Sunil Chetri Family, Wedding Pics | Age, Biography, Height, Wiki, Wife, Daughter, Son
Born: August 3, 1984 (age 33 years), Secunderabad, India
Height: 1.7 m
Spouse: Sonam Bhattacharya (m. 2017)
Salary: 110,008 USD (2010)
Current teams: India national football team (Forward), MORE
Siblings: Bandana Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri (born 3 August 1984) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Indian club Bengaluru FC and the Indian national team.
He is both the most-capped player, and all-time top goalscorer for Indian national team, with 62 goals in 100 appearances. He is also the current captain of the national team.
Chhetri began his professional career at Mohun Bagan in 2002. He then moved to JCT where he scored 21 goals in 48 games. He signed for the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer in 2010, becoming the third player from the subcontinent of note to go abroad.
However, that stint in the United States did not last long and soon he was back in India’s I-League where he played for Chirag United and Mohun Bagan before going back abroad. This time he was signed by Sporting Clube de Portugal of the Primeira Liga where he played for the club’s reserve side.
He helped India win the 2007 Nehru Cup, 2009 Nehru Cup, the 2012 Nehru Cup as well as the 2011 SAFF Championship. He was also one of India’s best players during the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup in which India won the tournament and thus qualified for their first AFC Asian Cup in 27 years.
He then led India in scoring during their short-lived campaign at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup with two goals. Chhetri has also been named AIFF Player of the Year four times in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2014
Sunil Chhetri was born on 3 August 1984 to K.B. Chhetri, an officer in the Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Corps of the Indian Army, and Sushila Chhetri in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
His father played for the Indian Army’s team while his mother and her twin sisters played for the Nepal women’s national team. Chhetri started playing football from a young age taking part in various tournaments.
On 4 December 2017, Chhetri got married to his long time girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya
Real Name Sunil Chhetri
Profession Indian Professional Footballer
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 136 lbs
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Professional Debut 2002 for Mohun Bagan
Jersey Number 11
Position Striker, Centre-forward
Mentor Subroto Bhattacharya
Records (main ones)/Achievements
• Chhetri signed for JCT (Jagatjit Cotton & Textile Football Club), in Santosh Trophy, Chhetri scored two hat-tricks for Delhi in the group stages against both Orissa and Railways.
• Chhetri scored 11 goals for JCT during the 2006-07 season and the club finished in second place, behind Dempo.
• In the very first season of Hero I-League 2007, Chhetri scored seven goals as JCT finished the season in third place.
• In December 2007, Chhetri carried off the AIFF Player of the Year award for 2007 for his excellent performances for his club and country. Even later he has been given AIFF player of the year award in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
• In 2009, he won the FPAI Indian Player of the Year award.
• In 2011, he was named ‘The Player of the Tournament’ in SAFF Championship for scoring 13 goals.
• In the 2013-14 season, Chhetri scored 14 goals and 7 assist in 23 appearances in the season, Chhetri led Bengaluru FC to their first ever I-League title in its debut season.
• Chhetri has been the top goal scorer for Indian Football Team scoring 53 goals in 93 appearances.
Career Turning Point In the Nehru Cup 2007, when he became the top goal scorer for India scoring four goals and helping India win the title.
Date of Birth 3 August 1984
Age (as in 2016) 32 Years
Birth Place Secunderabad, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Leo
Hometown Secunderabad, India
School Bahai School, Gangtok, Sikkim
College Asutosh College, Kolkata
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Family Father- KB Chhetri
Mother- Sushila Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri with his parents in Singapore
Sister- Bandana Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri with his sister in both photographs
Ethnicity Indian, Nepali
Hobbies Listening Music, Playing Cricket, Badminton and Tennis
Favourite Footballer Lionel Messi,
Favourite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite Actress Konkona Sen
Favourite Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Sonam Bhattacharya
Sonam Bhattacharya Chhetri’s fiancée
Children Son- N/A
Net Worth $1 Million
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sunil Chhetri
Sunil’s parents are from Nepal. They later migrated to India.
Sunil’s father KB Chhetri officer retired from the EME Corps of the Indian Army.
Chhetri’s Mother Sushila Chhetri played for the Nepal women’s national team along with her twin sister.
During his formative years, Chhetri’s family was living in austerity. He had not sufficient money to pursue his goals.
In 2008, Chhetri was about to play in Europe; he was very close to sign European football clubs like Leeds United of the Football League One and Estoril Praia of the Liga de Honra, the second division of Portugal.
On 25 January 2009, Chhetri was called up in Coventry, England to begin a trial at Coventry City of the Football League Championship, but four days later Chris Coleman, the Coventry City Manager said that they would not be following their interest in Chhetri.Chris Coleman
On 30 August 2009, Hindustan Times announced that Chhetri had signed a three-year contract with English Football League Championship side Queens Park Rangers but that he was denied a work permit by the British government.
He was also the captain of the Indian national team from 2011 till 2016.
Chhetri has received Arjuna Award from Indian President.Chhetri receiving Arjuna Award From Pratibha Patil
Chhetri and Sonam the daughter of former Indian player Subroto Bhattacharya has been in the relationship for a long time. The couple is going to marry in 2017.