Sunil Chhetri Wiki, Biography, Age, Career, Family, Girlfriend, Images and Facts

Sunil Chhetri is a popular Professional Indian Footballer. He is the striker and captain of Indian National Football team at present. He is also a main strike player for Indian club named Bengaluru FC. He is the all time top goal scorer and most capped player for team India. Sunil has the 2nd highest number of goals with 74 international goal. Recently on June 8, 2021 he scored 2 goals and helped India to win by 2-0 vs Bangladesh in qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Sunil Chhetri


Sunil Chhetri was born on August 3, 1984 in Telangana, India. He is 36 years old at the moment (As of 2021).

Wiki/Biography and Personal life

Sunil Chhetri was born and grew up in Secunderabad, Telangana, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. He was interested in sports since he started his education. He did her primary schooling from Bahai school in Gangtok, Darjeeling. For high school education he went to Loyola school in Kolkata. He did his graduation from Asutosh College, Kolkata, West Bengal. He used to play football for his school team and college team. He is a very good leader and known as “Captain Fantastic”. He is not famous in India only but he also huge fan base world wide. On his 34 birthday in 2018, He won the award for “Asian Icon” by AFC. In 2020 he collaborated with sports brand Puma for 3 upcoming years.

Full NameSunil Chhetri
Date of BirthAugust 3, 1984
Age36 years
BirthplaceSecunderabad, Telangana, India
Zodiac sign / Sun signLeo
Famous ForFootball
SchoolLoyola school in Kolkata
Bahai school in Gangtok, Darjeeling
CollegeAsutosh College, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Educational QualificationsGraduate
DebutMohun Bagan
Years ActiveNA


Sunil Chhetri started his career as a professional footballer in 2002 at Mohun Bagan. After sometime he moved to JCT. Here he played 48 games and scored 21 goals. It is most goals for this team. In 2010 he joined Kansas City Wizards for Major League Soccer. In this league he is the only third player from subcontinent to go foreign. But his performance in this league was not long lastig so he returned to India and started playing in I-League. In this league he contribute for Mohun Bagan and Chirag United. After this tournament once again he has called for abroad. He joined Sporting Clube de Portugal of Primeira Liga where he is part of club’s reserve side. In Indian league he played for many big teams such as Churchill Brothers, Mumbai City, Bengaluru FC and more.

After he selected in Indian national football team and become so popular in short time because of his playing skills. With the heklp of his skills and his leading ability team India able to won Nehru Cup in 2007, 2009, 2012 and SAFF Championship in 2011 and 2016. He is famous for his striking skills. He helped India to won 2008 AFC Asian Challenge Cup for the first time after qualified for the first time in 27 years. He is declared as AIFF Player for the ecoed six times in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018-19. In his career he won the lot of awards including Arjuna Award in 2011, FPAI Indian Player of the Year in 2009, AFC Challenge Cup Most Valuable Player in 2008, SAFF Championship Player of the Tournament in 2011 Hero of the I-League for the year 2016–17 and Hero of the Indian Super League in 2017–18.

Family and Cast

Sunil Chhetri was born into Hindu Indian family from Telangana, India. His family so disciplined as her father was doing civil service. His father name is K.B. Chhetri and he is working as a Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Corps in Indian Army. K.B. Chhetri was also a footballer who played for Indian Army team at the time of her service. His mother name is Sushila Chhetri. Her mother along with her twin sister used to play for Nepal women’s national team. So sunil got motivation and interest in sports through them

Father NameK.B. Chhetri
Mother NameSushila Chhetri
Siblings NameNot Known

Girlfriend/Wife and Relationships

On December 4, 2017 Chhetri got married to Sonam Bhattacharya. The couple are in relationship for long time before their marriage. Sonam is daughter of the ex Indian football player Subrata Bhattacharya.

Boyfriend NameSonam Bhattacharya
Marital StatusMarried

Physical Appearance

The 36 years old sportsman has very fit physique. He has the height of 5 ft 8 in/ 170 cm and weight of 70 Kg/ 154 lbs. He is very serious regarding her health as he is sports person so it is his first requirement. He always prefer healthy items in her diet plan. He has black hair and small black eyes.

Physical Statistics
Weight (approx.)Kilograms- 70 Kg
Weight in Pounds- 154 lbs
Height (approx.)Centimeters – 170 cm
Inches – 5 ft 8 in
Meter – 1.70 m
Shoe SizeNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

Net worth

As of reports his exact net worth is not known. But his estimated salary is around 1.1 lakhs USD or it may increased.

Money Factor
Net Worth1.1 lakhs USD

Social Media


Contact Information

AddressTelangana, India
Mobile Number86515XXXXX
Whatsapp Number86515XXXXX
Office Phone Number / Mobile NumberNot Known

Some lesser known Interesting facts

  • As a footballer he won many awards including Arjuna Award, Hero of the Indian Super League and AFC Challenge Cup Most Valuable Player.
  • He loves cricket and also seen to promote IPL team RCB.
  • He loves to dance and sometimes seen in a parties.
  • He is all-time top goalscorer and also most-capped player of Indian National Football Team.
  • Currently he is captain of Bengaluru FC and Indian Football team.

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