Sunil Chhetri Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Wife, Career, Team, Playing Position, Records, Net Worth, Ranking, Awards, Jersey Number & More
Sunil Chhetri is an Indian Professional Football player who is the captain for the Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC and the Indian National team. He plays the position of a striker and he is the fourth-highest international goal scorer.
|Real Name||Sunil Chhetri|
|Profession||Indian Football Player|
|Date of Birth||03 August 1984|
|Age (as in 2021)||37 years old|
|Birth Place||Secundarabad, Telengana, India|
|Family||Father: KB Chhetri|
Mother: Sushila Chhetri
Siblings: Bandana Chhetri ( sister)
|Language Speak||English, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi.|
|Home Town||Secundarabad, Telengana, India|
Birth & Early Life
Sunil Chhetri was born on 3rd August 1984 to KB Chhetri and Sushila Chhetri. His father is a retired officer from the EME Corps of the Indian Army and his mother played for the Nepal Women’s National Team.
Education & More
|School||Bahai school, Sikkim|
|College||Asutosh College, Kolkata|
Sunil began his professional career in 2002 with Mohun Bagan Athletic Club at the National Football League. He scored four goals and his club finished 7th. In the 2003-04 season, the striker scored 2 goals and brought his club to the 9th rank. In the 2004-05 season, which was his last game with Mohun Bagan, he scored and his club finished 8th in the League.
In 2005, Sunil joined Jahathit Cotton and Textile Football Club (JCT FC). He made his club debut in the 2005-06 season and scored 3 goals and placed 6th. In the 2006-07 season, he scored 11 goals and progressed to second place. In 2007, he scored 7 goals in the first season of the I-League and his club bagged the third rank. In the same year, Sunil was awarded the AIFF Player of the Year. In 2009, he signed a 2-year contract with Dempo, an I-league club. He also signed a 3-year contract with the English Football League Championship side Queens Park Rangers that year. However, he was denied a work permit as India was not in the top 70 in FIFA World Ranking. In 2010, the Indian League captain signed with the Kansas City Wizards of the Major League Soccer.
He made his debut in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. However, his team lost the match to Colorado Rapids. In 2010, his team played a friendly match against Manchester United and won the match by 2-1. In the following year, Sunil was chosen for the Indian National Team.
- In 2011, he signed with Chirag United and played the 2010-11 season. In July, he signed a 1-year contract with Mohun Bagan.
- In 2012, Chhetri signed a 2-year contract with Sporting CP. In 2013, he was loaned out to the Churchill Brothers and the remainder of the season. He helped the team win their second I League title that year.
- In 2013, He signed a new contract with Bengaluru FC. He made his debut in the 2013-14 season and the club to their first-ever I-League title in its debut season.
- In 2014, Sunil played in the Durand Cup with his club.
- In 2015, he was picked by Mumbai City and played against Oman and Turkmenistan. He also made history that year, becoming the first Indian to score a hat-trick in the game against NorthEast United.
- He then signed a contract with Bengaluru FC in 2016 and continued to play for the team till 2020.
- In the 2019-20 campaign Sunil was Bengaluru’s top scorer. In 2019, Chhetri helped his team win the match against Thailand at the AFC Asian Cup.
- In 2021, He scored twice in a win over Bangladesh in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
|International Debut||2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup|
Personal Life & More
His zodiac sign is Leo. In 2017, Sunil married his long-time girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya, the daughter of former Indian International Footballer and Mohun Bagan player Subrata Bhattacharya. Sunil’s estimated net worth is $1 million. He has also signed a deal with the sports brand PUMA.
|Wife Name||Sonam Bhattacharya|
|Net worth||$1 M|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||171 cm|
|Weight (approx.)||62 kg|
Some Important Facts About Sunil Chhetri
- Sunil is nicknamed Bhai.
- His favorite footballer is Lionel Messi.
- In 2007, he was the top goal scorer at the Nehru Cup
- In 2018, he was named an Asian Icon by AFC on his 34th birthday.
Social Media Presence
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