Sunil Chhetri Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Secunderabad
Age: 39 Years
Height: 5' 7"

Sunil Chetri

ProfessionIndian Professional Footballer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Professional Debut2002 for Mohun Bagan
RetirementOn 16 May 2024, he announced that he would retire from international football on 6 June 2024.
Jersey Number11
Position Striker, Centre-forward
MentorSubroto Bhattacharya
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.
Awards2021: Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award
Career Turning PointIn the Nehru Cup 2007, when he became the top goal scorer for India scoring four goals and helping India win the title.
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 August 1984 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023) 39 Years
BirthplaceSecunderabad, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownSecunderabad, India
SchoolBahai School, Gangtok, Sikkim
CollegeAsutosh College, Kolkata
FamilyFather- KB Chhetri
Mother- Sushila Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri with his parents in Singapore
Brother- N/A
Sister- Bandana Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri with his sister in both photographs
EthnicityIndian, Nepali
HobbiesListening Music, Playing Cricket, Badminton and Tennis
FootballerLionel Messi,
David Villa
ActorShah Rukh Khan
ActressKonkona Sen
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSonam Bhattacharya (entrepreneur)
Sonam Bhattacharya Chhetri's fiancée
WifeSonam Bhattacharya
ChildrenSon- Dhruv (born on 30 August 2023)
Money Factor
Net Worth$1 Million

Sunil Chetri

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.