Sunil Chhetri Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, & More
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Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian football team, is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers ever produced by India. He demonstrates his remarkable skills and versatility by playing as a forward for both club and country. He is particularly renowned for his exceptional link-up play, impressive goal-scoring abilities, and exemplary leadership qualities that inspire his teammates on and off the field. His contributions have earned him a distinguished reputation in the world of football.
Sunil Chhetri Biography
As he celebrates his 36th birthday today, his achievements and impact on the sport have solidified his status as one of India’s most revered sporting icons. With numerous records to his name, Chhetri has cemented his position as the fourth-highest goal scorer in the world. He ranks third among active players in terms of international goals scored; only surpassed by the legendary duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Furthermore, Chhetri holds the distinction of being the most-capped player and all-time top goalscorer for the Indian national team.
|Real Name||Sunil Chhetri|
|DOB (Date of Birth)||3 August 1984 (Friday)|
|Birth Place||Secunderabad, India|
|School||Bahai School, Gangtok, Sikkim|
|College||Asutosh College, Kolkata|
|University||Asutosh College, Kolkata|
|Feet & Inches||5’ 7”|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father Name||KB Chhetri|
|Mother Name||Sushila Chhetri|
|Children||A baby boy|
|Profession||Indian Professional Footballer|
|Net Worth||7 crore|
|Food||Fish pamphlet curry with steamed rice.|
|Actor/Actress||Konkona Sen, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Songs||‘Bahon Mein Chale Aao’|
|Movies||Diljale, Aashiqui 2,|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music, Playing Cricket, Badminton, and Tennis|
His father is a retired officer from the EME Corps of the Indian Army while his mother played for the Nepal Women’s National Team along with her twin sister.
He was born on August 3, 1984, in Secunderabad, India. Hence, Sunil is 39 years old.
Sunil Chhetri’s passion for football was evident from a young age. His dedication to the sport led him to make a decision that would impact his education. He decided to discontinue his studies in the 12th standard after participating in the Asian School Championship held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2001.
In December 2017, Sunil Chhetri tied the knot with Sonam Bhattacharya, whom he had been in a long-term relationship with. Sonam is the daughter of Subrata Bhattacharya, a former international football player.
Sunil Chhetri’s football career began with Mohun Bagan Athletic Club in the National Football League, after playing with City FC in New Delhi. In his first season with Mohun Bagan in 2002-03, Chhetri scored four goals as the team finished 7th in the table. The following season, 2003-04, he managed to score two goals as the club finished 9th. In the 2004-05 season, Chhetri again scored two goals, and the team finished 8th, narrowly avoiding relegation. In 2005, Chhetri signed with JCT for the 2005-06 season. He had a successful stint, scoring 11 goals as the club finished in second place. During this time, Chhetri also represented Delhi in the Santosh Trophy, scoring two hat-tricks against Orissa and Railways in the group stages. Moving on to the I-League, Chhetri joined East Bengal for the next season.
- 2021: Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award
Sunil Chhetri’s estimated net worth is around INR 7 crore. As the captain of the Indian football team, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers in the country.
Sunil Chhetri Records
- Most hat-tricks for India
- Most hat-tricks by an Indian in ISL
- Most goals by an Indian in AFC Competitions
- Most appearances for India
- Highest international goals by an Indian
- Highest Indian goal scorer in ISL
- Highest Indian goal scorer in I-League
- First Indian player to score a hat-trick in ISL
- First Indian player to have played in three different continents
- First Footballer to receive Khel Ratna Award
- AIFF Player of the Year for a record 7 times
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