAFF Championship in 2008 began with three wins out of a possible three victories for each team. Chhetri got a goal in the first match of the tournament, which India won 4–0 against Nepal.

He scored once again in the competition, which was during India’s 2–1 victory over Bhutan in the semi-final; this time, it was an equalizer before Gouramangi Singh scored India’s second goal, which sent India to the final.[99] Chhetri participated in all 90 minutes of India’s championship match against the Maldives, which they lost 1-0. Chhetri participated in the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup, in which he played in every game and scored four goals. This event took place later that year.

In the victory over Afghanistan by a score of 1-0, he had an impact on the play that led up to Climax Lawrence’s goal. In addition, he participated in all three quarters of the match against Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Chhetri scored the lone goal for India in their semi-final match against Myanmar, which they won 1-0, thanks to an assist from Bhaichung Bhutia. This goal allowed India to advance to the championship match. In the championship match against Tajikistan, Chhetri scored a hat trick, which proved to be the decisive factor in India’s victory.

India became eligible for the Asian Cup for the first time in 24 years thanks to its automatic qualification for the competition, which took place in 2011. The referee in Uzbekistan, Valentin Kovalenko, initially ruled that his first goal should not count because he was offside, but he later reversed his decision after speaking with his assistant. Hundreds of fans waited outside the stadium to greet India’s new “poster boy,” and India manager Bob Houghton praised the player, saying, “He is exceptional, fearless, and honest. He is never one to give up.

Sunil Chhetri Family, Relationship and Afair

Sunil Chhetri was born on August 3, 1984 in Secunderabad, India, to parents K. B. Chhetri and Sushila Chhetri. K. B. Chhetri served as an officer in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers of the Indian Army. Sushila Chhetri was Sunil Chhetri’s mother. While his father was a member of the football team for the Indian Army, his mother and her twin sister were members of the Nepal women’s national team. His father played for the Indian Army. Chhetri began playing football at an early age and has competed in a wide variety of competitions since then.

Sunil Chhetri with his Father
Sunil Chhetri with his Mother
Sunil Chhetri with his Sister

Chhetri wed his longtime lover Sonam Bhattacharya on December 4, 2017. Sonam is the daughter of former Indian international and current Mohun Bagan star Subrata Bhattacharya. Chhetri has been together with Sonam for a long time. On the occasion of Sunil Chhetri’s 34th birthday in 2018, the Asian Football Confederation bestowed upon him the title of “Asian Icon.” He will begin a new contract with the international sports conglomerate Puma in the year 2020.

Sunil Chhetri with his Wife

Family & Marital Status

Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date4 December 2017
ParentsMother-Sushila Chhetri
Father- KB Chhetri
SiblingsBrother- Not Known
Sister-Bandana Chhetri
Spouse/WifeSonam Bhattacharya
ChildrenSon-Dhruv

Physical Measurement

Height (Approx.)In Centimeters –170 cm
In Meters-1.70 m
In Feet and Inches –5′ 7″
Weight (Approx.) In Kg –62 kg 
In Pounds – 136 lbs
Body Measurements (Approx.)Chest Size-38 inches
Waist Size-32 inches
Biceps Size-13 inches
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourDark Brown

Sunil Chhetri Social Media Accounts

Instagram id chetri_sunil116.3M followers
Facebook id Sunil Chhetri1.7M followers 
Youtube Channel
Twitter id Sunil Chhetri1.8M Followers
Linkedin id

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Sunil Chhetri Net Worth:

Sunil Chhetri net worth is (Approx) USD 1 million (INR 8.27 crore) dollars. And is monthly salary 7 Lakhs, & Yearly Salary 80 Lakhs.

Sunil Chhetri Cars Collection:

  • Audi A6
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Kia Seltos
  • Mahindra Scorpio
  • Kia Carens

Fanmail address:

Sunil Chhetri,
Secunderabad,
India

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