Sunil Chhetri - Indian Football Player

Full NameSunil Chhetri
Playing PositionStriker; Center Forward
HometownSecunderabad, AP
Height5ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Age34 years (as of 2018)
International Goals 65
Domestic Goals119
Fifa 19 Rating67

Net worth

Salary Per Match: $ 11,000 (~ ₹8,14,000)

Sunil Chhetri Net Worth: ₹ 2.30 crore (according to Forbes 2017 Celebrity ranking)

Sunil Chhetri Biography

He is an international footballer, who plays for India and Bengaluru FC. He has over 65 goals from 103 international appearances for his country, making him the 2nd highest active goalscorer in the world (Cristiano Ronaldo being the unsurprising #1). To put the stat in perspective, Lionel Messi has the same amount of goals, but from 25 more games (128) than Chhetri’s. Coincidentally, they also share the same playing positions and even height! He has captained India to 2007, ’09 and ‘12 Nehru Cups and 2012 SAFF Championship.

Family

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Sunil Chhetri with wife Sonam Bhattacharya (Credit: ICivil)

Sunil Chhetri was born on the 3rd August 1984 in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. His father, KB Chhetri played for the Indian Army’s team.  His mother, Sushila Chhetri, and her twin sister, Bandana Chhetri, both played for the Nepal women’s national team.

In 2017, he got married to his long-time girlfriend, Sonam Bhattacharya.

Achievements

Indian Legend - Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri During His Time at Bengaluru FC

International Titles

Nehru Cup (2007, 2009, 2012)

AFC Challenge Cup (2008)

SAFF Championship (2011, 2016)

Domestic Titles

I-League (2009-10, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16)

Indian Federation Cup (2014–15, 2016–17)

Super Cup (2018)

Awards

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Former President Pratibha Patil conferring Chhetri with Arjuna Award (Credit: ANN)

AFC Asian Icon (2018)

Hero of the Intercontinental Cup (2018)

FPAI Indian Player of the Year (2009, 2018)

Hero of the I-League (2016–17)

Hero of the Indian Super League (2017–18)  

Arjuna Award (2011)

AIFF Player of the Year ( 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017)

AFC Challenge Cup Most Valuable Player (2008)

SAFF Championship Player of the Tournament (2011)

News

5 Unknown Facts about Indian Football Team Captain Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri – The Undisputed King of Indian Football

5 Current Indian Football Players Who are Giving Their Best

Sources: Forbes 2017, AIFA
Monish Gadiya is a Pune-based sports author at KreedOn. He is a thorough tech-enthusiast and believes innovation is the answer to the problems prevalent in the society. Monish graduated from University of Pune with a degree in civil engineering before pursuing a post-graduate diploma course in creative writing and intellectual property rights. A die-hard football fan, he has represented his college at various football competitions.

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