Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39 Years
|Profession||Indian Professional Footballer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 136 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Professional Debut||2002 for Mohun Bagan|
|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.
|Awards||2021: Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award|
|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 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2023)|| 39 Years
|School||Bahai School, Gangtok, Sikkim|
|College||Asutosh College, Kolkata|
|Family||Father- KB Chhetri
Mother- Sushila Chhetri
Sister- Bandana Chhetri
|Hobbies||Listening Music, Playing Cricket, Badminton and Tennis|
|Actor||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Sonam Bhattacharya (entrepreneur)
|Children||Son- Dhruv (born on 30 August 2023)|
|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.
- 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 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.