Sunil Chhetri Biography, News, Records, Skills, Stats And Facts

Sunil Chhetri biography:

He was born on August 3rd, 1984 in Secunderabad, India to K.B Chhetri and Sushila. His father played football for the team of the Indian army and his mother and her twin sisters played for the Women’s National team of Nepal.  

Sunil Chhetri News:

He is a professional footballer from India, and he is part of Bengaluru FC in the ISL. He plays as a striker for Bengaluru and is the top goal scorer for the national team. He made his debut in 2002 in Mohan Bagun, and then he switched over to JCT (Jagatjit Cotton & Textile Football Club) and scored 21 goals in 48 games. In 2011 he helped India win the SAFF (South Asian Football federation) championship. He is the 2nd footballer in India to play 100 matches after Bhaichung Bhutia. And he is the recipient of the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award on November 13th, 2021. 

Sunil Chhetri Records:

He has 10 records to his credit. They are as follows:


1. First Indian player to play in 3 different continents – they are Asia, Europe, and North America.

2. Most goals scored by an Indian in all of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) competitions – he scored a total of 19 goals in AFC Champions Qualifiers and the AFC Cup.

3.   Most Hat-tricks by any Indian in the Indian Super League – He scored 2 hat-tricks so far in ISL. The most by any Indian player.  


4.   First Indian player to score a hat-trick in Indian Super League – he is the first Indian to score a hat-trick in ISL.  


5.   Highest goal scorer for India in the ISL – he is the all-time highest goal scorer for India in ISL.  


6.   Highest goal scorer for India in the I- League – he is the highest Indian goal scorer in the I-League with 90 goals to his credit. 


7.   The AIFF player of the year for 6 times – since the start of AIFF (All India football federation) he won the award a record 6 times.  


8.   Most number of hat-tricks for India – he scored 3 hat-tricks in international football. 


9.   He made the most appearances for India – this skipper has made 117 appearances for India internationally.  


10.   The most international goals by an Indian – he made 74 goals in 117 international games. He is also the 2nd highest goal scorer after Cristiano’s 103 goals.  

Sunil Chhetri skills: 

The Indian head coach Igor Stimac said that Sunil’s leadership skills on the pitch are special. This talismanic striker is a role model to the entire squad. And he is the most passionate member of the dressing room among the others. India claimed the SAFF Cup title recently for the 8th time. Sunil was the first scorer of the match and the blue tigers won 3-0 against Nepal. Suresh Wangjam and Sahal Abdul Samad were the other scorers. With this goal, Chhetri has equalled Lionel Messi as the 2nd highest goal scorer in international football. His first international tournament was the Nehru Cup in 2007. In his first game against Cambodia, he scored 2 goals, and against Syria, he scored 1 goal, and then against Kyrgyzstan he scored another goal. And in 2007 India had begun its World Cup qualification campaign. However, they lost the initial campaign with an aggregated defeat of 6-3. you can watch chhetri skill videos live Football score apps.    

Sunil Chhetri Statistics:

Chhetri is a forward who played 3 matches this season in the Indian Super League. Playing a total of 242 minutes. He scores an average of 0 goals for every 90 minutes that he is on the pitch. This performance presently places them at 0 out of 0, for ISL players who played at the least three matches.  

Sunil Chhetri Facts:

It was with the Indian National team, that he carved a niche, he helped India win the Nehru Cup three times in 2012, 2009, and 2007. He also helped Indian win the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. It was the first time in 27 years that India qualified for the AFC Asian Cup.


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