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Unveiling the Untold: 5 Fascinating Facts About Sunil Chhetri

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Sunil Chhetri is the most admired footballer of India and is the current captain of the Indian National Football team. He plays as a striker with Indian National Team and Bengaluru FC in Indian Super League (ISL). He started his career in 2007 and has been making the nation proud. KreedOn brings 5 unknown Sunil Chhetri facts.

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List of 5 Unknown Facts about Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri Facts: His Parents and Football

His father Kharga Chhetri was an officer in Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Corps and played for the Indian Army’s soccer team. While his mother Sushila Chettri and her twin sisters played for the Nepal women’s national soccer team. He was born in Secunderabad, but he calls New Delhi to be his hometown.

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Sunil Chhetri Facts: Education till 12th

Sunil Chhetri schooling was in Gangtok. After that, he relocated to New Delhi where he studied at Army Public School. After school, he completed his college in Ashutosh college where he completed his class 12th. After that, he quit his studies because he got an opportunity to represent India at the Asian School Championships in Malaysia in October 2001.

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Sunil Chhetri Facts: Won (AIFF) Player of the Year four times

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Chhetri has won the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Player of the Year, six times in the years 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018 for his amazing achievements for his club and country.

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Third highest Goal scorer in International Football

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Sunil Chettri holds the record for the most number of goals at an international level playing for India. Also, he is the third highest goal scorer in the world after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Sunil has 85 goals in 133 matches.

His First Move

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His first big move came in 2002, when he joined Mohun Bagan, he spent three seasons there. It was a great learning experience for him, as he was playing in front of big crowds and in high-pressure matches as a teenager. He then joined the Punjab-based club in 2005 and spent three years there.

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How many goals has Sunil Chhetri scored in his football career?

Sunil Chhetri has scored over 85 international goals, making him the leading goal scorer for the Indian national football team.

Which clubs has Sunil Chhetri played for?

Sunil Chhetri has played for several clubs throughout his career, including Mohun Bagan and East Bengal in the I-League, as well as Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL).

How many times has Sunil Chhetri won the AIFF Player of the Year award?

Sunil Chhetri has won the AIFF (All India Football Federation) Player of the Year award a record six times, in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018.

Is Sunil Chhetri the only Indian footballer to score in a FIFA World Cup qualifier?

Sunil Chhetri holds the distinction of being the only Indian footballer to score in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. He achieved this feat during a match against Qatar in 2019.

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