Sunil Chhetri Biography[footballer]: Age, Height, [Net worth], Salary, Stats, Parents, Siblings, Girlfriend, House, Cars & Current Teams

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

Sunil Chhetri
NameSunil Chhetri  
Date of Birth3 August 1984
Age ( as on 30th June 2023)38 years 10 months 27 days
Place of Birth:  Secunderabad, India  
Nationality:     Indian
Length5 feet 7 inches  
Weight64 kg  
Eye ColorDark brown  
Hair ColorBlack
School NameBaha’i School, Gangtok, Sikkim, Loyola School in Kolkata
College NameAsutosh College, Kolkata  
Sunil Chettri Education QualificationGraduate (Not Completed)
OccupationIndian footballer  
CoachSubroto Bhattacharya  
Net Worth$1 million
Sunil Chettri Wife Name isSonam Bhattacharya

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Sunil Hat-Trick
Sunil Hat-Trick

Parents, Siblings, and Spouse

Father’s NameKB Chhetri
Mother’s nameSushila Chhetri
SisterBandana Chhetri
BrotherVishal Sharma
wife’s nameSonam 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.

Football Career

  • 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.
Team information
Current teamBengaluru
Youth career
2001–2002City Club Delhi
Senior career
YearsTeamApperanceGoals Scored
2002–2005Mohun Bagan18(8)
2008–2009East Bengal26(13)
2010Kansas City Wizards1(0)
2011Chirag United7(7)
2011–2012Mohun Bagan16(9)
2012–2013Sporting CP B3(0)
2013→ Churchill Brothers (loan)13(6)
2015–2016Mumbai City17(7)
2016→ Bengaluru (loan)20(9)
International career
2004India U203(2)
2006–2007India U232(0)
2005– ContinueIndia140(92)
Source: Wikipedia

Sunil Chettrei standing among 5 International Players

No.Football player CountryAppearedGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoPortugal200123
2Ali DeiIran148109
3Lionel MessiArgentina175103
4Sunil Chhetri India13992
5Mokhtar DahariMalaysia14289

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
Audi A6
  • Audi A6
  • Kia Seltos
  • Mahindra Scorpio
  • Maruti-Suzuki SX4
  • Toyota Fortuner

Sunil Chhetri Personal Life (Wife)

sunil chhetri wife
Sunil 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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