Sunil Chhetri Biography: Sunil Chhetri was on 3rd August 1984, in Secunderabad. He hails from a brave Nepali family with a military background. He began his professional career at Mohun Bagan in 2002. And rose to become the iconic captain of the Indian football team. We are providing his biography and his early life, education, football career, and personal life. Chhetri Scores Hat-Trick: India Beat Pakistan 4-0 in SAFF Championship Opener.
Sunil Chhetri Biography
|Date of Birth||3 August 1984|
|Age ( as on 30th June 2023)||38 years 10 months 27 days|
|Place of Birth:||Secunderabad, India|
|Length||5 feet 7 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|School Name||Baha’i School, Gangtok, Sikkim, Loyola School in Kolkata|
|College Name||Asutosh College, Kolkata|
|Sunil Chettri Education Qualification||Graduate (Not Completed)|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Sunil Chettri Wife Name is||Sonam Bhattacharya|
Parents, Siblings, and Spouse
|Father’s Name||KB Chhetri|
|Mother’s name||Sushila Chhetri|
|wife’s name||Sonam Bhattacharya married on 4 December 2017|
Early Life and Education
- He was born in Secunderabad.
- But he grew up in different states of India due to his father’s job in the Gorkha Regiment.
- He studied in various schools, including Bahai School in Gangtok, Bethany, and RCS in Darjeeling
- Loyola School in Kolkata, and Army Public School in New Delhi.
- Chhetri joined Ashutosh College for his graduation but couldn’t complete it due to his selection to the Indian football team.
- Sunil Chhetri began playing football at 17, starting with the Delhi City Football Club at the domestic level.
- He played for Mohun Bagan Football Club Kolkata in 2002.
- He made his international debut in 2005.
- He scored his first international goal against Pakistan.
- He played for notable clubs like JCT Football Club, Bengaluru Football Club, Mumbai City Football, and East Bengal Football Club.
- Currently, he leads the Indian football team as its captain.
|2001–2002||City Club Delhi|
|2010||Kansas City Wizards||1||(0)|
|2012–2013||Sporting CP B||3||(0)|
|2013||→ Churchill Brothers (loan)||13||(6)|
|2016||→ Bengaluru (loan)||20||(9)|
Sunil Chettrei standing among 5 International Players
Sunil Chhetri Awards and Achievements
- Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports – 2011
- Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award – 2019
- Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honor of India. – 2021
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth
His estimated net worth is 1 million US dollars. (approximately 75,00,000 Indian Rupees).
Sunil Chhetri Salary
- Sunil Chhetri club name Bengaluru FC in ISL
- Earns up to ₹8-10 lakh per match
- His earnings get up to ₹80 Lakhs+
Sunil Chhetri Sponsorships
- KIA (2018)
- Puma (2019)
- twelfth man (2019)
- NXGn Sports (2020)
Sunil Chhetri Cars
- Audi A6
- Kia Seltos
- Mahindra Scorpio
- Maruti-Suzuki SX4
- Toyota Fortuner
Sunil Chhetri Personal Life (Wife)
- He married Sonam Bhattacharya. She is the daughter of his mentor Subratau Bhattacharya.
- Sonam holds a Business Management degree from a university in Scotland and manages two hotels in Kolkata.
Which football player received Khel Ratna Award in India?
Sunil Chhetri is the only footballer who received India’s sports award.
Who is the best player in Indian football?
Sunil Chhetri is the best player in Indian football.
Is Sunil Chhetri a Millionaire?
Who is the top scorer in Indian football?
Sunil with 243 goals for club and country both.
Where is India ranked in football?
India ranked in football at 101 positions.
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